Davido’s Biography: Age, Siblings, Children and Journey to Fame

Photo of Davido performing on stage (CR – Brad Barket)

Who is Davido?

Davido is a Nigerian singer, record producer and businessman. His real name is David Adedeji Adeleke and he was born on November 21, 1992.

Davido is currently 29 years old, as of the time of publishing this post.

Being born in the United States earned Davido dual citizenship. Technically, he is both Nigerian and American.

Davido’s Wiki Data and Profile

Full NameDavid Adedeji Adeleke
Stage NameDavido
NicknameOBO
Date of BirthNovember 21, 1992
Age29 years old (as of 2021)
Place of BirthAtlanta, Georgia, United States
State Of OriginOsun State
NationalityNigerian-American
ParentsAdedeji Adeleke (father) and Veronica Adeleke (mother -late)
Height5″6
OccupationSinger, record producer, businessman
Net Worth$32 million

Davido’s childhood

Davido was born on the 21st day of November in the year 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia’s capital and most populous city.

The singer’s father, Adedeji Adeleke, is a well-known Nigerian billionaire reportedly worth close to $900 million. His mother, Veronica Adeleke was a university lecturer who died on March 6, 2003.

Davido’s siblings

Davido has a total of four siblings (two brothers and two sisters). He is the youngest of his father’s five children.

List of Davido’s siblings:

  • Adewale Adeleke (brother)
  • Sharon Adeleke-Ademefun (sister)
  • Ashley Coco Adeleke-Adaji (sister)
  • Unknown (brother)
Davido pictured with his siblings

Davido’s education and the schools he attended

Davido had his secondary school education at the British International School (BIS) located in Oniru Private Estate, Victoria Island.

At the age of 16, he moved back to the United States to attend college. He enrolled at Oakwood University in Alabama with Business Administration as his course of study.

Dropping out of school

Davido has already started manifesting his passion for music while at Oakwood. He would bring musical equipment to school and would abandon his classwork to focus on making beats.

He collaborated with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo who also attended the same school and together they formed a band called KB International.

Eventually, not being able to effectively combine school work and music, Davido dropped out of the university. According to reports, his father was totally upset with this move.

Relocating to London

Davido relocated briefly to London shortly after dropping out of Oakwood University. While in London, he took voice lessons and engaged in other activities that would help him master the art of music.

Moving back to Nigeria

Davido moved back to Nigeria in 2011 to fully establish his music career. His first studio album “Omo Baba Olowo” which he began working on since 2011 was released on July 17, 2012.

While his music career appeared set for an instant take-off, thanks to the availability of funds to afford massive promotional campaigns and buy guest appearances from some of Nigeria’s biggest acts of the time including Naeto C, Ice Prince and 2Face Idibia, Davido’s father still maintained the singer became a graduate.

After much pressure, Davido bowed down. To please him, his father funded Nigeria’s Babcock University to create their first-ever Music Department that would admit Davido.

Davido finally graduated from Babcock in 2015, by which time he has already become one of Nigeria’s biggest young acts.

Even though Davido’s first album “Omo Baba Olowo” was negatively reviewed by music critics and rated 1 star by many who criticized both the songs’ lyrical content and delivery, it achieved success in charts.

The album won Best R&B/Pop Album at the 2013 Headies and even received a nomination for Album of the Year.

Davido’s marriage, wife and children

Davido is not married, as of the time publishing this post. However, the singer has been linked with several women and boasts of five baby mamas, the most by any other Nigerian artiste of his age.

Davido was previously engaged to Lagos-based chef, Chioma Avril Rowland whom he shares a son with. However, their relationship hit the rocks in 2020 following reports that the singer has started an affair with another woman – an Instagram model named Mya Yafai.

Davido’s children

Davido has a total of 5 children from five different women.

List of Davido’s Children and their mothers

ChildGenderMother
1Aurora Imade AdelekeDaughterSophia Momodu
2Hailey AdelekeDaughterAmanda (Laplubelle)
3Ifeanyi AdelekeSonChioma Avril Rowland
4Mitchell Anu AdelekeDaughterAyotomide Labinjo
5UnknownDaughterLarissa Lorenco

Davido’s Net Worth

As of 2021, Nigerian singer Davido is reportedly worth around $32 million, making him one of Nigeria’s richest musicians.

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