David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido was born on 21st November 1992. He is a Nigerian musician, dong writer and producer. Davido is the son of Nigerian billionaire Adedeji Adeleke.
Davido came to the limelight in 2010 but rose to fame in 2011 after he released his hit single Dami Duro with KB international. In 2012, Davido released his first music album “Omo Baba Olowo”. The album had additional six singles Back When”, “Ekuro”, “Overseas”, “All of You”, “Gbon Gbon”, and “Feel Alright”.
Davido attended the British International School Lagos where he obtained his secondary school certificate
Davido studied Business Administration at the Oakwood University but dropped out to venture into music.
However, he graduated from the department of Music in Babcock University Ilishan Remo.
In 2018, Davido enrolled for the compulsory National Youth Service Corp(NYSC) but was dismissed for breaking series of NYSC rules and regulations.
In 2012, Davido released his debut music Album “Omo Baba Olowo”. From 2013 till date, Davido has released scores of hit single and has collaborated with both Nigerian and International musicians. Davido’s hit songs till date;
• All of You – the world heard the single in 2012
• Back When (featuring Naeto C) — the single was produced in 2011
• Bless Me
• Dami Duro — the single appeared in 2011
• Dollars In the Bank (featuring Kayswitch)
• Ekuro — the single released in 2012
• Enter the Center (featuring B.Red)
• Feel Alright (featuring Ice Prince) — the single released in 2012
• For You (featuring 2 Face Idiba)
• Gbon Gbon — the single saw the world in 2012
• Mary Jane
• New Skul Tinz (featuring Sina Rambo and B.Red)
• No Visa (featuring Sina Rambo)
• Overseas (featuring Sina Rambo) — the single released in 2012
• All Fingers
• Biggest Backside (featuring B-Red)
• Chillin (featuring Naeto C & Runtown)
• Dodo — the single was presented in 2015
• Fans Mi (featuring Meek Mill) — the single of the year 2015
• Get To You
• Kekwanu (featuring Timaya)
• Laleyi (Tonight)
• New York City
• Owo Ni Koko — the single of 2014
• Secret Agenda (featuring P-Square)
• Share My Blessings
• Shayo Galore (featuring Don Jazzy)
• The Sound — the single of the year 2015
• Wetin U Say? (feat. Trey Songz)
• Won Le Ba (feat. Wale)
• Assurance – the single released in 2018
• Coolest Kid in Africa (feat. Nasty C)
• Flora My Flawa — the single released in 2018
• Gbagbe Oshi
• How Long
• Like Dat
• Maga 2 Mugu (feat. Simi)
• My Lilly (feat.Jah Prayzar)
• Nwa Baby — the single saw the world in 2018
• Pere (featuring Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug)
• Wonder Woman — the single was presented in 2018
• Bum Bum
• Tire You
• No Case
• No Bad Vibes
• Blow my mind – featuring Chris Brown.
Davido has featured both Nigerian and International musicians since his music career. Some of the known associates of Davido are Naeto C, Kayswitch, B-Red, 2face, Ice Prince, Sina Rambo, Olamide, Runtown,Timaya, P Square, Don Jazzy, Phyno, Simi and host of others.
He has also collaborated with International musicians like Trey Songz, Nasty C, Mafikizolo, Wale,Meek Mill, Chris Brown and others.
Davido owns a music label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). He is also signed to Sony Music and DCA.
Awards and Endorsements
Davido has won over National and International award.
In 2012, Davido won the Headies Next Rated Music Award.
In 2017, He won the Best African Act in the Mobo Award.
In 2018, Davido became the first African based artist to receive his BET award Main stage.
In 2012, Davido signed a N30million endorsement deal with MTN.
In 2013, he signed an endorsement deal alongside P-Square, D’banj, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Olamide, Phyno, Chidinma, Waje and Tiwa Savage, among others with Guinness
In 2018, Davido signed an endorsement deal with infinix mobile
Davido has three children. In 2015, Sophia Momodu, the daughter of Dele Momodu gave birth to Aurora Imade Adeleke.
In 2017, Davido had another daughter Hailey Veronica Adeleke, from Amanda.
In 2019, Davido’s fiancée Chioma Avril Roland popularly known as Chef Chi gave birth to a third Child and first son of the Afro beat musician. Davido’s don was named David Ifeanyi.
Davido’s Net Worth
Davido is said to worth $16million (N5.7 billion). Davido’s income is mostly from endorsement deals and his record Label, Davido Music Worldwide(DMW).