Famous Nigerian artist David Adeleke, aka Davido, has described how his wealthy father, Chief Adedeji Adeleke, paid him to finish his degree program. As a result, The Music Maverick Davido earned a second-class upper degree from Babcock University in Osun State’s music department.
The singer stated that after initially leaving school to concentrate on his music career, he was forced to return while appearing on the most recent episode of the +44 Amazon Music podcast. However, he said that his father had agreed to establish a top-notch studio and provide him money to shoot music videos on the weekends if he attended classes from Monday through Friday.
The musician claimed that despite first skipping school and even running away from home, he was ultimately compelled to return and finish schooling after his father cut him a sweet deal.
“My dad is just big on education. The first place I came to when I ran from home was London. From there, I came back to Nigeria, and my dad wanted me to go to school ask, so I was like, ‘What is in it for me?’.
“He [my dad] said if I go to school, he had a land not far; he will build me a studio. But I should go to school from Mondays to Fridays and on weekends, work in the studio. It was a world-class studio. He will give me money to shoot some videos.”
The “Unavailable” crooner, who recently released his Fourth studio album to considerable acclaim and glowing reviews, did just well going back to school while continuing to pursue his music career. Throughout a musical career spanning more than ten years, he has since received countless nominations and accolades.