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Davido Biography And His Net Worth

David Adedeji Adeleke is an American-born Nigerian singer-songwriter, and a recording producer. He is popularly known as Davido, Baddest, and ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ (OBO) after his debut studio album. He began his music career at the Oakwood University, and thereafter rose to stardom after releasing his second single ‘Dami duro’. In 2017, Davido received the MOBO Awards as the Best African Acts and became the first African to perform live at the awards. The following year, he became the first African- based Artist to receive the BET Awards on its main stage.

David Adeleke was born on Nov. 21, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia, US, to Adedeji Adeleke and Vero Adeleke as the last child of five. His father, Adedeji Adeleke is a Nigerian Business magnate and his mother Vero, a University Lecturer. She passed on March 3, 2003.

Davido attended British International School, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama, to study Business Administration. While in Oakwood University, due to his musical interest, he got some musical equipment so he could make beats and record vocal references.

At a point, he dropped out because of his grades and thereafter relocated to Nigeria. In 2011, he relocated to promote his career in music but encountered hurdles convincing his father. In his family, the children are expected to join the family business after school, but Davido chose a different path entirely.

After mutual agreement with his father, he enrolled into Babcock University, Ogun state and finally graduated in 2015. Before ‘Dami duro ’, Davido released his first single ‘Back When’ featuring Naeto C. It was shot by Clarence Peters in London and on Oct.30, 2011, he released ‘Dami Duro ’.

He co- produced the single with Shizzi which was shot by Clarence, this time, in Lagos. The song Dami duro came with an amazing video in Jan. 2012, and it became the talk of the town with frequent airplay by the media. He released his debut studio album on July 17, 2012, Omo Baba Olowo (Child of a Wealthy Person) under HKN Music Record Label.

Davido was the executive producer of OBO and worked with other producers like Jay Sleek, Spellz, Maleek Berry, and others. It featured popular musicians like Sina Rambo, Ice Price, Kay Switch, B-Red, 2 Face and Naeto C. as guest. O.B.O has seven singles – Back When (2011), Dami Duro (2011), Ekuro (2012), Overseas (2012), All Of You (2012), Gbon Gbon (2012) and Fell Alright (2012). The first four singles were released prior to the album. Omo Baba Olowo incorporates afro pop and afrobeat sounds with hip hop.

It won the Best R&B/Pop Album at the Headies 2013. Davido founded his music label DMW, in 2016. He founded it shortly after signing up with Sony Music. Several top musicians signed under the label imprint. Some of them include: Teli, Peruzi, Mayorkun, Dremo and others. Davido is regarded as one of the charitable celebrities in Nigeria.

He is known to always organising competitions and giveaways on social media. Davido is also in the habit of supporting people who have challenges with their school fees. For example, he gave Jide Sanyaolu 1million for his school fees, and one Deborah, another million naira recently. According to naijanews.com as at February, 2019, the Afrobeat singer’s net worth is $25 million. Currently, Davido is in a relationship with Chioma Avril Rowland. He is also the father of two daughters – Aurora Imade Adeleke and Hailey Veronica Adeleke.

Davido Awards And Nominations

  • Music Video of the Year ‘Aye’ Ben TV Awards, 2014.
  • Song of the Year, ‘Back When’ Dynamix Youth, 2011.
  • Most Gifted Newcomer Video of the Year, ‘Dami Duro’ Channel O Music Video Awards, 2012.
  • Best Afro Pop Video ‘Aye’ Nigeria Music Video Awards, 2014.
  • Song of the Year ‘Aye’ The Headies 2014.
  • Song of the Year and Best Pop Single, ‘If’ The Headies 2018.
  • Best R&B/Pop Album ‘Omo Baba Olowo ’, The Headies 2013.
  • Hottest Single of the Year ‘Dami Duro’ Nigeria Entertainments Awards, 2012.
  • Best Collaboration ‘Gallardo’ Runtown featured Davido, Nigeria Entertainments Awards, 2014.
  • Hottest Single of the Year, ‘Aye’ Nigeria Entertainments Awards, 2014.
  • Best Collabo of the Year ‘Carolina’ Saucekid featured Davido , 2012.
  • Best Video by a New Artist (Live beats Choice) ‘Dami Duro’ Nigeria Entertainments Awards, 2012.
  • Best Newcomer Award, Kora awards, 2012.
  • Best International Act: Africa, BET Awards, 2014.
  • Promising Youth Artist, Dynamix All Youth, 2011.
  • Best Male West African, African Muzik Magazine Awards, 2014.
  • Artists of the Year, African Muzik Magazine Awards, 2014.
  • Best Male Artiste of the Year, MTV Africa Music Awards, 2014.
  • African Artiste of the Year, Ghana Music Awards, 2014.
  • Musician of the Year (Male), City People Entertainments Awards, 2014.
  • Artiste of the Year, The Headies, 2018 Artiste of the Year, The Headies, 2014.
  • Hip Hop World Revelation, The Headies, 2013.
  • Next Rated, The Headies, 2012.
  • Male Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014.
  • Best Pop/R&B Artiste of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2013.
  • Best New Act of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2012.

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