Chioma Avril Rowland's story: Her biography, net worth, and relationship with Davido

Chioma Avril Rowland's story: Her biography, net worth, and relationship with Davido

Chioma Avril Rowland is a Nigerian model, chef, and media personality. Many know her as the wife of singer Davido, the son of a Nigerian billionaire businessman. Many have witnessed the couple's good and bad times unfold online, including losing their son in 2022 and welcoming twins the following year.

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Davido and Chioma are widely considered a power couple in Africa. Photo: @thechefchi (modified by author)
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Chioma's husband is among the Nigerian artists who pioneered the Afrobeat music genre and became famous worldwide. As for her, she models for numerous established Nigerian clothing and fashion brands. The two are widely considered a power couple in Africa. This article unpacks the most important details fans want about Chioma's family, background, career, and relationship with Davido.

Profile summary

Full nameChioma Avril Rowland
Other namesChef Chioma, Davido's wife
Date of birth1st April 1995
Zodiac signAries
Age29 years old (as of 2024)
Place of birthOwerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Current residenceLagos, Nigeria
DenominationSeventh-Day Adventist
Height5' 9” (175 cm)
WeightApprox. 154lbs. (70 kg)
Marital statusMarried
SpouseDavid Adedeji Adeleke, aka Davido
Children3 (one deceased)
ParentsMr. and Mrs. Rowland
Siblings2 sisters
ProfessionChef, model, and media personality

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Chioma Avril Rowland's biography

Many know Chioma Avril Rowland as singer Davido's wife. She is a Nigerian chef, model, and media personality with a significant following. The lady entered the limelight when she started dating the globally celebrated Afrobeat artist.

How old is Chioma Avril Rowland?

Chioma Avril Rowland's age is 29 years as of 2024. She was born on 1st April 1995.

Where is Chioma Avril Rowland from?

Davido's wife is a Nigerian citizen born in Owerri, Imo State, in the Igbo tribe. Chioma lives in Lagos with her husband and kids.

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Facts about Davido's wife. Photo: @thechefchi on Instagram (modified by author)
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Who are Chioma Avril Rowland's parents?

Chioma's parents have only been identified as Mr. and Mrs. Rowland. Not much is known about them except they are parents of three daughters.

Who are Chioma Avril Rowland's sisters?

Davido's wife has two sisters, Jennifer and Ifunanya. Jennifer is a fashion designer by profession, and the three were raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

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Is Chioma from a rich background?

Although there is no official information about Chioma's father, Mr. Rowland is believed to be super wealthy. He allegedly owns a chain of restaurants and nightclubs across Nigeria and has invested in real estate and the country's oil and gas industries.

Educational background

Chef Chioma went to primary and secondary schools in Imo State, then joined Babcock University in Ogun State to study Economics.

It was rumored that her parents were disappointed in her for allegedly dropping out of university in her third year after meeting singer Davido. Chioma advised the public to keep quiet, for they did not know the whole story about her relationship with the singer.

What does Chioma do for a living?

Davido's wife is a chef, model, and media personality. She showcases her meals on social media and runs a catering business. Besides this, Chioma has endorsed various Nigerian brands on social media and modeled her sister's clothing designs online.

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Chioma Avril Rowland's net worth

Davido's net worth is $10 million, but his wife's net worth remains undisclosed in the public domain. Nonetheless, it is believed she makes a good amount of money from brand endorsements, social media influencing, and cooking. Chioma owns a Porsche the singer gifted her on her 23rd birthday.

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Davido confirmed his marriage to Chioma in March 2023. Photo: @thechefchi, @realchefichioma (modified by author)
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How did David and Chioma meet?

Chioma and singer Davido first met at Babcock University in 2013 and remained friends until 2015, when they quietly began dating. The singer proposed to her in London, England, in 2019.

While speaking about their relationship, Chioma aid:

I met him when I was in school. My friend used to date his friend, so from there, it just happened.

Davido also disclosed in The Bridge Show how they met:

I met my wife before I had money. I was saying to myself if I didn’t meet her and now I was single, and I met a girl, I already know that she’s talking to me because of who I am and what I have.

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Davido popped the big question with a massive pear-shaped diamond ring in the presence of Chioma's family and friends on 12th September 2019. He then introduced her to his family afterward.

The couple canceled their wedding plans in 2020 because of the Coronavirus pandemic. They had a private customary wedding on 4th November 2022 in Lagos, where the Nigerian singer paid her bride price. He later confirmed their marriage to the public in March 2023.

How many children do Davido and Chioma have together?

She and Davido are parents of twins and one son who is now deceased. Chioma Rowland's son, David Adedeji Adeleke Jr., was popularly known as Ifeanyi. He was born on 20th October 2019 and died on 31st October 2022 in Banana Island, Lagos, a few days after his third birthday. Ifeanyi drowned in a swimming pool in the couple's home, and an autopsy confirmed his cause of demise.

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Davido and Chioma' son, Ifeanyi, drowned in a swimming pool in the couple's home. Photo: @thechefchi, @realchefichioma (modified by author)
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Is Chioma pregnant with twins?

Chioma and Davido welcomed fraternal twins Taiwo and Kehinde David in the United States of America in October 2023. The singer shared an image of himself holding his twins, a boy and a girl, on X (formerly Twitter).

In a viral video, Chioma was seen sitting in a wheelchair carrying two babies while the happy Davido stood beside her. The children's naming ceremony was in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in November 2023.

Davido has three other children, a son and two daughters, with other women. The late Ifeanyi was his third child and eldest son. He confirmed his marriage to Chioma in March 2023 after the death of their son.

Davido and Chioma domestic violence rumors

In 2020, rumors surfaced claiming the two had issues in their relationship. Reports further claimed that Chioma left Davido’s house.

She, however, cleared the air via her Instagram page, insisting there had never been any form of physical or verbal abuse in their home. Davido’s then-fiancée wrote on Instagram in June 2020:

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Domestic violence and abuse is no joke and not something to ever take lightly. Never has there ever been an incident of abuse in my home. I’m not sure where in the world such stories have started from, but I want to ensure everyone showing concern whether fake or real, that such has never and will never happen.

Her post continued to read:

Further, we do not take such allegations of abuse lightly at all and if such persists then we will be jointly taking up action against the perpetrators of these disgusting rumors. To the beautiful young ones out there...If you were ever to suffer such, ensure you SPEAK UP!...we most certainly can not sit around and condone or encourage women to condone such!
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Davido announced the birth of his twins on his 31st birthday. Photo: @davido (modified by author)
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Davido and Chioma's latest news

Davido welcomed his wife as she returned to Nigeria in style in January 2024 after being in the USA for months. She had traveled to deliver their twins. The couple had dinner with Internet personality Cubana Chief Priest and his wife at a club.

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How tall is Chioma Avril Rowland?

Davido's wife, Chef Chioma, is 5' 9” or 175 cm tall.

What is Chioma Avril Rowland's Instagram page?

Her verified Instagram page is @thechefchi. It has 3.8 million followers as of April 2024.

Facts about Chioma Avril Rowland

  • Davido featured her in his track, Assurance. The song was dedicated to her.
  • She tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020 and beat the virus after treatment.
  • She got a tattoo of her late son’s name, Ifeanyi, on her wrist on his first birthday.

Chioma Avril Rowland rose to prominence due to her relationship with singer Davido. She has gained fans worldwide through her social media presence and cooking posts. published Michael Ealy's biography. The actor is known for his roles in Takers, Fast 2 Furious, Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man Too, About Last Night, The Perfect Guy, and The Intruder.

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