David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie – Photos of Madonna’s Son Who Is Emerging As A Footballer

David Banda, Madonna's adopted son

Born on September 24, 2005, in the southeastern African country of Malawi, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie, is Madonna‘s adopted son. David Banda’s biological parents are Yohane Banda and Marita Banda. David is one of the four children Madonna adopted from Malawi.

David also has got six other siblings. Lourdes Leon is the biological child of Madonna, three adopted sister’s; Mercy James and twins, Estere and Stelle Mwale, and two brothers; Rocco John Ritchie, and Rafael Ritchie.

Madonna’s Son David Banda Is A Promising Footballer

David Banda is currently at Benfica Youth Team. Madonna’s kid has already proven himself to be an avid player there. After hearing that David was going to sign up for Benfica, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo contacted Madonna. He tried to persuade her to make David sign up for Sporting Lisbon instead, the club Ronaldo graduated from.

But to no avail. In 2018, David’s club Benfica Youth triumphed 3-0 against Clube Desportivo Estrela. Besides, David was also accoladed as the best performer in the ‘Under-12’ category. To help her son pursue his career in football, Madonna then moved to the Portuguese capital along with David and his sisters;  Mercy James, Stella, and Esther.

David Banda is signed up for Benfica Youth Team.
David Banda is an aspiring football player at the Benfica Youth Club. Image source: The Sun

Benfica Youth seems to be the right place for the emerging David. Moreover, it boasts of graduates like Renato Sanches, Goncalo Guedes, Bernardo Silva, and Ederson among others.

David Banda’s Adoption

Madonna’s son, David Banda, was born into destitution. Right after his delivery, David’s biological mother died due to health complications. Thus, his father, Yonda Banda, gave him up for adoption.  Since then, the Home of Hope Orphan Care Centre in Mchinji had been looking after David. At the time, the 13-month-old David was suffering from pneumonia and tuberculosis. Madonna had visited the orphanage while on one of her tours. When she saw the ailing David, she immediately decided to take him in for adoption. After a debilitating battle with the court, Madonna was eventually permitted to raise David with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie.

Madonna's son is David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie
First picture: Madonna arriving with son David in NY for the first time. Second picture: The mother-son duo visit the orphanage where they first met. Image source: DailyMail.

In 2018, Madonna celebrated son David’s birthday with a huge bang! Boujemaa Bouboul, a London-based musician from Morocco also performed at the party. The mother-son duo dressed in Gucci at the party.



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David also doesn’t miss an opportunity to sing with his mother. On his Facebook page, David had posted this adorable video of them singing, ‘Can’t Helping Falling In Love’.

David Banda – Name Meaning

David is a name of Hebrew origin which means  “beloved” or “uncle”.

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