Up-and-coming Nigerian singer Alizee was found dead alongside her four-year-old daughter, local Nigerian news reports.
Alizee, whose real name was Ali Zainab Nielsen, was allegedly murdered Thursday by her Danish husband Peter Nielsen in their home in Lagos.
“It’s really a shocking and sad development,” the singer’s management company confirmed in a statement. "We all woke up to the sad news of her death this morning and to find out that the homicide was committed by her husband makes it all the more sad. The Police has been brought in to the case and we’ll share more details as we get them.”
Though it is not clear what happened, authorities confirmed the deaths to the media. They also confirmed that Nielsen was in their custody.
Alizee’s body, and that of her daughter Petra, have been taken to a city mortuary.