Most of the fans of both performers have been pitted against one another over time by the comparison, especially on social media. Although entertaining, the unwholesome comparisons include things like vocal, fame, riches, baby mamas, children, and responsibility. In this article, we discuss Davido’s biography, commonly known as David Adeleke. David Adedeji Adeleke, best known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian recording artist of American descent. He is also the creator and owner of the DMW record company. One of Nigeria’s most well-known musicians is Davido, a Nigerian who was born in America. He is the only musician in Nigeria who frequently receives comparisons to Ayodeji Balogun, better known by his stage name Wizkid.
Biography of Davido
Adedeji and Vero Adeleke welcomed Davido into the world on November 21, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia. His late mother was a university lecturer, while his father is a wealthy businessman from Nigeria. He went to Lagos’ British International School. Prior to moving to Nigeria, Davido attended Oakwood University to study business administration. Davido first became interested in music while attending Oakwood University. He purchased musical instruments and began to create rhythms in addition to recording vocal samples. When he began receiving poor marks, he left Oakwood University and moved to London, where he concentrated more of his work on vocals than on producing.
After deciding to enroll at Babcock University in order to honor his father, Davido’s music career was put on hold when he returned to Nigeria in 2011. Davido received a music degree from Babcock in July 2015 after his father financed the school to establish a music department for a single inaugural class.
Davido became well-known in 2011 with the release of “Dami Duro,” the second single off his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012). This album also contained the hits “Back When” with Naeto C, “Dami Duro,” “All of You,” “Overseas,” “Ekuro,” “Gbon Gbon,” and “Feel Alright” with Ice Prince. Then, Asa Asika served as his first manager.
Davido released the music videos for “Ekuro,” “Gbon Gbo,” and “Feel Alright” to promote the album. His ascent to fame, however, only occurred with the release of his second single, “Dami Duro,” which was a huge hit and provided him the fan base he required to ascend and become one of the most adored Nigerian Afro-pop singers.
Other singles by Davido include “Gobe,” “One of a Kind,” “Skelewu,” “Aye,” “Tchelete (Goodlife”),” “Naughty,” and “Owo Ni Koko.”
His second studio album was started early in 2013, and on February 25, 2013, he released “Gobe,” which was produced by Shizzi, as the album’s lead single. The second and third singles, “One of a Kind” and “Skelewu,” arrived shortly after “Gobe.”
T Spice’s “Aye,” the fourth single from the album, was released on February 2, 2014, and Clarence Peters’ “Aye” video followed a few days later.
Later, on April 30, 2014, Davido’s HKN Music released “Tchelete (Goodlife),” the fifth song from the upcoming album, which features the South African group Mafikizolo.
The long-awaited duet between Davido and Meek Mill, titled “Fans Mi,” was released in June 2015 after the Nigerian rapper made his plans to work with Rick Ross and Meek Mill public.
Davido revealed on Twitter in January 2016 that he has secured a record deal with Sony Music. Reactions to his announcement were conflicting. To confirm the agreement, the record label released a press release. Davido created the Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label a few months after signing with Sony. At the moment, the label has contracts with Dremo and Mayorkun.
Davido and Sony’s RCA Records inked a record deal in July 2016. In October 2016, he released the five-track EP Son of Mercy, which was followed by the singles “Coolest Kid in Africa,” “How Long,” and “Gbagbe Oshi.” Simi, Tinashe, and Nasty C make appearances on the EP as guests. In April 2017, Davido confessed to Pulse Nigeria that problems with creative autonomy led him to renegotiate his contract with Sony. After revising his contract, he released five songs in 2017, including “If” and “Fall.” The latter became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history, while the former attracted global social media engagement.
Davido has won multiple awards, including two BETs, a Kora, a Channel O, a Ghana Music, a Nigeria Music Video, two MTV Africa Music, two African Muzik Magazine, five The Headies, seven Nigeria Entertainment, and two Dynamix All Youth. Additionally, he was nominated for more than 50 awards, however in the categories mentioned, other musicians won.
Davido and MTN agreed to a 30-million-pound endorsement contract on April 6, 2012. The agreement made him the face of MTN Pulse, a marketing initiative for young people in Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria signed Davido to an endorsement contract on October 24, 2013. As part of the agreement, P-Square, D’banj, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Olamide, Phyno, Chidinma, Waje, and Tiwa Savage were among the artists who joined Davido onstage at the Guinness World of More Concert. On May 9, 2018, Davido struck an endorsement agreement with Hong Kong-based smartphone maker Infinix Mobile.
Davido’s Net Worth
One of the wealthiest musicians in Nigeria and Africa, Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, label owner, and recording artist who was born in the United States. His estimated net worth is $16 million. As of 2021, Davido’s postings are each worth $128,000 (N52.672 million). Only Mohammed Salah is wealthier than Davido, who is ranked #2 on the list of richest Africans on Instagram. The 53rd-richest Instagram celebrity worldwide is Davido. For the third year in a row, he is listed as the richest Instagram star in Nigeria.
Two of Davido’s daughters. Aurora Imade Adeleke, the first child, was born on May 14, 2015. Sophie Momodu is her mother. Hailey Veronica Adeleke is his second child. Amanda, who was born on May 9, 2017, in the United States, is her mother. Davido is also engaged to Chioma Avril Rowland, his pregnant high school sweetheart.
Is Davido Married?
No, according to rumors, Davido and Chioma Avril Rowland, his longtime girlfriend, were set to get married. However, the couple parted out over Chioma’s alleged “accidental” domestic abuse of Davido. Davido, however, acknowledged that they had broken up when he was photographed travelling with a new woman. On September 12, 2019, Davido asked Chioma to marry him. The proposal later went viral. They both appeared to have clearly moved on, indicating that Chioma has been diminished to one of Davido’s baby moms.