Nigeria is a country known for its music and American-Nigerian superstar, Davido has contributed massively to the Afrobeat movement started by Fela Kuti. He is one of the most popular artists to ever come out of Africa and is a regular face on Forbes Africa list year in year out.
At the beginning of his career, the African artiste was signed to HKN records, a label he started with his elder brother, Adewale Adeleke also known as ChairmanHKN. In 2016, OBO as he is fondly called started his separate record label named DMW.
Currently, he has spent over ten years in the music industry and has one of the most successful careers by a black artiste especially an African one at that.
The Nigerian-American singer and businessman was born on the 21st of November, 1992, David Adedeji Adeleke also known as Davido in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States to Nigerian parents, Chief Adedeji Adeleke and Veronica Adeleke. At the tender age of 11, the singer lost his mum, Vero Adeleke who at that time was a university lecturer.
He attended the prestigious British International School, Lekki, Lagos, and moved back to the US at the age of 16 to study business administration at Oakwood University. It was while he was at this university he found his passion for music. He began making beats and formed a music act with his cousins, Sina Rambo and B-Red.
David Adeleke later returned to Nigeria after his father found out he dropped out of university in 2011 and enrolled at Babcock University where his father started a music department just for him. In July 2015, he graduated from the university with a second class upper.
He rose to fame after the release of his single Dami Duro which rocked the Nigerian and African airwaves. At this period, the artist was signed to HKN music which he co-founded with his elder brother, Adewale Adeleke.
In 2016, months after he signed a contract with Sony Music for $1 million, he started his own record label named Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). He signed acts such as Dremo and Mayorkun to the label and Peruzzi had since joined the label.
Under DMW, with PLUG Media as his management, the musician has been able to shoot for the stars as he has signed lucrative endorsement deals and taken DMW to the next level.
|Chioma Avril Rowland|
|Imade, Hailey, and Ifeanyi Adeleke|
The year he was born
|$10 – $20 million|
FAQs About Davido
Who is the richest between Wizkid and Davido?
How much is Davido’s father’s net worth?
According to various online publications, his father is worth $700 million.
Is Davido a billionaire?
No, he is not.
Was wizkid in Davido Dami Duro video?
Yes, Wizkid appeared in the Dami Duro video.
As of 2021, he is 28 years old.
As of May 2021, here some of the songs released by the music artiste and African businessman.
- Back When feat. Naeto C (2011)
- Dami Duro (2011)
- All of You (2012)
- Ekuro (2012)
- Overseas feat. Sina Rambo (2012)
- Skelewu (2013)
- Gobe (2013)
- Aye (2014)
- Tchelete feat. Mafikizolo (2014)
- Dodo (2015)
- OwoniKoko (2015)
- Fans Mi feat. Meek Mill (2015)
- The Sound feat. DJ Buckz & Uhuru (2015)
- The Money feat. Olamide (2015)
- Gbagbe Oshi (2016)
- How Long feat. Tinashe (2016)
- Coolest Kid in Africa feat. Nasty C (2016)
- If (2017)
- Fall (2017)
- Fia (2017)
- Like Dat (2017)
- Assurance (2018)
- Nwa Baby (2018)
- Blow My Mind feat. Chris Brown (2019)
- Risky feat. Popcaan (2019)
- 1 milli (2019)
- Sweet in the Middle feat. Naira Marley, Zlatan, Wurld (2019)
- D & G feat. Summer Walker (2019)
- Jowo (2020)
- The Best feat. Mayorkun (2020)
- Fade Away ft. Bella Shmurda (2020)
- La La feat. CKay (2020)
- Fem (2020)
- So Crazy feat. Lil Baby (2020)
- Holy Ground feat. Nicki Minaj (2020)
He has released three studio albums and one EP so far.
- Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis (2012)
- Son of Mercy (2016)
- A Good Time (2019)
- A Better Time (2020)
All of the above are albums except the Son of Mercy EP which was released after the artiste joined Sony Music.
Davido Net Worth
The estimated net worth of the singer is between $10 million to $20 million.
David is a content writer with interests in fields like politics, tech, and finance. David has been writing since he was a little kid (only the Universe knows the exact year 😊 ). Writing has been a passion for a long time and now it is a profession for him. He is the brain behind Mafian Media, the parent company to media sites such as Zimapp.com