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Davido - David Adedeji Adeleke

  • Name: David Adedeji Adeleke
  • Also known as: Davido
  • Birth date: November 21, 1992
  • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Occupations: Singer, Songwriter
  • Genres: Afrobeats, Afropop, Amapiano
  • Net worth: $10 million

Who is Davido?

Davido is one of the most popular and influential Afrobeats artistes in the world. He is an American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and label owner.

He has won numerous awards and accolades for his music, which blends African rhythms, pop melodies and hip-hop beats. He serves as a cultural ambassador for Nigeria and is a leading advocate for human rights in Africa.

Early life and Education

Davido was born on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, to Chief Dr Adedeji Adeleke, a billionaire business magnate, and Mrs Veronica Adeleke (late), a university lecturer.

He was raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and went to the British International School. He later moved to the US to study Business Administration at Oakwood University in Alabama, but dropped out to pursue his music career.

Davido started making beats and recording vocal references at his uncle's studio in Atlanta. He joined KB International music group with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo.

Music career

  • 2011: Davido rises to fame with the release of his debut single "Back When," featuring Naeto C. He follows it up with the chart-topping hit "Dami Duro," gaining popularity across Nigeria and Africa.
  • 2012: Davido releases his debut studio album "Omo Baba Olowo (OBO)" and wins the Next Rated award at The Headies.
  • He has collaborated with renowned artists like Diamond Platnumz, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Meek Mill, and Wale during this period.
  • 2016: Davido signs a record deal with Sony Music and establishes his own label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW).
  • 2017: Davido re-negotiates his contract with Sony Music, leading to the release of two major hits: "If" and "Fall."
  • 2019: He releases his second studio album "A Good Time" featuring Chris Brown and "Risky" featuring Popcaan, receiving critical acclaim and commercial success.
  • 2020: Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the End SARS protests, Davido drops his third studio album "A Better Time", praised for its diversity and positive message. The album includes guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Nas, Young Thug, Lil Baby, Mayorkun, and others.
  • 2023: Davido continues his winning streak with his fourth studio album "Timeless". The album features collaborations with top artists like Burna Boy, Wizkid, Beyoncé, and Drake, earning accolades as a masterpiece and a significant milestone in the history of Afrobeats music.

Personal life

Davido is married to Chioma Rowland and has four baby mamas.

He has four children: two sons and two daughters.

On October 31, 2022, Davido's oldest son, David Ifeanyi Adeleke Jr, tragically drowned in the swimming pool at their Banana Island residence.

Davido's wealth

He makes money from his music sales, streaming royalties, endorsement deals, live performances and business ventures.

Some of his endorsement deals include MTN, Pepsi, Infinix, AXE, Travelbeta and Hennessy.

He also owns several properties and cars, such as a mansion in Lekki, Lagos, a house in Atlanta, Georgia, a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, a Lamborghini Urus, a Bentley Bentayga and a Range Rover.

10 best Davido songs

  1. Fall, 2017
  2. If, 2017
  3. FEM, 2020
  4. Jowo, 2020
  5. Assurance, 2018
  6. Risky, 2019
  7. Blow My Mind, 2019
  8. The Best, 2020
  9. Holy Ground, 2020
  10. Aye, 2014

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