Davido is the second son and last child of Dr Adedeji Adeleke, one of Nigeria’s richest men; his late mother, Vero Adeleke, was a university lecturer until her untimely death. David grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. In Lagos, David Adeleke attended the British International School. Before moving to Nigeria, Davido studied business administration at Oakwood University.
Davido became interested in music while attending Oakwood University. He purchased musical equipment and began making beats, as well as recording vocal references. He dropped out of Oakwood University after receiving poor grades and relocated to London, where he concentrated his efforts on vocals rather than production.
Davido was born David Adeleke on November 21, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia, to the wealthy Nigerian family of Dr. Adedeji Adeleke and his late mother Vero Adeleke. Davido’s father is the CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited and a co-founder of Adeleke University in Osun state.
He attended British International School in Lagos before moving to Alabama, US, at the age of 16, to study business administration at Oakwood University.
While at Oakwood, he purchased musical equipment and began producing beats. He also formed the music group KB International with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo.
Davido left Oakwood University to pursue music full-time and moved to London to work on his vocals.
His music career was put on hold after he returned to Nigeria in 2011 and agreed to honor his father by enrolling at Babcock University. Davido received a music degree from Babcock in July 2015, after his father paid the university to establish a music department for an inaugural class of one.
Davido made his global debut in October 2011 with the release of his hit single “Dami Duro,” produced by Shizzi. When Dami Duro’s video was released in January 2012, it quickly became the talk of the town, receiving massive airplay across Nigeria.
On July 17, 2012, the Dami Duro singer released his debut studio album, Omo Baba Olowo (Child of a Wealthy Person), through the HKN Music Record Label.
The album was filled with hit songs, and he gained more fans as a result. Since then, he has released countless singles, bringing him popularity, money, and international recognition.
OBO was executive produced by Davido, who collaborated with other producers such as Jay Sleek, Spellz, Maleek Berry, and others. It featured well-known artists such as Sina Rambo, Ice Prince, Kay Switch, B-Red, 2 Face, and Naeto C.
Davido released his second studio album, “A Good Time,” in 2019, and his third studio album, “A Better Time,” in 2020. Since its release in 2021, the album has received over 400 million streams on digital platforms.
Which record label is Davido signed to?
Davido is the current CEO and owner of Davido Music Worldwide, a record label he founded in 2016 after signing a deal with Sony Music Inc to distribute his music catalogs and songs on an international scale.
Relationships and Personal Life
Who is Davido dating?
David is currently engaged to his fiancée, Chioma Avril Rowland, who is the mother of his first son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, born in 2019. The two celebrity couples made their relationship public on April 24th, 2018, which also happened to be Chioma’s birthday.
In 2018, he also released a single called “Assurance,” which he dedicated to his then-girlfriend and now Fiancee and Babymama. Chioma also appeared in the official music video for the song Assurance.
In November 2022, Davido and Chioma lost their son, Ifeanyi, who drowned in a swimming pool at the singer’s house.
Before Dating Chioma Avril Rowland, the superstar singer has been involved with four other women, Sophia Momodu his first baby mama.
David and Sophia married in 2015, and Imade Adeleke was born during the course of their relationship.
Sophia Momodu is a well-known businesswoman.
His second mother is Amanda, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. They have a daughter named Hailey Adeleke.
According to reports, Ayotomide Labinjo dated Davido before he became a music superstar. Mitchell Anu Adeleke is their child.
Davido’s alleged 5th baby mama, Larissa Lorenco, made headlines in October 2020 when photos of her baby bump surfaced on the internet. She is rumored to be expecting a child for the singer.
Cars and Houses
The Assurance singer has two mansions in Lagos Nigeria, one of them is located in Lekki, Lagos, while his second mansion is located in Banana Island worth N800 millionaire.
And a getaway mansion in Georgia, USA. his car collection is dazzling with:
Rolls Royce Cullinan: The singer bought this 2019 model luxury car at the end of 2018 and the cost of the car is N350 million.
Bentley Bentayga: Davido spent roughly N112 million on this beautiful 2018 model but sadly he bashed his car in early 2019.
Range Rover Sport: This is another beautiful 2017 model SUV in his garage which cost him around N84 million.
Mercedes Benz G Class 450: In 2016 he purchased GLE 450 which is powered by a 3.0-liter bi-turbo V6 engine that delivers 362 horsepower. The price of the car is N50 million.
Porsche 911 Carrera: 911 is one of his favorite cars and it cost him an estimated N35 million.
Mercedes Benz G Wagon: This super-luxury SUV was purchased by Davido back in 2013 and the price of the car is N30 million.
Lamborghini Huracan: The singer bought this car in October 2020 and the cost of the supercar is N150 million.
Davido also owns many other cars including, Bentley Continental GT cost N95 million, Porsche Panamera Turbo S (N22.8 million), Range Rover SV Autobiography (N98 Million), Chevrolet Camaro (N9.4 million), Audi R8 (N23.4 million), Lamborghini Urus (N75 million), Audi Q7 (N12 million), and Toyota Land Cruiser (N30 million).
According to some reports, Davido also owns a Private Jet, becoming him the youngest Nigerian to own one. The Jet was purchased by his father and it cost around $62 million.
Music Awards and Recognitions
- 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
Apart from income coming from his music and album sales, Davido’s net worth over the years has been fortified by signing a Billion dollar worth of Endorsement deals.
- On April 6, 2012, Davido signed its first-ever biggest music deal with MTN Nigeria worth N30 million.
- On October 24, Davido also bagged a deal with Guinness Nigeria.
- While on the 9th of May, 2018, Davido signed another Endorsement deal with Infinix Mobile, a Hong Kong-based Smartphone company.
What is Davido Net Worth 2022 Forbes?
Davido’s net worth in 2022 is estimated at ₦8.2 billion, making him the second-richest musician in Nigeria as of the time of writing this article. Many people often wonder about the source of Davido’s wealth, while some links his wealth and fame to his billionaire father. However, Davido has strived to make fame for himself, despite coming from one of the wealthiest families in Nigeria.
His major source of wealth comes from the Digital sales of his hit songs, albums, sold-out shows, Youtube music videos, and Endorsement deals.
He also makes millions of dollars from his music videos as he is the only Nigerian artist with over 750 million Youtube video views.
Other sources of his wealth come from endorsement deals which include the likes of MTN, Guinness Nigeria, and Infinix mobile.
In December 2021, he and his manager in a now-deleted post revealed the artist made over $20 million dollars.