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Dave’s Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Dave or Santan Dave|
|Real Name:||David Orobosa Omoregie|
|Occupation:||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor, Poet|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||5 June 1998 (25) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Brixton, London, England|
|Education:||St. Marks Academy|
Richmond upon Thames College
David Orobosa Omoregie, born on June 5, 1998, is a British rapper, musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is also known by the stage names Santan Dave and just Dave. Dave has become well-known for his wit and lyrics that are socially sensitive. Following the release of a number of hit songs, including the grime song “Thiago Silva” with AJ Tracey, Dave published his debut extended play Six Paths in 2016. On OVO Sound Radio that same year, Canadian rapper Drake debuted a remix single of Dave’s song “Wanna Know” with himself on it. In 2017, Dave issued his second EP, titled Game Over.
He received criticism for the British Government in his political song “Question Time,” which won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song in 2018. Dave’s debut album, Psychodrama, received a lot of positive reviews from critics and debuted at the top of the UK Albums Chart with the most streaming in the first week of any UK rap album. At the 2020 Brit Awards, it went on to win Album of the Year and the Mercury Prize. He made his acting debut in the Netflix series Top Boy’s third season, which debuted in September 2019.
Dave’s estimated net worth as of October 2022 is about $3 Million. Dave earns a sizable sum of money through touring and selling merchandise in addition to large song streaming and amazing record sales. His income is also boosted through brand partnerships.
After spending time with pals at the Scotch of St James nightclub in London for an awards event afterparty, Dave was seen posting pictures with a woman by the name of Eva. Even though Eva turned out to be one of Dave’s acquaintances and not his girlfriend, rumors of a second relationship began to circulate just a few months later.
In April 2020, Dave posted a few pictures of a woman he purportedly called Besmira on his Instagram stories and wished her a happy birthday. Fast-moving rumors surfaced that “Besmira” was Dave’s girlfriend, but the “Leslie” rapper has never acknowledged the rumors.
More recently, many believe that Dave is making a reference to his ex-girlfriend “Besmira” in his new song “Survivor’s Guilt” from his album “We’re All Alone In This Together.” “I fell in love with an Albanian, I know it’s crazy / We’re not together, ‘cuz her family would hold us back,” Dave raps.
After Dave praised his mother and brother Christopher Omoregie during his acceptance speech for “Best Album” at the 2019 Mercury Awards, fans started to wonder what he was talking about. He had expressed his gratitude for their assistance during the early stages of his profession.
Christopher, his brother, served as a major creative influence on the Mercury Prize-winning record “Psychodrama.” He made an appearance on the album’s last tune, “Drama,” while being incarcerated. He can also be heard talking back and forth on the phone with Dave. He dedicated the medal to his brother and the prisoners throughout his remarks as well.
To Nigerian parents of the Edo ethnic group, Dave was born in the South London neighborhood of Brixton. Frank Omoregie, his father, is a pastor, and Juliet Doris Omoregie is a nurse. Benjamin, who is eight years older than him, and Christopher, who is five years older than him, are his two elder brothers. Due to visa complications, Dave’s father was deported to Nigeria when Dave was only a few months old.
He had thought he was traveling on a missionary visa but was actually on a visitor’s visa. Due to her own fear of being deported, Dave’s mother was forced to flee with his brothers. She and Dave weren’t reunited with each other for three months. The family was eventually made homeless and forced to live on buses in South London for a while. At the age of 7, Dave relocated from nearby Brixton to Streatham in South London.
Dave is signed to Warner Chappell Music. The American music publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, Inc. is a division of the Warner Music Group. More than 1.4 million pieces and 65,000 composers are represented in the Warner Chappell Music portfolio, which has offices worldwide.