Davido Net worth And Achievements so far
David Adedeji Adeleke ‘Davido’ i s an American-born Nigerian artists. He’s also a song writer and producer born to the family of Mr and Mrs Adedeji Adeleke in Atalanta, Georgia on November 21, 1992, the second son, and last of five
He attended British international school, Lagos after which he moved to the university of Oakwood, united States to study business administration. He later dropped due to bad grades and then returned to Nigeria, due to the persuasion of his father, he enrolled into Babcock university and obtained a degree in Music.
Davido is from a wealthy family his father Prince Adedeji Adeleke is the owner of Adeleke university and CEO of Pacific holdings, while his mother Mrs veto Adeleke was a university lecturer.
He is related to Mr Isiaka Adeleke, who was the first civilian Governor of Osun state and senatorAdemola Adeleke his uncle who was the past senator representing Osun-west senatorial district.
Davido started his music career at oakwood university, there he bought musical equipments and started making beats, he also worked with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo and together formed the music group KB International.
Davido returned to Nigeria after dropping from university of Oakwood to pursue his musical career. His rise to stardom came after the release of the single ‘ Dami Duro’, which helped him gain the needed fan base.
In 2011 davido started working on his debut studio album ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ (Son of a wealthy person), this was a mixture of Afrobeat and hip hop and featured guest artists like Naeto C, B-Red, Sina Rambo, Kayswitch, Ice Prince and 2 Face Idibia with work from producers like, Jay Sleek, Maleek Berry, GospelOnDeBeatz, Spellz, Dokta Frabz,
Mr. Chidoo, Theory Soundz and Shizzi. Hit singles like”Gobe”, “One of a Kind”, “Skelewu”, “Aye” and Tchelete (Goodlife) featuring mafikizolo were released between 2013-2015, “Naughty”, “Owo Ni Koko”,
“The Sound” and “The Money”in 2016.Davido released “Aye” on February, produced by T-Spiz and directed by Clearance Peters.
Davido’s collaborative single with South African duo Mafikizolo, titled “Tchelete (Goodlife)”, was released on April 30, 2014. Produced by Oskido and Shizzi, and distributed by MTN’s Play and Callertunez platform.Prior to recording “Tchelete (Goodlife).
The music video for “Tchelete (Goodlife)” was recorded and directed by Twenty Twenty Media, while appearance where made by Oskido and Uhuru.”Assurance was released on April 30, 2018.
The song described as a love song was dedicated to his girlfriend chioma and was released to coincide with her birthday Produced by Speroach Beatz.
The music video for “Assurance” was directed by Meji Alabi.Davido won Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards, becoming the first African artist to receive his award on the main stage.
In November 2019, Davido released his second studio album ‘A Good Time’,supported by previously released singles “If”, “Fall”, “Assurance”, “Blow My Mind” and “Risky”. He won the Next Rated award at the Headies in 2012
while his debut album won best R/B and pop album and was also nominated as Best album of the year both at the Headies and Nigerian Entertainment Award 2013.
Skelewu’ which was released August 13 2013, ranked fifth in Premium Times top 10 songs. Davido promoted the song by uploading an instructional dance video, supported by the ‘Skelewu’dance competition.
Davido collaborated with Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz and Tiwa Savage on “Africa Rising”, a song that was used for DStv’s eponymous campaign to inspire Africans to partake in community-based social investment projects.
The accompanying music video for “Africa Rising” was recorded and directed by South African production house Callback Dreams.
In 2016 Davido signed a record deal with Song music and few months after he started his own record label Davido music world(DMW), with artist like Dremo, Mayorkun, yonda and Peruzzi signed.
Davido single handedly sold out the O2 Brixton Academy venue in February 2018 and the O2 Arena in London, becoming the first solo African artist to do so. The Chris Browne featured track “Blow My Mind” was released on July 26, 2019, produced by Shizzi.
The video which become one million view in 11 hours became the most viewed Nigerian video in 24 hours, surpassing Wizkid ‘fever’ and ‘come closer.’
Since his entry into the Nigeria music industry, davido has experienced a successful musical career.
His Award as Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards, has opened opportunities for international collaborations with the latest being Khalid.
Fans mi ft meek mill
How long ft Tinashe
Pere ft Rae sremmurd and young Thug
Fine girl ft. Wale and olamide
Blow my mind ft. Chris brown
Know your worth Khalid ft davido and Tems
Davido has dated a lot of lovely ladies, Stacey Brianar Brown, Funmi Aboderin, Sira Kante, Nish Kards, his baby mamas Sophie Momodu and Amanda.
Davido has three kids, Aurora Imade Adeleke, Hailey Veronica Adeleke and Ifeanyi Adeleke, he’s engaged to chioma Avril Rowland also known as (chef chi), mother of his son Ifeanyi Adeleke.
Davido who proved his love for chioma by gifting her a Porsche car on her 23rd birthday and dedicating the hit single ‘assurance’ to her which she featured in.
On the 27th of march 2020, davido announced on his social media that chioma tested positive to the pandemic corona virus, while him his crew and the baby all tested negative. On 19th of April 2020, davido took to his twitter page to announce that she has recovered, and had tested negative twice.
The artist who couldn’t hide his joy thanked everyone for their support and prayers during their trying times.
Davido has also had his own share of controversies which ranges from the baby mama saga to family. In 2016 davido was caught up in a controversy with one of his baby mama Sophie Momodu over the custody of their daughter, davido had claim that Sophie was into drugs.
In 2017 davido was involved in yet another controversy when he lost three of his friends in a week and fingers where been pointed at him especially by Nollywood actress Caroline Danjuma over Tagbo.
Davido had come out to say that he was innocent. Still in 2017 CEO of Goldenboy Entertainment, Patrick Anyaene, aka King Patrick, alleged DMW signed artiste Peruzzi had earlier been sign to his label.
He said Davido had given Peruzzi a deal while he still had a contract with Goldenboy Entertainment, claiming he hadn’t enjoyed the money invested on the artist. In his first reaction to Anyaene’s claims, Davido wrote on his Instagram page, “One of the best things that ever happened to me and my career. So, if there’s a problem, it’s you, my guy.”
Properties and Assets
A 4 bedroom semi detached duplex house in lekki worth 140 million naira
Vacation home in Atlanta Georgia, USA
Bentley Bentayga 2018 worth 108 million naira
Hyundai sonata worth 7.5 million naira
Range rover sport worth 25 million naira
Roll Royce phantom worth100 million
Nomination and Awards
In May 2017, davido was listed on Forbes Africa Magazine as among Africa’s Top 10 Bankable artists
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
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.
Endorsement and net worth
Davido signed a 30 million naira endorsement with MTN Nigeria, making him the face of MTN pulse In 2013 davido was signed by Guinness Nigeria.
As part of the deal he performed along side P-Square, D’banj, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burns boy, Olamide, Phyno, Chidinnma, Waje, and Tiwa savage at the Guineas world of more concert.He’s also a brand ambassador of Infinix mobile phone
His net worth is $20million according to Forbes list.
The Skelewu crooner is also a philanthropist He set up a veronica Adeleke Educational Scholarship program in 2016 He assisted many students with school fees while in Babcock
He also donated 18 million naira in 2018 to a Murtala Mohammed Airport staff, to help offset her medical bills.
Updated on May 9, 2020 at 2:46 PM and categorized under Gist and Lifestyle
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