Davido was born on November 21, 1992, to Chief Deji and Vero Adeleke in Atlanta, Georgia. His father is a Nigerian business magnate and his late mother was a university lecturer. He attended the British International School in Lagos.
David ‘Davido’ Adeleke’s popularity in the Nigerian music scene became evident in 2011 following his hit single ‘Back When’.
Davido is no average Joe as he was born with a silver spoon to billionaire business man Adedeji Adeleke, a renowned business tycoon. His mother Mrs. Veronica Adeleke was a University Lecturer before she passed on.
He began his educational at British International School Lagos, located in the southern part of Nigeria. He then proceeded to Oakwood University to study Business Administration but had to move back to Nigeria. Upon arrival to Nigeria, Davido enrolled in Babcock University, Ogun State to continue his education.
During his stay in the united stated, Davido had has his hands filled. He was a member of a musical group called the KB International. This was where he mastered his art form and decided to move back to Nigeria.
May 2011, saw Davido release his first single titled “Back When”. “Back When” became an instant sensation in the music industry, it was well received by music lovers and enthusiasts all around Africa and the world in general. Without batting an eye lid the dropped another bomb to the just overwhelmed music fans called ’ Dami Duro’ in October 2011. Ever since it’s release , it has been a massive success. Some of his other hit singles include ‘Aye’, ‘Skelewu’, ‘Overseas’ and ‘Gobe’.
Davido also has over a dozen collaborations to his belt, with both locaal and international acts . His collaborated include South African singing group, Mafikizolo for the single ‘Tchelete’, Diamond Platinumz for ‘Number one’ and several other artists including Tiwa Savage, Lola Rae, Sarkodie and Mi Casa.
Davido has also collaborated with top notch Afro-music stars like Wizkid, Ice Prince, Tuface, Naeto C, Olamide, Lynxxx and Skales.
Davido has also had his own fair share of controversies. In 2012, the internet played host to a rather controversial photo of Davido and what appeared to be a hooker in bed right next to the artist. Several other photos surfaced around the same time with several other hookers.
There have also been controversies about the singer’s involvement in street/club fights, problems with law enforcement agents and aggressive behaviors in the past. This can can easily be attributed to the fact that he attained financial success at a seemingly young age.
Davido has had an amazing time in the spotlight which attracted chains of endorsements with big brands such as MTN and Guinness. He once signed a N30 Million deal to become a brand ambassador for MTN.
At the age of 20, Davido acquired a N140 Million mansion for himself in the Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos. This was considered by many as a highly remarkable achievement, being that the average Nigerian 20 year old would have just graduated from high school awaiting admission into the university while being totally depended on parents for support.
Davido is no stranger in the award scene. The young artist has to his name, about 26 awards and 48 nominations.
David Adeleke is not only a great singer, he is also a father. In May 2015, the crooner had a daughter with his older ex-girlfriend, Sofie Momodu. He took to his social media pages to announce the birth of his daughter on the 15th of May, 2015 and also revealed that his daughter gets the biggest room in his newly acquired vacation home in Atlanta.
Although David has been linked to many women in the past, he is currently dating Sira Kante, a 19-year old model from Guinea. Although rumors have been circulating online that the pair have broken up.
Davido signed a multi million endorsement deal with MTN on April 6, 2012, which saw him being projected as the face of MTN pulse. He also signed an endorsement deal with Guiness Nigeria on October 24, 2013 where he performed at the Guiness World of More concert alongside Psquare, Waje, D’banj, Chidinma, Tiwa Savage, among others, as part of the deal.
Davido net worth 2018. In the beginning, it must be mentioned that the fame of this amazing singer has grown after the release of his album under the name “Omo Baba Olowo”. It has become known that Davido net worth was approximately $16 million at the end of 2016. Davido’s songs gain more than 10 million views on YouTube.
According to reports, Davido’s networth is estimated to be from $14 million to $16 million. In May 2017, Forbes Africa Magazine also listed Davido among Africa’s Top 10 Bankable artists.