This article contains Davido Biography and net worth including everything you need to know about him, his age, family, albums, songs, and Awards.
Davido is a popular and talented Nigerian(American born)singer. Davido as popularly called bears David Adedeji Adeleke officially. He’s a songwriter artist and a record producer with a lot of singles and albums which contributed to his international fame.
Currently, Davido is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria with a lot of hit songs and albums. If you have been searching about Davido’s Bio, below is Davido Biography and net worth including his full details and personal lifestyle.
David Adedeji Adeleke was born in Atlanta, Georgia in the US on the 21st of November in 1992. Davido’s age is currently 27 and he will be 28 in November 2020. Davido was born by a rich businessman; Chief Deji Adeleke and Dr. Veronica Adeleke who was a university lecturer in Babcock during her lifetime.
Davido was the youngest of 5 children of the couples and the second son. Davido has an elder brother; Adewale Adeleke and two sisters; Cocoon Adeleke and Sharon Adeleke.
Davido’s father, Adedeji Adeleke is from a rich family and from a town in Osun State; Ede. Davido has two Uncles who are rich, politically connected and active. The late Senator Isiaka Adeleke Adetunji, the former governor of Osun State and a two-time senator is the elder brother of his dad.
Another rich uncle of his is Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke alias the Dancing senator who recently contested for the position of Governor in the same state. It’s safe to conclude that Davido is from an influential and rich family.
Early Life and Education
Davido, unlike many Nigerian artist and musician, has a rich and expensive upbringing starting from his secondary school. Davido attended British International School in Lagos(one of the most expensive secondary school in Nigeria) at the tender age of 16 years when his family relocated to the Mega City.
After completing secondary school, he started a degree in business administration at Oakwood University in Alabama, USA. During this period, Davido has found his musical talents as he bought many musical instruments which he makes beats and soundtracks with. He later dropped out to pursue his passion(music) which didn’t go down well with his father; a strict disciplinarian and an entrepreneur.
Davido started a musical crew afterward with 2 members; B-red and Sina Rambo at KB International while in Oakwood and they performed under HKN Music Records Label which Davido is a family of. The musical events affected his grades badly, leading to him dropping out. He started pursuing his passion, working on his vocals and soundtracks.
In 2011, Davido return to Nigeria pausing his musical career after succumbing to his Dad pressure. He later agreed to complete his Bachelor’s degree but in music this time around.
His father, Chief Deji Adeleke who is currently the CEO of Pacific Holding Company and a Co-Founder of Adeleke University in Ede, paid Babcock University to start a music department. This is all because of his son. Davido later completed and finished his B.Sc degree in 2015 as one of the pioneering music students in the school.
Davido Music Career
An important highlight of Davido biography and net worth is his passion(music). Remember he started doing music when he was in the US where he founded a musical crew known as KB International.
In 2011, he started working on his debut album with the title “Omo Baba Olowo” released by HKN Music on July 17, 2012; containing a mix of hip-hop and Afro-beat. It’s one of Davido’s songs that made him popular. To date, he is still referred to as OBO meaning Omo Baba Olowo which is the Yoruba version of “the son of a wealthy man”.
His second debut single”Dami Duro” was also released on January 8th,2020 adding to his fame. In 2012, his song Omo Baba Olowo was nominated for next rated Headies Award. Since then, he has released a lot of songs and albums whether single or duo with other popular musicians in Nigeria. From his 3rd single tagged “Ekuro” to “Gobe” in 2013 to “Skelewu” to “Aye” and many others.
David being an award-winning International Nigerian Musician has collaborated with many international artists from Mafikizolo in Tchelete(Good life) to Meek Mill and so on. He has also sung and played at many national concerts with many of his colleagues in the industry. A musician like D’banj, 2 face Idibia, Tiwa savage, Burnaboy, Chidinma, Phyno, and many others. A notable example is during the Guinness world of Concert.
In 2016, after bagging an endorsement deal with Sony Music, he created his own record labels known as Davido Music Worldwide(DMW). He signed some artists including Mayorkun, Perruzi, and Yonda.
In 2017, he released 5 singles including “IF”, and “Fall” which marks one of his greatest achievements. “IF” attracted worldwide fame on social media and “Fall” making the longest Nigeria Pop song on Billboard. Davido recently became active again after his social media leave following a fallout controversy between him and his fiancee returning with another hit; “Fem“. It was noted that the single “Fem” meaning “shut up” in just less than 9 hours after the visuals was dropped on Youtube, it has hit over 1 million views already, this is a milestone record other musicians in Nigeria are yet the reach, being the fastest ever Nigerian music video to hit 1million views, a record previously held by Davido’s “Blow My Mind.”
