Davido is a multiple award winning Nigerian musician.
He is one of the biggest artistes in Africa, and currently the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram.
Early Life and Career
Davido was born David Adedeji Adeleke on the 21st of November in 1992 to Veronica Adeleke and a Nigerian business magnate and billionaire Dr. Deji Adeleke.
He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and his mother, Veronica Adewale was a lecturer before she passed on.
Davido obtained elementary education at topnotch school in Lagos State, Nigeria, known popularly for its class, British International School.
He studied Business Administration at the Oakland University where his love for music was stirred up.
While studying at the Oakland University, Davido bought musical production equipments and started producing sound beats.
Due to this move, he started performing poorly in school at the Oakland University, and dropped out of the school system.
Soon after he dropped out, he began schooling at a new school in London.
Schooling in London, he concentrated on vocals, leaving the focus on beats production on the lower side.
In 2011, Davido returned to Nigeria and abandoned music for a while because his Dad demanded that he schooled at the Babcock University first before anything else could come into play.
Being a billionaire’s son, a special inaugural class was provided for Davido after his Dad settled the school handsomely; that’s where Davido earned a music degree, at Babcock University.
Debut Album: Omo Baba Olowo
Same year he landed in Nigeria, he started working on his album titled “Omo Baba Olowo”.
In May 2011, the star dropped a lead single for the album titled “Back Then”.
Though the single didn’t hit the spotlight like the average platinum song, but it did receive massive airplay and was his first music recording.
The video for “Back Then” was directed by popular music director and producer Clarence Peters in May, 2011.
A fact was let out to Factory 78 TV by Davido when he unveiled that he single, Back Then, was recorded in London.
On the 30th of October, 2011, Davido released his very hit song titled “Dami Duro” assisted by talented Nigerian producer, Shizzi.
During the Occupy Nigeria protest in 2012, a video for Dami Duro was released and shot by Clarence Peters on January 8, 2012, in Lagos State, Nigeria.
In a chat with NotJustOk, one of the biggest Nigerian music sharing and download platforms online, Davido revealed that his song, Dami Duro, was recorded in 2011, in August, but unfortunately the song was leaked in October that year after he happily sent it to some close friends.
May 6th 2012 saw the release of a single off the HKN album titled “Overseas”.
Though it was officially released in May, the unfinished version of the single was leaked before the song was completed.
On September 8, 2012, a video for the song titled “All of You” was produced by Gospelondabeat; a supposed gospel music producer who got a prime chance meeting Davido at a mall and that’s how he got to produce the song for him, after meeting at a mall.
With aims to promote the album, Davido released videos for other singles like “Gbon Gbon”, “Feel Alright” and “Ekuro”.
Release of the Biggest Promotional Music Singles and African Campaign
Davido started work on his second studio music album in 2013, and dropped an hit single, Gobe, produced by Shizzi as the lead single for the forthcoming second album on the 25th of February in 2013.
The music video was directed and shot by Godfather Productions in South Africa.
“Gobe” was critically acclaimed and aired severally on TV stations and Radio FMs.
It also debuted the second spot on the list of Top 10 Songs of 2013 compiled by Premium Times.
He also released “One of a Kind”, an Africa praising single which he announced on his Twitter page would be released shortly from the album under work.
The single was also released by Shizzi, and music video for the song was shot in Africa by Godfather Productions.
Davido got even more creative and landed another single from the album titled “Skelewu” on the 13th of August, 2013.
Skelewu was a most played song in sevrsl states including Edo and Lagos States.
In the Top 10 Songs of the Year 2013 by Premium Times, Davido’s third single off the second album, Skelewu, debuted #5.
The single also topped the Afribiz’s Top 100.
In the same year, Davido hosted an online dance competition on YouTube where he asked fans to dance to Skelewu and the winner of the dance competition would become $3,000 dollars richer.
The winner of the dance contest was announced as Bello Moshood Abiola.
Days after then competition saw its end, a music video directed by Sesan Ogunro went viral online.
The video was later disproved by Davido when he took to his Twitter account words which related to the video being an aftermath of betrayal, but an official video would be shot by a music producer based in the United Kingdom, More Musa.
Sesan Ogunro reacted by stating that it’s not very mature for Davido and his management to denigrate him and his company with such disapproving statements.
Eventually, the official video of the single was released and shot on the 21st of October, 2013, by Moe Musa in London, and was published on the biggest video shading platform, YouTube.
Davido released a fourth single off the second album which was underway in 2014, February 2nd.
The single was titled “Aye” and produced by T Spice.
A video for the single was released on the 7th of February, 2014, and directed by Clarence Peters.
Davido and his team at HKN Music released the fifth single off the album titled “Tchelete (Goodlife)”.
The song featured vocals from South African duo musicians Mafikizolo.
MTN Nigeria’s Play and Callertunez had a big role in the distribution of the song which was produced by HKN in-house producer Shizzi, and Oskido.
