Who is Davido?
David Adedeji Adeleke is a Nigerian-American music vocalist and famous music record producer, singer, songwriter, and music manager greater known by profession and stage as Davido.
He became a face in the Nigerian music company after he duped his hit song, Dami Duro, in the year 2012, after that He released his studio album, Omo Baba Olowo, in the same year 2012 to reproving praise. Due to the success of his sophomore song, Omo Baba Olowo, he won the Next Rated Artiste award at The Headies 2012.
He signed a contract with RCA Records, a supplementary of Sony Music, in July 2016. He released the top-charting song, If and Fall, in 2017. Both songs were a hit globally, as Fall was the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.
He released his second studio album, A Good Time, in November 2019, while his third album, A Better Time, was dropped in 2020. previously signed with HKN records, Davido established his own record label, DMW (Davido Music Worldwide), in 2016. The label is a home to music celebs such as Mayorkun, Peruzzi, Dremo, Liya, Yonda, and Idowest.
David Adedeji Adeleke was born on November 21, 1992, better known by his stage name Davido OBO was born and raised in Atlanta the capital of Georgia in the United States America but hails from Ede in Osun state in southwestern Nigeria.
Davido OBO was birthed in Atlanta the capital of Georgia in the United States of America but was raised in Lagos state, Nigeria, Davido was birthed to the family of Mr . Adedeji Adeleke and Mrs. Veronica Imade Adeleke. His dad Adedeji Adeleke is a business tycoon and his mum late Veronica Imade Adeleke was a university lecturer.
The young superstar is connected to the Isiaka Adeleke lineage, the first civilian Governor of Osun state, a former two-time Nigerian senator who symbolized the people’s Democratic party (PDP) in Osun state in the year 2007 to 2011.
Davido being the second son and the last child of four siblings and coming from a wealthy family and a responsible founding father didn’t lack anything in life cause he gets everything the good things of life including good and sound education.
With the wealth of his father, Davido gets the best education. attended British International schools Lagos, for his elementary and college school education.
He later studied Business Management at Oakwood University, Alabama, before discontinuing to focus fully on his music profession. After which, he chose to agree with his father’s advice to further his education once again.
In 2011, he enrolled at Babcock University for a degree in music and graduated in 2015. His father had paid the university to start a music department for an inaugural class of one.
Davido‘s official first song, Back When was dropped on the 7th Of May 2011. Rapper, Naeto C lent his vocals to the song, contributing to its success in the industry. The song, which Davido produced, was recorded in London, while Clarence Peters shot the music video in Nigeria. He was signed to HKN Records during this period, which his older brother, Adewale Adeleke, owns.
In 2011, Davido released his debut studio album, Omo Baba Olowo, featuring hit singles: Dami Duro, Ekuro, Overseas, and Back When. The album, which was a commercial success, saw Davido work with a cross-section of talented artists and producers – Maleek Berry, Spellz, Shina Rambo, 2baba, Jay Sleek, GospelOnDeBeatz, Naeto C, B-Red, Kayswitch, and Shizzi. The album, nominated for the Album Of The Year category at The Headies 2013, also won the Best R&B/Pop Album at the same award show.
In 2013, Davido partnered with his friend and producer, Shizzi, to release the hit singles: Gobe, One Of A Kind, and Skelewu. Skelewu which was a massive hit globally as it promoted a lovely dance style that trended for some years. Davido shot two music videos for the single. The first was directed by Sesan, while Moe Musa shot the second in London.
On the 1st Of February 2014, Davido took the industry by storm with the release of the song, Aye. The music video, which Clarence Peters shot, was released six days after. That same year, he collaborated with South African star, Mafikizolo to record and drop the song, Tchelete (Good Life). Then, in June 2015, he released Fans Mi‘s trap song, which had American rapper, Meek Mill as a guest artiste.
Davido announced to his fans in January 2016 that he had signed a record deal with Sony Music via their music imprint, RCA Records. Months later, he set up his record label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). He signed three artists that year: Mayorkun, Dremo, and Ichaba.
In addition, he released Son Of Mercy, a five-track EP, in 2016. The project features singles – Coolest Kid In Africa featuring Nasty C, How Long, and Gbagbe Oshi.
On the 17th Of February 2017, he released the song, If, to approving acclaim. The song, which was written and produced by Tekno, won Best Pop Single and Song Of The Year at The Headies 2018. In addition, the single was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Of South Africa (RISA), which meant it had sold over 200,000 units. The music video for If was shot and directed in London by Director Q.
Four months later, Davido dropped the international banger, Fall, on the 2nd Of June 2017. The song, which was one of the top-100-Shazam-searched singles in America, was also certified platinum by the Recording Industry Of South Africa (RISA) and was the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history. The music video for Fall was shot and directed by Daps in the United States. Since its release, the music video has earned over 100 million views on YouTube, becoming the first video by a Nigerian artist to achieve the milestone.
A few days before his twenty-fifth birthday, he released the single, FIA, on the 10th of November 2017. Fresh VDM produced the song while Clarence Peters directed its video. He released Assurance on the 30th Of April 2018 to celebrate his girlfriend, Chioma Avril Rowland‘s, 23rd birthday. Davido went home with the Best African Act award at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards. He also won the Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards.
