Who is Davido?
David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is a Nigerian singer, performing artist and record producer.
Davido was born to Nigerian parents Adedeji and Veronica Adeleke on November 21, 1992, in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He studied Business Administration at Oakwood University but dropped out to focus solely on making music.
Full data profile of Davido Adeleke aka Davido
|David Adedeji Adeleke
|28 years old
|State of origin
|Adedeji and Veronica Adeleke
|Singer, performing artist,
music producer, songwriter
Davido: Music Career
Davido started out as a producer, making beats for both growing and fully established artists, but he eventually started recording his own songs. His decision to drop out of school was met with anger from his parents but the massive success of his debut album “Omo Baba Olowo” – released in 2012 – “proved he made the right call”.
Davido was shot into the limelight following the success of his smash hit —Dami Duro. The song topped charts in Nigeria and across the African continent and was nominated for several awards including Best Pop Single and Song Of The Year at the 2012 Headies.
Davido: Personal Life
Davido has three children – 2 girls and a boy – from three different baby mamas. Davido’s first daughter, Imade Adeleke, whose mother is Sophia Momodu, is five years old while his second girl, Hailey Veronica Adeleke recently turned three.
Davido and longtime girlfriend Chioma Avril Rowland welcomed a baby boy in 2019. They named him David Ifeanyi Adeleke.
Davido and Chioma
Davido has been in a committed relationship with Chioma Avril Rowland, popularly known on social media as Chioma or Chef Chi. The couple have been together for about five years. In 2019, while on a dinner date, Davido proposed to Chioma, but the pair are yet to be married.
Updated net worth of Davido – 2020
Based on most recent data, Davido’s current net worth is estimated to be $23 million, making him one of the richest performing artists in Africa.
In 2016, entertainment giant Sony Music Entertainment signed Davido onto their label. The deal represents one of the biggest ever by a Nigerian recording artist. Davido also owns a personal record label—DMW (Davido Music Worldwide), with artists like Mayorkun and Peruzzi under his wing.
Davido’s juicy endorsement deals with big brands like telecommunication giant MTN, smartphone makers Infinix, Guinness Nigeria, Close Up, Travelbeta, among many others, contribute for a sizable part of his net worth.
Davido’s other sources of income include his album sales, online music streams and sold-out tours and concerts.