In this article, we throw our celebrity spotlight on Nigerian Afrobeat artist Davido, his biography, career, love life and net worth. Let’s get started!
Davido is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter and record producer. He blends traditional African elements with global mainstream pop.
David Adedeji Adeleke was born on November 21, 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, Nigeria, and at the age of 16, he moved back to the US to study Business administration at Oakwood University in Alabama.
Davido 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 school 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 University with a degree in music. Davido resumed his music career and started working on his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo in 2011.
The album’s music is a mixture of Afrobeats and Hip Hop. Davido worked so hard on his way to the top and it paid off so well. His album won Best R&B/Pop Album of the year at The Headies 2013.
The Nigerian musician has received numerous accolades for his immense contribution to the African music industry. His latest hit album ‘A Better Time’ has received world wide praise.
Davido is Africa’s second most awarded musician. He has received both local and international awards.
He has received international awards from World Music Awards, MTV Africa, MOBo awards, The Future awards, MTV Europe Awards, BET and several others.
Davido has three children with three different baby mamas.
He was engaged to Chioma, the mother of his third child.
On April 6,2012, Davido signed a N30 million endorsement deal with MTN. The deal unveiled him as the face of MTN Pulse, a marketing campaign aimed at Nigerian youth.
Net Worth 2022
Davido is well known to be one of the richest African musicians at the moment. From luxury cars to huge mansions and expensive luxury jewelry.
Davido has his own customized private jet for his music tours.
The global mainstream music icon is estimated to be worth a whooping US$40 million. Surprised?
Check out his classic hit single ‘The Best’ ft Mayorkun.