if you say that Davido is the most popular Nigerian and African performer of 2017, you won’t be lying. He’s had a great year, with back-to-back wins, a world tour, and most recently, the MTV EMA for best African performer.
He’s been in the public eye for so long that you’d think there would be nothing new to learn about him.
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Here are 10 Facts You Need To Know About Davido:
1.Mother – Veronica Adeleke
Her name was Veronica Adeleke and she died in March 2003 at the age of 10. Davido was 10 at the time. She was a teacher at Babcock University, and Davido says she made him want to be a good entertainer.
2.Father – Elder Deji Adeleke
Deji Adeleke Davido’s father is a businessman and a Christian Elder who invests a lot of money in businesses and businesses again and again. As the founder of Adeleke University in Osun State, he has a net worth that is thought to be around $700 million. Eight years after his first wife died, he married Adepeju Margaret Adeleke. However, the marriage has now come to an end after he filed for divorce in 2014.
Senator Davido’s grandfather was a senator in the Second Republic. In April 2017, his uncle, Isiaka Adeleke, died. He was the first Civilian Governor of Osun State and served as a Senator until he died in April of 2017. Other than his father, his other uncle is a professor, politician, and senator for the Osun-West district. Ademola Adeleke is also a senator. He was chosen to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his older brother. “Sina Rambo” Adeleke and “B-Red” Adeleke are his children.
Sophie Momodu and Amanda, who he had a brief relationship with, are the mothers of two babies. They have two daughters. The name of his son is David Adedeji Ifeanyi Adeleke Jnr, that he had with Chioma Avril Roland.
Before he moved to the United States to study Business Administration at Oakwood University in Alabama, Davido went to the British International School, where he learned English. As a result of his love for music, his grades went down, so he dropped out of school and moved to London to improve his musical skills. In 2011, he went back to Nigeria, where his father told him to go back to school. Adeleke, the older of the two Adelekes, agreed to help start a music department at Babcock University. Davido was the first (part-time) student. It was in 2015 that he got a diploma that said “second class upper.”
6.Early Music Career
The first time he went to Oakwood University, he became interested in music. As a back-up singer for a rising rapper in the United States, he got his start. It was called KB international, and B Red was a part of that.
With Naeto C, his first single “Back When” came out in 2011 and made him famous. This made him a big star. For the song, he is said to have paid Naeto C N1 million to be on the cover.
Davido is a well-known singer. Since the release of his second single, Dami Duro, he’s been putting out a lot of jewels. Few people know that he also makes records. He has written songs with Naeto C, Skales, Tiwa Savage, Sauce Kid, and more people who have worked with him on them.
In 2011, he came very close to being signed to Dbanj’s DB recordings. Dbanj said that he had given Davido a Rolex wristwatch as a gift, so he could sign him. Davido’s father said that his son should go to school.
The Nigerian music singer now has more than 13 million followers on Instagram, making him the first Nigerian musician to have so many followers on Instagram.
First, he was the first person from Africa to accept a BET award live on stage in June 2018.