David Adedeji Adeleke known professionally as Davido is a name that most Nigerian would have heard one time or another. If you are interested in knowing more about him then read further as this article contains the Biography of Davido.
David Adedeji Adeleke was born on 21 November 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father Adedeji Adeleke is a business magnate and his mother Vero Adeleke was a university lecturer. Davido is the youngest of five siblings and his father’s second-born son. He attended the British International School in Lagos, and at the age of 16, he moved back to the United States to study business administration at Oakwood University in Alabama.
Davido is an American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. Born in Atlanta, US, and raised in Lagos, he made his music debut as a member of the music group KB International. Davido studied business administration at Oakwood University before dropping out to make beats and record vocal references.
The Biography Of Davido: His Musical career.
David Adedeji Adeleke bought musical equipment while at Oakwood and started making beats. He also worked with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo to form the music act KB International. Davido dropped out of Oakwood University to pursue music full-time and relocated to London, where he worked on his vocals. After returning to Nigeria in 2011, Davido paused his music career and agreed to honor his father by enrolling at Babcock University. In July 2015, he graduated from Babcock with a degree in music after his father paid the university to start a music department for an inaugural class of one student
He rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012), from which six additional singles—”Back When”, “Ekuro”, “Overseas”, “All of You”, “Gbon Gbon”, and “Feel Alright”—were taken. In 2012, David Adedeji Adeleke won the Next Rated award at The Headies. Between 2013 and 2015, he released the hit singles “Gobe”, “One of a Kind”, “Skelewu”, “Aye”, “Tchelete (Goodlife)”, “Naughty”, “Owo Ni Koko”, “The Sound” and “The Money”.
In January 2016, David Adedeji Adelekeannounced on Twitter he had signed a record deal with Sony Music and a few months later founded the record label Davido Music Worldwide, to which acts Dremo, Yonda and Peruzzi are currently signed. In July 2016, Davido signed a record deal with Sony’s RCA Records.
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”. In April 2017, Davido re-negotiated his contract with Sony due to creative control issues, and later that year he released five singles including “If” and “Fall”.
“If” generated worldwide social media activity while “Fall” became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history. Davido released his second studio album A Good Time in November 2019. It was supported by the previously released singles “If”, “Fall”, “Assurance”, “Blow My Mind” and “Risky”.
David Adedeji Adeleke was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2019. His third studio album A Better Time was released on November 13, 2020. In February 2021, he appeared on Time magazine’s Time 100 Next List. Davido is a cultural ambassador for Nigeria and a prominent voice of human rights on the African continent. He is one of the most followed African artists on both Instagram and Twitter.
According to Forbes, Davido’s Net worth is around $13 million and this makes him one of the richest Nigerian musician. Apart from music, Davido also makes his money from being an brand ambassador for major brands both in and out of Nigeria. He also earns form signing endorsement deals.