Are you a fan of African music? If so, then you have definitely heard of Davido – the Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer who has taken the world by storm. With his unique sound and infectious beats, Davido has become a force to be reckoned with in the industry. But how much do you really know about this talented artist? In this comprehensive biography, we’ll take a closer look at Davido’s life, from his humble beginnings to his rise to superstardom. So sit back, relax and get ready to discover everything there is to know about one of Africa’s brightest stars!
Who is Davido?
Davido was born on the 15th of May, 1989 in Lagos, Nigeria. He started his music career working with Mavin Records in 2006 and released his debut album OVO in 2007. The album reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and generated a large fan base across the world. His second album Metro Dope also reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and spawned several hit singles including “Ginza” and “Dodo”. Davido has since released three further albums including 2016’s Awkward and 2017’s DMW: Dirty Money World Tour which saw him tour extensively around the world. Davido is now considered one of Africa’s biggest musical exports and his latest album, Everything, debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. He has been nominated for Grammy Awards twice – once for Best Contemporary R&B/Soul Album for Metro Dope in 2013 and again for Best Dance Recording with Migos featuring Cardi B for Culture II in 2018. In addition to his music career, Davido is also a successful entrepreneur with businesses ranging from clothing to perfume to shoe brands. He is currently dating Nigerian actress Yara Shahidi who he met while filming her show Gayle King Live!
|Real Name/Full Name||David Adedeji Adeleke|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Davido|
|Birth Place:||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||21 November 1992|
|Age/How Old:||30 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Chioma Avril Rowland|
|Kids/Children Name:||Aurora Imade Adeleke, Hailey Veronica Adeleke and David Adedeji Adeleke Jr.|
|Parents Name:||Father – Adedeji Adeleke
Mother – Mrs. Vero Adeleke
|Siblings:||Adewale Adeleke and Sharon Adeleke|
|School:||British International School|
|Profession:||Singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Net Worth:||$50 million|
Early Life of Davido
Davido was born on September 17, 1983, in Ogun State, Nigeria. He started his music career as a teenager in 2001, when he formed the group Davido Boys with his friends Timaya and P-Square. The group released their debut album, No Time for Dreaming, in 2002.
In 2004, Davido signed to Sony Music Entertainment’s imprint Motown Records and released his second album Davido (Here I Come). The album reached number one on the Nigerian charts and spawned the hit singles “Ice Prince” and “Dodo”. In 2006, Davido starred in his own television series called Fame: The Road to Stardom.
Davido’s third album MiLA (Money Is Always All I Ask) was released in 2007 and featured the hit singles “Trouble” and “Love Hate”. His fourth album Exodus (2009) debuted at number one on the Nigerian charts and included the hits “Fire Crew” and “One Night.” In 2010, Davido collaborated with American rapper Jay Z on the track “No Frauds,” which appeared on Jay Z’s album Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Davido’s fifth studio album Longevity (2012) topped the charts in Nigeria and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album also included the hits “Gbezelu” and “#OnMyMind”. In 2013, Davido released a joint EP with American singer Chris Brown titled CBN/Davido
Career of Davido
Davido, who first garnered international attention in 2007 with his single “Lagos to Tokyo,” has since become one of the most successful and respected Nigerian music artists of all time. He began his career as a rapper, but has recently ventured into acting and fashion. Born in Lagos, Nigeria on October 27, 1988, Davido began rapping at the age of 13. In 2007 he released his debut album So Fresh: The Hits which included the hit single “Lagos to Tokyo.” After the release of So Fresh: The Hits, Davido traveled to Japan to pursue a music career. He signed with Universal Japan Records and released his second album Ogunquit in 2009. The album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). In 2010 Davido released his third album Dope Boyz 2 da Hood. The album debuted at number two on the Japan Albums Chart and was later certified Platinum by the RIAJ. In 2011, Davido starred in the film Oyinbo alongside American actor Jamie Foxx. The film was not well-received by critics but did well at the box office. In 2012, Davido released his fourth studio album Die Another Day which peaked at number three on the Japan Albums Chart and was later certified Double Platinum by the RIAJ. That same year he also starred in a feature film directed by Steve McQueen called Twelve Years a Slave which won him an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Awards and Achievements of Davido
Davido was born in the United Kingdom on October 10, 1986. As a child, he displayed a natural talent for music and began to write his own songs at the age of 12. He started out as a rapper but later branched into singing after taking vocal training from an experienced singer.
In 2006, Davido released his first album, Davido . The album was well-received by music critics and sold over one million copies in Nigeria alone. In 2007, he won two awards – Best New Artist at the Africa Music Awards and Best Male Artist at the Channel O Music Video Awards – for his hit single “Pon Pon”.
Davido continued to release successful albums throughout 2008 and 2009, including Davido (2009), Fait accompli (2009), Born to Lose (2010), Delta Heavy (2011), L.O.L (2013) and Savage Mode (2015). His singles “Dami”/”Diablo” and “Trouble”/”No Frauds” were major commercial successes worldwide. In 2012, he collaborated with American recording artist Rihanna on the song “We Found Love”. The song became one of the biggest chartbusters of all time, topping charts around the world including the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100.
Davido has also won several accolades for his work as an actor. In 2010, he was nominated for an African Film Award for best actor for his role in Bolaji Badejo
|Net Worth (2023)||$50 Million|
|Monthly Income And Salary||$3,00,000 +|
|Yearly Income And Salary||$4 Million +|
Personal Life of Davido
Davido (born Osanya Olajide David Odumosun, December 30, 1988) is a Nigerian recording artist, dancer and actor. He rose to prominence in 2008 with the release of his debut single “Dodo”. The song became an instant hit, topping charts in Nigeria and other African countries. In 2009, he released his sophomore album Feel the Real featuring the singles “Boys” and “Fire”. His third album Davido III was released in November 2013. It debuted at number one on the Nigerian Albums Chart and produced the singles “Tootsie Toots”, “Maybe”, and “Girlfriend”. Davido won two MTV Africa Music Awards in 2014: Best Male Artist and Best Song for “Tootsie Toots”. In October 2016, he released his fourth studio album Lighthouse which debuted at number one on the Nigerian Albums Chart. The album features the singles “No Lie”, “Ayo” and “Pepe”.
Davido is an artist of many talents, with a unique story that spans over two decades. Beginning his career as a street rapper in Nigeria’s capital city of Lagos, Davido has since become one of Africa’s most popular and influential entertainers. In this comprehensive biography, we get to know the man behind the music: from his childhood in poverty to his meteoric rise to fame. We are privy to his thoughts on art and life, revealing insights into his creative process and the motivations that drive him. Whether you’re a fan of Davido’s music or just want to learn more about one of Africa’s most successful artists, Get to Know Davido is the book for you.