Davido is an American-born Nigerian Musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His birth name is David Adedeji Adeleke born on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia the United. He later moved to Nigeria where he spent most of his childhood.
His parent are the late Mrs. Vero Adeleke, a professor while his father is Adedeji Adeleke, a Nigerian billionaire who is the founder and president of Adeleke University and the CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited.
Davido rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo in 2012.
He has won over twenty awards, he has worked with renowned artists such as Chris Brown and Drake.
Davido Quick Facts
- Name: David Adedeji Adeleke
- Date Of Birth: November 21st, 1992
- Country: Federal Republic of Nigeria
- Source of wealth: Music, endorsement
Net Worth: 8.5 Billion Naira (Source: Ghgossip)
Davido attended the British International School in Lagos and moved to the US where he studied Business Administration at Oakwood University before dropping out to become a musician.
In 2011, Davido returned to Nigeria where he paused his music career and enrolled at Babcock University as per his father’s request. He graduated from Babcock with a degree in music after his father paid the university to start a music department for an inaugural class of one student in 2015.
Davido Music Career
In 2011, he started working on his album Omo Baba Olowo, which consisted of a mixture of afro-beats and hip hop. In 2013, the album won Best R&B/Pop Album and received a nomination for Album of the Year at The Headies. At the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, the album was also nominated for Best Album of the Year.
In February 2013, Davido released “Gobe” which was ranked second on Premium Times’ list of the Top 10 songs of 2013. In August 2013 he released “Skelewu” which was ranked fifth on Premium Times’ list of the top 10 songs of 2013.
In June 2014, Davido collaborated with Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz, and Tiwa Savage on “Africa Rising”, a song that was used for DStv’s eponymous campaign to inspire Africans to partake in community-based social investment projects.
In 2017 he won Best African Act at the 2017 MOBO Awards. Davido won Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards, becoming the first African artist to receive his award on the main stage.
Davido Net worth
Davido net worth is estimated to be $16 million, he is among the richest musicians in Nigeria and among the richest musicians. His wealth is from music and endorsement projects such as the $78,296 (N30 million) MTN endorsement deal, Guinness Nigeria, and Infinix mobile. He also has a YouTube channel which has attracted over 663 million views since it was created.
How much Davido charge per show?
For local shows, Davido charges between N10-N40 million per show making him one of the highest-paid musicians in Nigeria.
Davido being one of the wealthiest artists in Africa has several assets in his name such as a private jet, he has an N70 million house in Lagos, several vacation houses in Nigeria, and Atlanta.
Davido has several cars in his name, his latest car is a Lamborghini Urus, estimated at $200,000. He also owns a Porsche, range rover, Honda, Rolls Royce Phantom, Mercedes Benz Sedan AMG, and Toyota Land Cruiser.
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