Davido has been rated one if Nigerian top popstar, his musical career and lifestyle is a reality many dream of, his music has become a brand in Nigeria; OBO. And his music is constantly gaining acceptance all across the country and beyond.
David Adedeji Adeleke widely known all over the world as Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. The music star was born on November 21 1992 at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, to the family of chief Deji and Vero Adeleke, his father is an affluent Nigerian business tycoon and his mother was a university lecturer before her demise.
He was formerly based in the U.S before he relocated to Nigeria at an early age, he attended the British International school in Oniru lagos, before he went ahead and studied Business Administration in Oakwood University.
He had always had a passion for music since a tender age, as he began to grow, he began to nurture her musical dream, at some point he began to buy musical equipment to test his music skill, he relocated to Nigeria and enrolled in Babcock University and in 2015 he earned a degree in music.
His musical discovery and pathway started in 2011, when he release his single titled “Back when” and which was also his debut studio album “Omo Baba Olowo” the song received massive airplay in Nigeria; it was shot in Nigeria and directed by Clarence Peters. This song gave him the formal introduction into Nigerian music industry.
His musical career and popularity set off after he release his second single titled “Dami Duro” the song was a blockbuster, not only did it receive massive airplay and acceptance, it also pushed his career to the forefront of Nigerian music industry, listing him among the top 10 sought after musical artist, ever since he has been at the top of his game. In 2013, he release another lead single titled “Gobe” which was directed by Godfather and shoot in South Africa, the single was ranked second on Premium times list and Top ten songs of 2013. Presently Davido is a household name in Nigeria.
Award And Achievement
In his 7th year music career, Davido has collaborated with many African artists and foreign artist, the list includes Olamide, Diamond Platinumz, Lola Rae, Mafikizolo and Uhuru, and foreign artist like R-Kelly and Meek Mill.
In aspect of his musical nominations and awards, Davido has appeared in over 74 nominations from several music awards within Nigerian and beyond, he reportedly claimed to have won over 29 awards from these nominations. His awards from various nominations include:
- Nigerian entertainment award 5
- Ghana music award 1
- The headies 5
- City people entertainment award 1
- Nigerian music video award 2
- Kora award 1
- Dynamix all youth award 2
- Mtv music award 2
- Bet award 1
- Africa music magazine award 1
- Channel O music award 1
Davido estimated net worth as at January 2018 according to Forbes is at $16million, these includes his personal wealth, endorsement deals and fee charged on show, he is currently rounding up his musical tour, his endorsement deals till date includes: MTN, Guinness and others.