Searching for Davido’s biography? David Adedeji Adeleke was born on 21 November 1992 popularly known on stage as Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He blends traditional African elements with global mainstream pop.
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Davido’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Adeleke lived in Atlanta, Georgia. His father, Chief Deji Adeleke, is a Nigerian businessman while his mother, late Dr. Vero Adeleke, was a university lecturer.
Davido attended secondary school at The British International School Lagos. After his secondary education, he moved to Atlanta and got admission to study Business Administration at Oakwood University while he ventured into the music industry with his cousin B-red, he dropped out and relocated to London, where he worked on his vocals.
After relocating to Nigeria in 2011, he decided to honor his father by enrolling at Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Davido’s Music Career and Net Worth
Davido started working on his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo in 2011. The album’s music is a mixture of Afrobeats and hip hop. Davido worked with Jay Sleek, Maleek Berry, GospelOnDeBeatz, Spellz, Dokta Frabz, Mr. Chidoo, Theory Soundz and Shizzi to produce the album. Omo Baba Olowo features guest artists from Naeto C, Sina Rambo, B-Red, Kayswitch, Ice Prince and 2 Face Idibia. The Naeto C-assisted track “Back When” was released as the album’s lead single on May 7, 2011 and the video was directed by clearance peter.
The album’s second single “Dami Duro”, which was released on October 30, 2011. He won the Next Rated award in 2012 at The Headies after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo.
The album won Best R&B/Pop Album and received a nomination for Album of the Year at The Headies 2013. It was also nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
“Gobe” hit track was released on February 25,2013. It was ranked second on Premium Times’ list of the Top 10 songs of 2013. The music video for “Gobe” was recorded in South Africa by Godfather Productions. Gobe was followed by “Skelewu” which was released on August 13, 2013. It was ranked fifth on Premium Times’ list of the top 10 songs of 2013.Davido promoted “Skelewu” on August 18, 2013, by uploading an instructional dance video that was directed by Jassy Generation to YouTube
On February 1, 2014, Davido released “Aye.” The track was produced by T-Spiz. Later in April 2014 Davido collaborated with South African duo Mafikizolo to release a single “Tchelete (Goodlife)” it was distributed by MTN’s Play and Callertunez platform.
He also collaborated with with Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz and Tiwa Savage on “Africa Rising” a song which was used by DStv’s song that was used for DStv’s eponymous campaign to inspire Africans to partake in community-based social investment projects.
In 2015 he graduated from Babcock university with a Degree in music after his father paid the university to establish the department with an inaugural class of one student.
January 2016, he signed a record deal with Sony Music. Few months later he founded the record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), in which Dremo, Mayorkun, Yonda and Peruzzi are currently signed to the label. In October 2016, he released the 5-track EP Son of Mercy, which was supported by the singles “Gbagbe Oshi”, “How Long” and “Coolest Kid in Africa”.The EP features guest appearances from Simi, Tinashe and Nasty C.
He won Best African Act at the 2017 MOBO Awards. He released “If” on February 17, 2017. It was produced by Tekno, who ghost-wrote the track for Davido. The song was certified diamond by the Recording Industry of South Africa, indicating shipments of 200,000 units. “If” won Best Pop Single and Song of the Year at The Headies 2018.
He released, his second studio album A Good Time in November 2019, supported by singles including “Blow My Mind” featuring popular American singer Chris Brown . He released his third studio album A Better Time, on Friday November 13, 2020.
While anticipating his birthday (21 November 2021) the Davido took to his Instagram story to ask colleagues to each send him a million naira. Davido noted that he received N200m from fans and friends and added N50million. He donated N250million to all orphanages across Nigeria.
In March 2022, Davido was featured on “Hayya Hayya (Better Together)” together with (Trinidad Cardona and AISHA) for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Official Soundtrack. It marked him as the first Nigerian singer to be featured in a FIFA World Cup single.
In May 2022, Davido released another song titled “Stand Strong” that featured The Samples Choir.
Throughout his career, it is estimated that he has been able to make a fortune of about $40million. Davido has sold out 02 Arena twice in his career.
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