The South African music duo, Mafikizolo and Nigerian legendary music act, Davido met at MTN’s Elite Night Event in 2013, they had conversations and went ahead to do something good together which led to this song, “Tchelete”.
The music video of Tchelete was arranged and shot in South Africa, and landed on YouTube on the very first day of the month of May, 2014.
As the spirit of teamwork stepped in, Davido collaborated with several African music acts like Tiwa Savage, Lola Rae, Diamond Platnumz, Sarkodie and Mi Casa to release a song for the Africa Rising Campaign by DSTV.
The campaign was targeted towards encouraging Africans to be part of social investment projects in African communities.
The video was produced by Callback Dreams and the artistes whose vocals where featured in the song performed the song live at the launch of the campaign in Mauritius.
Davido announced it to The New Age newspaper that he has plans to do music who international music acts and rappers Meek Mill and Rick Ross.
July 2015 saw Davido dropping “Fans Mi”, a single in where he collaborated with American rap star, Meek Mill.
Davido is living a lavish lifestyle and making millions each month.
He’s had a tough time in the music industry and also a tough time in his private life. He has two daughters named Imade Aurora Oluwadamilola Adeleke and Hailey Veronika Adeleke.
He has two Babymamas neither of whom he has proposed to. Davido’s second daughter was given birth to in the United States by his second not-so-popular babymama, Amanda.
The first and, maybe favourite, is Imade Aurora, who was given birth to by Sophie Momodu, the dauther of Nigerian politician and CEO at Ovation Newspaper, Dele Momodu.
Running the DMW records and also going to shows frequently isn’t an easy activity for Davido, he’s a busy person but also finds time to spend with friends partying and show his daughters some love.
Davido’s House and Cars
Davido’s Car Collections
He is a lavish spender, has different classy SUVs and a private jet.
Among his SUVs are:
Audi Flatback (GGX 2012) | worth N9 Million+
Range Rover Sport | worth N25 Million+
Rolls Royce Phantom | worth N100 Million+
Honda Accord | worth N5 Million+
Porsche Carrera | worth N40 Million+
Audi R8 Coupe | worth N20 Million+
Mercedes Benz Sedan AMG | worth N50 Million+
Toyota Land Cruiser | worth N17 Million+
Yellow Camaro GS Chevrolet | worth N11 Million+
Porsche Turbo | worth N20 Million+
White Bentley 2011 | worth N18 Million+
His house in Lagos is exquisitely designed and furnished, he has really expensive items and gadgets.
Davido’s Current Net Worth 2019 (Forbes Data)
What is the net worth of Davido?
Davido has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars.
Davido earns from endorsement deals as he signed several multimillion naira endorsement deals with major brands like Guiness Nigeria, MTN Nigeria, and Pepsi.
He also earns a lot from private business deals and his music sales.
Show earnings aren’t also left out of this.
Davido is paid well over N5 million naira per show, and he’s a regular face performing at different shows in and out of the country.
Davido’s Net Worth in Naira 2019
What is Davido’s net worth in naira?
The naira equivalence of Davido’s net worth is N10.5 billion.
What Tribe is Davido?
Davido is a Yoruba guy.
His name, David Adedeji Adeleke is purely Yoruba.
What is Davido’s Net Worth in 2019?
The net worth of Davido is currently $30 million dollars.
Who is Davido’s Wife?
Davido isn’t married to any woman yet.
At the moment, he’s loved up with Chioma Avril Rowland, his sweetheart girlfriend and professional chef.
What Tribe is Davido’s Mother?
She was a Benin woman who fell in love with a Yoruba billionaire, Adedeji Adeleke. Davido’s Mom was from Edo State.
What is Davido’s Real Name?
The real name of the multiple award winning artiste is David Adedeji Adeleke.
How Old is Davido’s Daughter?
Davido’s first child, Aurora Adeleke was born in 2015.
She’s barely 5 years now.
When Did Veronica Adeleke Die?
Davido’s mother, Veronica Imade Adeleke, passed away on the 6th of March, 2003.
What is Davido’s Mother’s Name?
Her name is Veronica Imade Adeleke.
What Country is Davido from?
He’s a Nigerian and an American.
Davido was born in Atlanta Georgia.
He has a dual citizenship.
By birth, he’s an American citizen. And by descent, he’s Nigerian.
How Old is Davido Adeleke?
Born in 1992, Davido’s real age can be gotten by subtracting his birth year from the current year.
Where is Davido from?
Davido is from Osun State, Nigeria.
He’s an American citizen, and also a Nigerian citizen.
He’s from Atlanta, America and Osun State, Nigeria.
Does Davido Write His Songs?
Davido is a songwriter. Some of his biggest singles were written by him.
He doesn’t write all of his songs.
How Many Brothers and Sisters Does Davido Have?
Davido has a brother and two sisters.
What is the Name of Davido’s Sister?
Davido has two sisters: Ashley Coco Adeleke, and Sharon Adeleke.
They’re both married now.
What is the Net Worth of Deji Adeleke?