Davido Songs and Albums List
Album: Omo Baba Olowo (OBO) – July 17th, 2012
Songs in Omo Baba Olowo Album includes:
- All of You
- Back When (featuring Naeto C)
- New Skul Tinz (featuring Sina Rambo and B.Red)
- Down No Visa (featuring Sina Rambo)
- Enter the Center (featuring B.Red)
- Dollars In the Bank (featuring Kayswitch)
- Gbon Gbon
- Feel Alright (featuring Ice Prince)
- Mary Jane
- For You (featuring 2 Face Idiba)
- Overseas (featuring Sina Rambo)
- Dami Duro
- Bless Me
Album: Baddest – (Put on hold due to terms of the contract with SONY BMG)
Songs in Baddest Album includes:
- Owo Ni Koko
- Chillin (featuring Naeto C & Runtown)
- Biggest Backside (featuring B-Red)
- Laleyi (Tonight)
- Fans Mi (featuring Meek Mill)
- Kekwanu (featuring Timaya)
- Shayo Galore (featuring Don Jazzy)
- Secret Agenda (featuring P-Square)
- Won Le Ba (featuring Wale)
- Wetin U Say? (featuring Trey Songz)
- Get To You
- All Fingers
- New York City
- The Sound
- Share My Blessings
Album: Son of Mercy (EP) – October 21, 2016
Songs in Son of Mercy (EP) includes:
Album: A Good Time – 22 November 2019
Songs in A Good Time Album includes:
- 1 Milli
- Check Am
- Disturbance (featuring Peruzzi)
- D&G (featuring Summer Walker)
- Get to You
- Risky (featuring Popcaan)
- Sweet in the Middle (featuring Naira Marley, Zlatan and Wurld)
- Green Light Riddim
- Big Picture (featuring Gunna, Dremo and A Boogie)
- One Thing
- Blow My Mind (featuring Chris Brown)
- Animashaun (featuring Yonda)
Album: TBA (Not really an album) – 2017 collections
Singles in 2018
Album: FEM – September 10, 2020
Songs in FEM includes:
Davido’s Personal Lifestyle
Another Controversial history in Davido’s bio and net worth is his lifestyle. Like every other Nigeria artiste, Davido lives a luxurious and wayward lifestyle with different baby mama drama.
Davido has 3 Children from 3 different baby mamas; Two daughters and a son.
His first baby mama, Sophia Momodu is a fashionista and a niece to Dele Momodu; the CEO of Ovation. Sophia gave birth to Aurora Imade Adeleke in 2014. Their love was short-lived by another baby mama leaving Sophia in a disappointing situation. Sophia was 24 while Davido was 21 as at the time of their love expenditure.
Davido’s second Baby mama, Amanda is quite mature and live her life away from the prying eyes of the media. Her personality remains unknown except that the two met in Atlanta. They had sex escapades which leads to the birth of Hailey Veronica; Davido’s second daughter.
There was a time when the two baby mamas lunged at each other’s throat on social media. Despite the controversies, Davido left his two baby mama for another girlfriend and fiancee.
Chioma Avril Rowland, a 300L Babcock Undergraduates is the only baby mama that Davido got engaged to. Hence, tagged Davido’s fiancee to Chioma.
During their loving era, Davido being himself spoilt Chioma with many expensive gifts including 45 million Porsche exotic cars for her birthday. Chioma later dropped out of school as a result of her elopement with the famous artist to many countries.
Some alleged rumors about the young couples spread like wildfire on social media including a tale of Davido abusing Chioma who is a chef. Davido was accused of having a fiery temper abusing his fiancee. But Chioma came out then to debunk the rumor saying there is nothing like such.
In late 2019, October 20th, Chioma gave birth to a son named Ifeanyi David Adedeji. Davido was seen uploading the picture of his baby on social media after staying awake to witness the birth of his son. Chioma became Davido’s 3rd baby mama officially even though they later get engaged in the Rowlands family house.
Davido Houses and Cars
Davido biography and net worth won’t be completed without mentioning his luxurious houses and cars. The top Nigerian musician can boast of many assets including his large mansion in Lekki alleged to worth 40 million and another house in Atlanta, Georgia in America. He also has a 9.7 billion Jets given to him as a gift by his rich dad; Dr. Deji Adeleke on his birthday.
He also has many cars including Chevrolet Camaro Gs, Range Rover, Royce Rolls, Toyota land cruiser, and so on.
Davido Awards and Nominations
Davido despite being from a rich background doesn’t allow his father’s wealth to get to his head. Many of his achievements, awards, and money are as a result of his hard work. Even though his father’s wealth is a key factor to who he is today, but not without an effort on his part. Below is the list of his awards and nominations.
In 2014 he won;
- Music Artist Of The Year by City People Music Awards
- Best International Act sponsored by the BET Africa Awards
- Male Artist Of The Year given by the Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Best Male Artist by the MTV Africa Music Awards
- Artist Of The Year also by the MTV Africa Music Awards
- Best Collaboration by the Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Best Pop Artist Of The Year also by the Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Choice Male Artist was given to him by the Nigeria Teen Choice Award
- Top Featured Artist also by the Nigeria Teen Choice Award
- Best Male Artist given by the MTV Africa Music Awards
- Best Collabo Of The Year given by the City People Music Awards
- In 2017, the Popular Song Of The Year given by the City People Music Awards
- Afropop Male Artist Of The Year by the Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- In 2018, he was awarded the Best International Act by the BET Awards
- Artiste Of The Year by the Headies Awards.
- Best Pop Single also given by the Headies Awards
- Finally, in 2020 he was awarded the Rest Of Africa Artist (A Good Time) by the South Africa Music Awards.
Davido has his own share of controversies and gossips like every other Nigerian artist. Apart from his baby mama drama, there were various rumors of him peddling around on social media that he belongs to a cult group; Black axe confraternity.
Times without number, he has been alleged of displaying many signs and gestures of the cults group in his personal video and music song. On September 5th, 2018, a black axe cult member was allegedly caught by the police. After interviewing the cultist, he made mention of meeting the artist, Davido as his rewards if he joined the group.
Even though his country manager then, Asa Asika cane out to rebuff the claim stating he isn’t aware of any confraternity cult the artist is in to.
Another viral video on August 10, 2019, was circulating around the Internet where Davido was alleged to be professing his loyalty for the cult group.
Davido Net Worth
The Biography of Davido won’t be completed without his net worth. David is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. According to Forbes magazine, the famous artist is estimated to worth $16 million including his cars, house, endorsement deals, and many other assets.
Despite his wayward lifestyle and blemishes, Davido biography story remains one of the inspiring stories of a musician in Nigeria.
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