SUMMARY OF DAVIDO:
|David Adedeji Adeleke
|Date of Birth
|21 November 1992
|32 years (As of 2024)
|Place of Birth
|Atlanta, Georgia, USA
|State of Origin
|Babcock University, Oakwood University
|DMW, Sony Music
|Chioma Avril Rowland (m 2022)
|5 foot 6 inches (5’6)
|Afrobeats, Afropop, pop
|2009 – present
Davido Biography and History
David Adedeji Adeleke better known as Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer who was born on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta Georgia.
He was born on the 21st of November, 1992, and is the youngest child of Nigerian Billionaire, Adedeji Adeleke.
Despite being born in Atlanta, in the United States of America, Davido spent a significant part of his early life in Lagos, Nigeria.
Growing up, his family background provided him with opportunities and exposure to a privileged lifestyle.
Davido’s love for music began to flourish during his time at Oakwood University in Alabama, where he enrolled to study Business Administration.
He discovered his passion for music, which eventually led him to drop out of college to pursue a career in the music industry.
Davido had the privilege of receiving the best education available due to his parents’ wealth.
He completed his elementary and secondary education at the British International School in Lagos.
For his university education, he pursued Business Management at Oakwood University, Alabama, before dropping out to focus entirely on his music career.
Later, he decided to return to academics upon his father’s advice.
In 2011, he enrolled at Babcock University in Ogun State for a degree in music and graduated in 2015.
His father had paid the university to start a music department for the inaugural class of one.
After some years, photos of Davido serving in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) emerged online, showing his dedication to his country.
Parents and Family
David was born into a wealthy and influential family of six.
His father is Adedeji Adeleke, a prominent Nigerian billionaire businessman, and his mother, Veronica Adeleke, was a respected university lecturer before she passed away in 2002.
He is the second son of his parents and the youngest of five siblings, which include Sharon Adeleke, Adewale Adeleke, and Ashley Adeleke.
The Adeleke family is highly regarded for their wealth and influence in Nigerian society, and it is worth noting that Davido is not the only public figure in his family.
His elder brother, Adewale Adeleke, is also involved in business and is known for his successful ventures.
Davido discovered his love for music and started singing when he was 19 years old while studying at Oakwood University in Alabama.
He was so passionate about it that he decided to drop out of college to pursue a career in the industry.
In 2011, he moved to Nigeria and quickly caught the attention of fans with his debut single “Back When” featuring Nigerian rapper Naeto C.
This marked the beginning of his rise to fame in the Nigerian music scene.
His second single ‘Dami Duro‘, became a chart-topping success, and made his music debut as a member of the music group KB International.
2017 was an incredible year for the singer, as he released the top-charting songs “If” and “Fall“.
Both songs became instant global hits, with “Fall” even becoming the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.
Davido released his debut studio album, Omo Baba Olowo, in 2012.
The album included top singles like Dami Duro, Ekuro, Coolest Kid in Africa, Overseas, and Back When.
The album was a commercial success and even won the Best Album of the Year (R&B/Pop) at the Headies Awards in 2013.
In November 2019, Davido released his second studio album “A Good Time” and his third album “A Better Time” was released in November of the following year.
In 2023, Davido released his fourth studio album, Timeless, through his record label DMW, Columbia Records, and Sony Music Entertainment.
The album featured collaborations with top artists like Skepta, Asake, Focalistic, The Cavemen, Angelique Kidjo, and others.
It earned him a nomination for Best Global Album at the 2024 Grammy Awards.
One of the album’s hit songs, “Unavailable” featuring Musa Keys, became a global sensation and also earned him a Grammy nomination for Best African Performance.
Omo Baba Olowo’s journey from a young artist with a passion for music to one of the best musicians in Nigeria is a testament to his hard work and dedication.
In 2016 OBO signed a record deal with Sony Music Entertainment
After exiting his previous record label HKN, Davido went on to create his own record label called Davido Music Worldwide DMW on 18 April 2016.
DMW would later sign a record deal with Peruzzi and Mayorkun among others
David has achieved considerable success in the music industry, earning numerous awards and accolades.
Below is a list of major music awards won by Davido:
- Ghana Music Awards (1)
- “Hottest Single of the Year” and “Best Music Video” Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2)
- “Most Gifted Newcomer” and “Most Gifted Afro Pop” Channel O Music Video Awards (1)
- City People Entertainment Awards (1)
- 4Syte TV Music Video Awards (2)
- Kora Awards (1)
- “Next Rated” in 2012 and “Artiste of the Year” in 2014 Headies Awards (2)
- MTV Africa Music Awards (2)
- “Best International Act” BET Awards (2)
- “Artiste of the Year” African Muzik Magazine Awards (2)
- “Best African Act” MOBO Awards (1)
- The Future Africa Awards (1)
- MTV Europe Music Awards (2)
We already covered the net worth of Davido extensively in this article.
Born on 21st November 1992, Davido is currently 32 years old as of 2024.
The 31-year-old singer has been in the music industry for over a decade with a very eventful and controversy-surrounded lifestyle.
Davido is married to his lovely wife, Chioma Rowland akaChefchi, they have been together for over 9 years now.
They met back in 2013 and started dating two years later in 2015, they made their relationship public in 2017.
Davido’s love for Chioma is evident in the way he introduced her to the world.
He wrote a beautiful song for her and even had her star in the music video for his hit song “Assurance.”
In 2019, they gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and named him Ifeanyi Adeleke.
Their love story has not been without its ups and downs, as there have been rumors of infidelity and strained dynamics.
The couple even got engaged at some point but later called it off.
During their break, there were rumors that Chefchi was dating a very wealthy mystery man, but it’s unclear whether or not the rumors were true.
Thankfully, Davido and Chefchi reconciled in 2022 and officially tied the knot in 2023.
Davido has had a total of 6 children (1 now deceased), from different women (baby mamas).
His first child, Aurora Imade Adeleke was born in 2015 to Davido by Sophia Momodu while he was still in his early twenties.
In 2020, OBO welcomed his second child, Hailey Adeleke who lives in Atlanta with her mother Laplubelle Amanda.
He had his third child Dawson Adeleke who is his first son with popular UK makeup artist, Larissa London.
His fourth child and second son Ifeanyi Adeleke tragically passed away at the tender age of 3.
Recently, Davido’s wife Chioma gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl.
Death of his Son
Sadly, Davido’s son Ifeanyi Adeleke died on November 1st, 2022, just a few days after celebrating his third birthday.
The three-year-old drowned in a swimming pool at his father’s Banana Island residence.
Davido is 5ft 6 inches tall
Social Media and Contact
Davido has a large following on all social media platforms and he’s also very active on them.
If you want to follow him on social media, see below for his handles:
Understandably, many people would love to reach out to Davido privately.
You may need his real contact details to express your admiration or work with the singer on a project.
However, obtaining his personal number or WhatsApp number is almost impossible.
For inquiries or collaboration requests, consider reaching out to his management by visiting his official website.
Remember that sending a straightforward and professional message is the best way to get him to interact with you.