Davido Basic Information
|David Adedeji Adeleke
|Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|November 21, 1992 (31 Years Old
|Place of Birth:
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States
|Engaged (Chioma Rowland)
David Adedeji Adeleke, professionally called, Davido, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known for the hit songs “Fall,” “If,” “Fia,” “Fem,” and more. Davido’s music blends elements of traditional Afro-pop with mainstream music. He is one of Africa’s most prominent musicians and has helped make Afrobeats global.
Since making his debut on the Nigerian music scene in 2011, Davido has risen to be one of Nigeria and Africa’s biggest successes. He is one of the continent’s highest-paid artists and also one of the highest-selling musicians out of Nigeria and the African continent. Forbes once estimated his worth to be around $18 million. That was many years back. Davido has since sold out London’s O2 Arena multiple times and several other prominent venues worldwide. He has performed at the world’s biggest festivals and sold-out concerts worldwide. Davido has also earned a fortune from his endorsements with the world’s biggest brands, including Pepsi, Puma, MTN, Infinix, and more.
Davido’s father is a Nigerian billionaire and successful businessman, Adedeji Adeleke. He is the president of Adeleke University and CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited. His mother is the late Vero Adeleke. She was a university lecturer. She died on March 6, 2003. Davido is the youngest of his parent’s five children and the second son. After he dropped out of Oakwood University to pursue a career in music, Davido’s father paid to start a music department at Babcock University for an inaugural class of one so that he would get a degree. David paused his music career to honor his father’s wishes and get a degree.
Davido is the youngest of four siblings and the second-born son of his parents. His siblings are Adewale Adeleke, Sharon Adeleke, and Ashley Coco. Davido’s siblings all hold senior positions in their father’s company, Pacific Holdings.
While living in Nigeria, Davido attended the British International School in Lagos. He moved back to the US at 16 to study Business Administration at Oakwood University in Alabama. While in Oakwood, David started his music career. He bought music equipment and began making beats. He teamed up with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo and formed the music act KB International.
Later on, David dropped out of Oakwood University to pursue music fully. He moved to London, where he worked on his vocals. He did this without his father’s knowledge. David was intercepted by his father and brought back to Nigeria. In 2011, after his return to Nigeria, Davido paused his music career to earn a degree in music from Babcock University. He did this to honor his father’s wishes (who had paid to have a music department installed for an inaugural class of one).
Davido is the father of four children, three of which were with three different women, Sophia Momodu, Amanda, and his fiancée Chioma Avril Rowland. His children include Imade Adeleke, Hailey Veronica Adeleke, and David Adeleke Jr. His fourth child is rumored to be with a second son with a woman in the UK.
On October 31st, 2022, social media was flooded with news of the death of Davido’s son, David Adeleke Jr., popularly called Ifeanyi. It was the son he shared with fiancée Chioma Rowland. Reports revealed that the three-year-old had drowned in the family’s pool at the musician’s wealthy Banana Island residence in Lagos, Nigeria. Eight members of the singer’s staff, including the nanny and the housekeeper, were questioned by the police. According to reports, one had initially gone to report the drowning. Two out of the eight were detained, while six were free to leave after being questioned by the Police.
Davido and his fiancée Chioma Avril Rowland are currently together after having a rocky relationship in the eyes of the public. According to reports, the couple had known each other for some time before going public with their relationship in 2017. Chioma was in the University when they started seeing each other. Chioma was featured in some of David’s music videos, including the fan favorite “Assurance.” She also inspired some of his hits.
Years into their relationship, David proposed to her. The couple also welcomed their child, Ifeanyi. In mid-2020, the couple parted ways after their engagement. Details of their separation were not made public. They were spotted again in October 2021 at their son’s birthday celebration. Reports revealed that their engagement was back on. After their son’s third birthday in late October, they suffered the heartbreak of his passing after he drowned in their family pool.
Davido is a lover of cars. He owns a 2022 Mercedes Benz Maybach SUV, 2021 Lamborghini Aventador, 2021 Rolls Royce Cullinan, Lamborghini Huracan, 2018 Bentley Bentayga, and more.
Davido has lived in Lagos’ most expensive neighborhoods. He owns two houses in Lekki, Lagos. After building a house in the city’s most expensive neighborhood, Banana Island, Davido shared the news on social media. The house reportedly cost $1.5 million.
Through the years, Davido’s booking price has increased. As of 2022, it costs between $100- 200,000 to book him for a performance. You would also include a private jet for the star to travel.