NIGERIAN MUSICIAN DAVID ADEDEJI ADELEKE BIOGRAPHY
On November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia, David Adedeji Adeleke was born. Adedeji Adeleke, his father, is a business entrepreneur, and Vero Adeleke, his mother, is a university lecturer. David Adeleke (Davido) is the second-born son of his father and the youngest of five siblings. He went to the British International School in Lagos, Nigeria, before returning to the United States to study business management at Oakwood University in Alabama when he was 16. He eventually decided to follow his father’s advise and return to school. In 2011, he began studying music at Babcock University, graduating in 2015. His father had funded the establishment of a music department at the university, with only one student in the first class.
On the 7th of May 2011, Davido released his official debut single, “Back When”. Naeto C, a rapper, contributed to the song’s popularity in the business by lending his voice to it. The song was written in London and produced by Davido, with the music video shot in Nigeria by Clarence Peters. During this time, he was signed to Adewale Adeleke’s HKN Records, which he owns. “Omo Baba Olowo”, Davido’s first studio album, was released in 2011 and included the tracks Dami Duro, Ekuro, Overseas, and Back When. Maleek Berry, Spellz, Shina Rambo, 2baba, Jay Sleek, GospelOnDeBeatz, Naeto C, B-Red, Kayswitch, and Shizziwere among the artists and producers who collaborated on the album, which was a commercial success. The album was also named Best R&B/Pop Album at The Headies 2013, where it was nominated for Album Of The Year.
The successful tracks Gobe, One Of A Kind, and Skelewu were released in 2013 by Davido in collaboration with his friend and producer Shizzi. “Skelewu” was a worldwide sensation because it popularized a distinct dance style that lasted several years. For the single, Davido filmed two music videos. Sesan directed the first, while Moe Musa directed the second, which was shot in London. Davido’s song, “Aye”, was released on February 1st, 2014, and it grabbed the music business by storm. Clarence Peters directed the music video, which came out six days later. He released the single “If” on February 17th, 2017 to positive reviews. The song won Best Pop Single and Song Of The Year at the 2018 Headies.
On the 2nd of June 2017, four months later, Davido released the international smash, “Fall”. On the 10th of November 2017, a few days before his 25th birthday, he released the single “FIA”. The song was written by Fresh VDM and directed by Clarence Peters. On the 30th of April 2018, he released “Assurance” to commemorate the 23rd birthday of his partner, Chioma Avril Rowland. He dropped top-charting songs “Blow My Mind” and “Risky” before releasing his second studio album, “A Good Time”, on November 22nd, 2019. On the former, he worked with Chris Brown, while on the latter, he collaborated with Popcaan, a dancehall performer.
On November 13th, 2020, he released his third studio album, “A Better Time”, to the delight of his fans. Ckay, Mayorkun, Bella Shmurda, Lil Baby, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, and Chris Brown are among the artists who have collaborated on the track. The album received 213.2 million streams by December 2020. He released the song “Fem” on the 10th of September 2020, prior to the release of the project. The music video was directed by Dammy Twitch.
Davido Music Worldwide, Davido’s record label, was founded in 2016. Soon after signing with Sony Music, he launched it. The label’s imprint attracted a number of renowned musicians. Teli, Peruzzi, Mayorkun, Dremo, and a handful of others are among them.
Davido is regarded as one of Nigeria’s top three richest musicians. The 30 Billion Gang is led by him. Davido is a philanthropist and the owner of a private plane. Davido is a self-made Billionaire despite coming from an affluent family. In addition, he is one of the country’s most powerful brand influencers. Infinix Mobile, 1xBet, Martell, and Munch It have all appointed him as a brand ambassador. He’s also a former MTN brand ambassador.
Chioma Avril Rowland was Davido’s fling.Aurora Imade, Hailey Veronica, and Ifeanyi David Adedeji Adeleke are Davido’s three children from three different mothers.
Davido has a net worth of $19 million.
Davido has received numerous accolades, nominations, and awards, including the following:
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
Below are some of Davido songs & Albums;
Son Of Mercy (album)
Omo Baba Olowo (album)
A Good Time (Album)
A Better Time (Album)
Owo ni koko
Blow My Mind
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