David Adedeji Adeleke, a famous Nigerian artist, artist, and producer, was born on November 21, 1992, and is known by his stage name Davido.
Young Star co-owns HKN Music, a brand that produced music for Naeto C, Skales, Tiwa Savage, and Sauce Kid.
DAVIDO (DAVID ADELEKE) BIOGRAPHY
Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1992. His father was business tycoon Deji, and his mother at college was late Vero Adeleke. The young artist has a relationship with Isiaka Adeleke, the first governor of the state of Osi, a former Nigerian senator who twice represented the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state of Mori in 2011 until he died in 2017, again under the banner of the Progressive Congress 2015 ). His uncle Demola Adeleke is currently an elected senator representing the Senate district of Theo Sen in Nigeria.
Very young, she moved to Lagos with her parents and followed primary education at the British International School in Lagos. After graduating from high school, he was accepted into business administration at Oakwood University but had to leave school due to poor grades.
THE BEGINNING OF DAVIDO’S MUSICAL CAREER
Davido did a critical thing at Oakwood – his interest in music. After leaving Oakwood University, he moved to London to develop his voice. He bought some instruments, composed of rhythms, and recorded vocal references. Upon his return to Nigeria, he accepted his father’s beliefs and attended Babcock University with a degree in music.
Davido released his first album “Omo Baba Olowo” in 2012, which includes the singles Back When, “Ekuro” and “Gbon Gbon” released overseas with Naeto C, Dami Duro, All You and Sina Rambo. And “Feel Alright,” a selection of ice princes. Asa Asika was his first manager at the time.
To promote the album, Davido released clips from “Ekuro,” “Gbon Gbo” and “Feel Alright.” However, his superiority was the huge success he achieved after the release of his second single “Dami Duro,” which gave him the fan base he needed to get up and make him a person. The most beloved black Nigerian singer.
Davido also released the singles “Gobe,” “One Kind,” “Skelewu,” “Aye,” “Tchelete (Goodlife),” “Naughty,” and “Owo Ni Koko.”
In early 2013, he began recording his second studio album and released “Gobe” by Shizzi on February 25, 2013, the first single from an upcoming album. “Gobe” was closely followed by the second and third singles – “One” and “Skelewu.”
The fourth single from the album “Aye” produced by T Spice was released on February 2, 2014, while the video was released few days after as directed by Clarence Peters.
Later on, by April 30, 2014, Davido’s HKN Music released the upcoming album’s fifth single “Tchelete (Goodlife)” featuring South African duo Mafikizolo.
Davido revealed his plans of collaborating with American rappers Rick Ross and Meek Mill, and in June 2015, he dropped the long-awaited collaboration with Meek Mill titled “Fans Mi.” In an announcement he made on Twitter in 2016, which was met with mixed reactions, Davido revealed that he signed a record deal with Sony BMG.
DAVIDO (DAVID ADELEKE) BIOGRAPHY AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Within a short time of his music career, Davido has received a total of 29 awards from 74 nominations. His awards include BET Award, a Kora Award, a Channel O Music Video Award, a Ghana Music Award, a Nigeria Music Video Award, 2 MTV Africa Music Awards, 2 African Muzik Magazine Awards, 5 The headies Awards, 7 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and 2 Dynamix All Youth Awards.
DAVIDO (DAVID ADELEKE) BIOGRAPHY ENDORSEMENTS
Davido reportedly signed a 30million Naira endorsement deal with MTN on April 6, 2012. Thus, he was unveiled as the face of MTN Pulse, a marketing campaign for one of the telecom network tariff plans targeted at Nigerian youths.
On October 24, 2013, it was reported that Guinness Nigeria signed Davido to an endorsement deal, after which he performed at the Guinness World of More Concert alongside other famous artists.
Though still single, Davido has a daughter Imade Adeleke with his baby mama Sophia Momodu, the cousin of veteran journalist turned politician, Dele Momodu. The birth of Imade was a very trying time for both Davido and Sophie. The situation was made worse by the many negative and inciting reports about the paternity of the child and the fact that Sophie is older than Davido. His second daughter Hailey Veronica Adeleke was had by his American girlfriend, Amanda, in May 2017.
OTHER FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DAVIDO
- He was the first graduate of the department music at Babcock University, Ilishan Remo – Ogun state.
- He signed Mayorkun and Dremo to his self-owned record label (DMW).
- Davido signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria and has partnered with Guinness Nigeria for the “Guinness World of More” concert.
- Davido’s mother, Veronica Adeleke, died in March 2003 when he was just age 10.
- Davido is said to have an estimated net worth of $14 million.
- In May 2017, he was listed on Forbes Africa Magazine as among Africa’s Top 10 Bankable artists.
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Hey everyone ! I came back recently from America after postponing my tour. My fiancé Chioma also came back from London recently with our baby. We had no symptoms and still both feel perfectly fine but because of our recent travel history we decided to take ourselves and our all close associates we’ve come in recent contact with for the COVID-19 test on the 25th of March. Unfortunately, my fiancé’s results came back positive while all 31 others tested have come back negative including our baby. We are however doing perfectly fine and she is even still yet to show any symptoms whatsoever. She is now being quarantined and I have also gone into full self isolation for the minimum 14 days. I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for your endless love and prayers in advance and to urge everyone to please stay at home as we control the spread of this virus! Together we can beat this! Love, D ❤️
Isolation don turn me to brick layer ? been on this one hour no progress ? pic.twitter.com/BYB2c5a84V
— Davido (@davido) March 24, 2020