In a fascinating revelation, Nigerian Afrobeats sensation, David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, shared an interesting story about how he connected his billionaire father, Chief Adedeji Adeleke, to the World Bank President.
The intriguing incident came to light during an interview with Real 92.3 FM, Atlanta, where Davido shared that his father had been trying to establish contact with the World Bank President, despite his extensive network, without success. It was Davido, leveraging his global music influence, who made the connection.
In what he referred to as one of the most defining moments of his life, the ‘FEM’ singer narrated the encounter: “He (World Bank President) sees me in a hotel and was like, ‘Davido, I enjoyed your performance. I’m the President of the World Bank.’” Recognizing the opportunity, Davido quickly connected his father with the World Bank President.
This incident serves as a testament to the influence of Davido in realms beyond music, highlighting the reach of Afrobeats and its ability to open doors in high places. It further solidifies the artist’s standing not only as a globally recognized musician but also as a formidable connector of people in different sectors.