Davido is one of Nigeria and Africa’s leading musicians. This article is about his biography, music, awards, networth and more.
David Adedeji Adeleke, aka Davido was born on the 21st of November, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia to a wealthy business magnate Chief Deji Adeleke and Vero Adeleke. Before Davido could relocate back to Nigeria, he had already developed interest in music during his time at Oakwood University by purchasing musical instruments and making beats in the process.
However, as time progressed, he dropped out of the university where he was studying for a degree in Business Administration, when he started getting bad and unfavorable grades at school. He relocated to London and channeled his energy on his music career.
Well, as things weren’t exactly working out well for Davido, he returned back to Nigeria finally in 2011 and as a result he sidelined his music career to take up a musical course in Babcock university. His father insisted he must finish school but also realized his son’s heart and destiny was in music. So they both had to meet each other half way.
He finally graduated from Babcock University in 2015 with a degree in music. However, this was without a little controversy as he was the first and only student of his department then, fueling rumors that his father’s influenced played a large part in this academic pursuit.
Davido studied as a part-time student and so was able to combine his music career with studies. His debut album ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ was produced in 2011 and it had “Back When” which became an instant hit, launching him fully into the Nigerian music scene. This single received good airplay and rave reviews.
In October 2011, Davido dropped ‘Dami Duro’ produced by Shizzi and the song went viral and received massive airplay in various radio stations across the country and beyond, while the video was produced on January 6th, 2012 by ‘Clarence Peters’.
However, his major break came with his hit song ‘Dami Duro’ which brought him to limelight. Davido has since “Dami Duro” gone ahead to produce more exciting and commercially successful songs to the delight of his numerous fans across the continents of the world. ‘Oversea’ was released in May 2012 by HKN Music and in September, 2012, he released another single ‘All of You’. Interestingly, the song titled ‘Ekuro’ was released from the album to promote it, so also was ‘Gbon Gbon’ and ‘Feel Alright’ equally released to the listening pleasure of his die-hard fans.
Basically, for Davido, work started in 2013, as he began recording his second studio album of which he released ‘Gobe’ as his anticipated album’s lead single, and this was also produced by Shizzi.
The song ‘Gobe’ received a lot of acclaim from critics and was ranked second in Premium Times List of the top 10 songs in 2013. Davido grew stronger and went on to release another single titled ‘One of a kind’ which was shot by Godfather Production in South Africa.
Next was ‘Skelewu’ a song with a unique dancing style. “Skelewu” was a massive hit and even had a dancing competition where the best dancer had for grabs a cash prize of $3000.
Davido, followed up the success of “Skelewu” with another monster hit titled “Aye” in February 2014. He also collaborated with Meek Mill to release the single titled ‘Fans Mi’; coupled with a lot of other hit singles to his credit like FIA, 30 Billion, Assurance, etc; which are all still very popular tunes locally and internationally.
He is one of the few artists who has been consistent; dropping back to back hits and always giving fans and music lovers sounds to look out for.
Davido albums include;
- Son of Mercy 2016
- The Baddest 2015
- Best of Davido 2015
- Omo Baba Olowo 2012
Davido signed a mouthwatering deal with MTN in 2012 to a tune of N30 Million as the face of MTN Pulse. In 2013, Guinness Nigeria signed a deal with him to perform at the Guinness World of More Concert; along with other notable Nigerian artistes among other endorsement deals.
NOMINATION AND AWARDS
Davido has received lots of nominations and awards; and as of December 2017 received a total of 39 awards from his 74 nominations.
Among these awards are:
- BET Awards
- KORA Awards
- Channel O Music Video Awards
- Ghana Music Awards
- Nigerian Music Video Awards
- MTV Africa Video Awards
- African Muzik Magazine Awards
- The Headies Awards
- Nigerian Entertainment Awards
- Dynamix All Youths Awards
- Billboard Awards
DAVIDO NET WORTH
The 26 years old Davido is certainly one of the richest Nigerian artistes. According to Forbes Magazine, Davido is worth an estimated $16 Million Dollars. He is one of the richest young entertainers in Africa and has a large collection of assets including; Jewelry, houses and automobiles.
His expensive fleet of cars include; Toyota Land Cruiser, Mercedes Benz, Sedan AMG, Porsche Carena, Audi 2015 model, Range Rover Sports 2015, Rolls Royce Phantom.