Dr. Deji Adeleke, Davido’s father, has a net worth of $700 million dollars.
He’s a multi-billionaire in naira.
Who is Davido’s Brother?
Davido’s brother is named Adewale Adeleke.
He’s a Nigerian businessperson, and the CEO of HKN Music.
Who is the Owner of HKN Music?
Davido’s elder brother, Adewale Adeleke, is the cofounder and CEO of HKN Music.
Who is the Owner of Adeleke University?
The owner of Adeleke University in Ogun State, Nigeria, is Dr. Adedeji Adeleke.
Is Davido an Only Child?
Davido is not an only child.
He has siblings.
Who is Chioma, Davido’s Girlfriend?
The current girlfriend of Davido, Chioma Avril Rowland, is a Nigerian beauty born on the 1st of May, 1995.
She’s a student at Babcock University, and her parents are from the south eastern part of Nigeria.
How Long Have Davido and Chioma Been Dating?
Sources say they’ve been dating for over 5 years now, and they met at Babcock University where Davido studied.
How Old is Chioma Avril Rowland?
Born in 1995, her exact age can be gotten by subtracting 1995 from the current year.
Who is the Grandfather of Davido?
The Grandfather of Davido was senator Raji Ayoola Adeleke.
How Old is Babcock?
The Babcock University was established in 1959.
It is now 60 years old (2019).
Is Davido the Only Son of His Father?
Davido is not the only son of his father.
He has an elder brother, Adewale Adeleke.
What Tribe is Davido’s Mum?
Veronica Imade Adeleke was a Benin Woman.
How Much is Davido’s Father’s Net Worth?
From recent research, he has a net worth of more than $700 million dollars.
Is Davido’s Father a Politician?
Davido’s father isn’t into politics.
Is Davido’s Father a Senator?
No. Davido’s father, Adedeji Adeleke, is not a senator.
He is a businessman, and an entrepreneur.
Davido has just more than one sister.
Sharon and Ashley Coco are both sisters of Davido.
Davido’s Father’s New Car
Dr. Deji Adeleke has several new cars.
To surprise you, he has bought cars in several millions of naira, and has fleet of cars worth over N30 million naira.
Davido has three siblings:
Ashely Coco (Sister)
Veronica Adeleke’s Cause Of Death
The alleged cause of death of Veronica Adeleke was drug abuse/overdose.
Investigations brought a conclusion that she was depressed out of loneliness, and depended on drugs to fill in the gap.
Veronica Adeleke’s Net Worth
Davido’s mother before her death would be worth well over $80 million dollars.
Veronica Adeleke is from Which Country?
She’s a Nigerian, from Nigeria.
Veronica Adeleke’s State Of Origin
The State of origin of Veronica Adeleke is Edo State, Nigeria.
Is Davido’s Mother From Benin
Veronica Imade Adeleke is from Benin City, Edo State.
A Bit on Sharon Adeleke’s Biography
Sharon Adeleke is a daughter of Dr. Deji Adeleke.
She’s the elder sister to Davido, and the brain behind Rona Wigs.
Currently, she’s married and her union has been blessed with a child.
Sharon Adeleke’s Net Worth
The elder sister of Davido and daughter of Deji Adeleke has a net worth of over $5 million dollars.
She’s the founder of Rona Wigs Studio – a company into the manufacturing of hairpieces and extensions.
Sharon Adeleke’s Instagram Page
Sharon Adeleke is available on Instagram, and her handle is @ronawigs2.0.
About Adewale Adeleke
Adewale Adeleke is the elder brother of Davido, and the first child of Elder Adedeji Adeleke.
Davido’s Brother’s Net Worth
Davido’s brother, Adewale Adeleke, has an estimated net worth of more than $60 million dollars.
As the eldest son, he’s the CEO of HKN music group, and a top director at Pacific Holdings.
Who is Coco Adeleke?
Coco is the elder sister of Davido.
The Nigerian musician actually has two elder sisters Sharon and Ashley Coco Adeleke.
Ashley Coco is married to Caleb Adaji.
They got married in 2016, and she has a child named Aaron.
How Many Daughters Does Davido Have?
Davido has two beautiful daughters Aurora Imade Adeleke, and Hailey Veronica Adeleke.
His first daughter was given birth to by his first baby mama Sophie Momodu, and his second daughter, by another baby mama, Amanda Mandy.
How Many Sons Does Davido’s Father Have?
Davido’s father has two sons: David Adeleke and Adewale Adeleke.
David Adeleke (Davido) is the younger son, and his brother, Adewale Adeleke is eldest.
How Many Sons Does Davido Have?
Currently, Davido has one son from his lover, Chioma Avril.
Chef Chi (Chioma) ushered in Davido’s first son in October 2019.
Davido’s Private Phone Number
The private phone number of Davido isn’t available.
In April 2019, he’s announced that he would be without a phone.
And if any body wants to reach him, they should call his personal assistant and childhood friend, Lati.