Davido sold out his organized show at The O2 Arena in London in 2019. He was the first solo African artist to do so. Before releasing his second studio album, A Good Time, on the 22nd Of November 2019, he dropped top-charting singles, Blow My Mind and Risky. He collaborated with Chris Brown for the former while he featured dancehall artiste, Popcaan on the latter song. Meji Alabi directed the music video for Risky.
His third studio album, A Better Time, was released to the joy of his fans on the 13th Of November 2020. The song features collaborations with artists such as Ckay, Mayorkun, Bella Shmurda, Lil Baby, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, and Chris Brown. By December 2020, the album had accumulated over 213.2 million streams. Prior to the project’s release, he had released the song, Fem on the 10th Of September 2020. Dammy Twitch directed the music video.
He sold his musical system while at Oakwood and started out making beats.
He also labored with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo to shape the music act KB International. Davido dropped out of Oakwood University to pursue music complete-time and relocated to London, where he labored on his vocals.
After returning to Nigeria in 2011, he paused his music career and agreed to honor his father by enrolling at Babcock University.
In July 2015, he graduated from Babcock with a diploma in Music after his father paid the university to begin a song department for an inaugural elegance of one scholar.
Davido is not yet married but has three children each from different ladies: two girls and a boy. He was already nineteen when his first child, Aurora Imade Adeleke, was born to him by Sophia Momodu, and Hailey Veronica Adeleke the second child and daughter was born to him by his American girlfriend Amanda. He was formerly engaged to Chioma Avril Rowland, who is the mother of his son, Ifeanyi David Adeleke.
Davido is an indigene of Ede, Osun State. He has properties in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Nigeria. He shuffles his time between Atlanta and Lagos. He used to live in a mansion in Lekki, Lagos. However, during the pandemic, he moved into a new home in Banana Island.
He is not yet married and has three children: two girls and a boy. He was barely nineteen when his first child, Aurora Imade Adeleke, was born to him by Sophia Momodu. He was formerly engaged to Chioma Avril Rowland, who is the mother of his son, Ifeanyi Adeleke.
Davido is considered to be the wealthiest Nigerian artist. He is the leader of the 30 Billion Gang. An owner of a private jet, Davido is known for his luxurious lifestyle and philanthropic exploits. Although he comes from a wealthy home, Davido is a self-made Billionaire.
He is also one of the biggest brand influencers in the country. He is the brand ambassador of top brands like Infinix Mobile, 1xBet, Martell, and Munch It. In addition, he was a former brand ambassador of the telecommunications company, MTN.
Davido has three kids from different baby mamas which is two girls and one boy;
Aurora Imade Adeleke is the first daughter and the first child born by Sophia Momodu who is an Entrepreneur, Fashion connoisseur, and Brand Influencer. She was born on May 14 2015 and she is recently 7 years.
Hailey Veronica Adeleke is the second child and a girl was born by Amanda. Hailey Adeleke was born in May 2018 She is five years old.
Ifeanyi David Adeleke is the only son of Davido and the last child he was born by the famous co-founder and CEO of Good Hair Ltd and Brass and Copper Restaurant & Lounge, brand influencer and chef. Ifeanyi David Adeleke was born on 20th Oct 2019 he would be three (3) this October.
Davido has no relationship for now, which means he is single for now.
Mr. Adedeji Adeleke is a business tycoon and his mum late Veronica Imade Adeleke was a university lecturer.
List of Davido’s songs
Below are some of Davido’s songs & Albums;
- A Good Time (Album)
- A Better Time (Album)
- 1 Milli
- Dami Duro
- Son Of Mercy (2016)
- Omo Baba Olowo (2012)
Davido Net worth
Davido has spent over ten years in the industry, and during this period, he has amassed a fortune from endorsement deals, performing at music gigs, and organizing his shows. He is also an entrepreneur, having investments in thriving companies across the world.
Davido has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
On April 6, 2012, Nigerian Entertainment Today stated Davido had signed a ₦30 million endorsement cope with MTN. The deal unveiled him as the face of MTN Pulse, an advertising and marketing marketing campaign aimed at Nigerian adolescents.
On October 24, 2013, Pulse Nigeria pronounced Guinness Nigeria had signed Davido for an endorsement deal.
As part of the deal, Davido has done on the Guinness International of the extra concert along artists inclusive of P-Square, D’banj, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Olamide, Phyno, Chidinma, Waje, and Tiwa Savage.
On May 9, 2018, Guardian Life mentioned Davido had signed an endorsement cope with Infinix Phone, a Hong Kong-based totally phone manufacturer.
Davido is the second most followed African on Instagram. He has over 21.5 million followers on the platform.
You can connect with Davido using the following social media;
- Instagram: @Davido
- Twitter: @Davidoofficial
Davido co-founded HKN Music with his elder brother, Adewale Adeleke. Nowadays, the report label is domestic to many artists. He has also produced for several artists like Skales, Tiwa Savage, Naeto C, and lots of greater Acts.
Davido Music Worldwide
Davido Music Worldwide is a Nigerian record label owned by Afrobeats singer Davido. The label is home to recording acts, such as Dremo, Yonda, Peruzzi, Idowest, DJ Ecool, Danagog, B-Red, Deekay, May D, Deinde, Ayanfe, and Liya. It also houses producers Fresh VDM and Speroach Beatz.
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