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Davido was born David Adedeji Adeleke, on November 21, 1992 to Nigerian billionaire and business mogul, Dr. Deji Adeleke and Professor, Mrs. Vero Adeleke in Atlanta, USA. He is from the Yoruba speaking tribe. He is a popular Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper, performer and record producer.
Davido lost his beloved mother in 2003. He attended the British International School in Lagos for his secondary education and studied Business Administration at Oakwood University, Alabama, USA before relocating to Nigeria.
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Davido’s interest in music started when he was at Oakwood University in the United States. He bought musical equipment and began making beats as well as recording vocal references. His music career while at schools in the United States did not blossom as he had a series of poor performances over there which led to him eventually dropping out of school in the USA and relocating to London to fully face music.
In 2011, Davido returned back to Nigeria and he decided to go back to school, thus enrolling at Babcock University in Ogun State, Nigeria to study Music. He came into limelight with his popular song “Back When” featuring Nigerian rapper Naeto C. shot and directed by Clarence Peters, the song received frequent airplay.
Davido became an instant hit when he sang “Dami Duro”. Davido has since gone on to release numerous singles and albums. Alongside his elder brother Adewale Adeleke, Davido is the co-owner of HKN Music (a record label home to B.Red, Sina Rambo and DeeKay).
He has produced songs for Naeto C, Tiwa Savage, Skales and Sauce Kid. In April 2012, he signed an endorsement deal with mobile telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria as the face of MTN Pulse. He is also a SONY Music ambassador. He is also known as O.B.O “Omo Baba Olowo” which in English means “son of a rich man”.
Davido just recently acquired a private jet which is rumored to have cost him N9.7billion. It was said that he purchased a N45 million Porsche car for his girl friend, Chioma.
Davido’s Net Worth 2019 (Forbes)
David’s net worth currently stands at an impressive $13 million which makes him one of the richest musicians in Nigeria.
Davido’s Endorsement Deals
Davido has some notable endorsements with top brands in the country and even abroad. Due to his successful hits and celebrity status, OBO is now a brand ambassador for Infinix telephone brand. This deal worth millions of Naira as it took over six months to pull through.
In 2012, Davido was reported to have signed a ₦30 million endorsement deal with MTN. The deal made him the face of MTN Pulse, this was used a marketing ad campaign for Nigerian youths. In the year 2013, he signed another with Guinness Nigeria in which he performed at the Guinness World of More Concert alongside popular artists P-Square, D’banj, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Olamide, Phyno and Tiwa Savage.
He also has an undisclosed big deal with SONY Entertainment, one of the world’s famous music record label. His girl friend, Chioma Avril Rowland, partnered with Dunes Centre to run a cooking show.
Awards & Nominations
According to Wikipedia, Davido has received a total of 42 awards from 87 nominations.
He is the recipient of 2 BET Awards, a Kora Award, a Channel O Music Video Award, a Ghana Music Award, a Nigeria Music Video Award, 2 MTV Africa Music Awards, 2 African Muzik Magazine Awards, 5 The Headies Awards, 7 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and 2 Dynamix All Youth Awards.
Davido has been involved in a number of controversies which has sparked a lot of debate about the singer. In 2014, Davido accused the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) of asking him for cash after missing his flight to London. The PRO debunked his claim, stating that the artist didn’t possess the proper travel documents hence he was denied an exit permit.
Also, the Vanguard newspaper reported that Davido and Sophia Momodu, fought over the custody of their daughter Imade Adeleke. The medium said he was charged for alleged child trafficking, trying to keep Imade away from her mother, as well as trying to flee Nigeria with the baby. The artiste denied this claim and has apologised to Dele Momodu, the cousin of Sophia Momodu.
There was also a time he had a beef with Wizkid while the latest one is with Kizz Daniels.
Davido has four albums till date. They include:
- Omo Baba Olowo (2012)
- The Baddest (2014)
- Son of mercy (2016)
List of All Davido’s Songs
- Back When (featuring Naeto C)
- Dami Duro
- Overseas (featuring Sina Rambo)
- Gbon Gbon
- All of You
- Feel Alright (featuring Ice Prince)
- One of a Kind
- Tchelete (Goodlife featuring Mafikizolo)
Fans Mi (featuring Meek Mill)
- Owo Ni Koko
- The Sound (featuring Uhuru & Dj Buckz)
- The Money (featuring Olamide)
- Gbagbe Oshi
- Maga To Mugu (featuring Simi)
- Pere (featuring Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug)
- Like Dat
- My lilly (featuring Jah Prayzar)
- Wonder Woman