Davido’s Full Biography & Net Worth

David Adedeji Adeleke famously known as Davido is an awesome Nigerian songwriter and singer that currently has a large fan base all over the world. Rising to fame after releasing his second single, the success story of this songster is one interesting piece that people look forward to knowing. The contemporary artist and record producer is now amongst the most influential artists in Africa.

Early Life of the Artist;

The rich Nigerian artist, David Adedeji Adeleke hails Osun State, Nigeria, but was born in Georgia (Atlanta) to Vero and Adedeji Adeleke. He was born on the 21st of November, in 1992, and the artist is the youngest amongst five siblings and the second son of his father. The father of the singer is a business magnate and his mother a professor in one of the colleges in Nigeria.

Davido attended the British International School in Lagos State, Nigeria, and left for Alabama in the United States at the age of sixteen. Pursuing his studies at Oakwood University, the artist studied Business Administration. While at Oakwood, the artist invested in some musical equipment and started making some great sounds.

Working with Shina Rambo and B-Red his cousins, they formed the KB International music art. In a bid to fully pursue his musical career, Davido dropped studying at Oakwood University and then moved to London.

While in London, the songster worked greatly on his vocals and later returned to Nigeria. On getting to Nigeria, the singer had to enroll at Babcock University in 2011. The artist had to give in to his father’s request to further his studies and he graduated with a degree in music four years after.

Davido’s Career;

After working on his vocals while in London, the artist returned to Lagos, Nigeria, and soon released “Back When,” his debut single that received excellent attention due to its clubby production mix. The Afro-pop rhythmic sounds and the high-energy vocals in that song were appreciated by lots of people.

Not only the sound but the video of this song handled by the music producer Clearance Peters was an excellent one that was also uploaded on YouTube. In recent times, we’ve found that video to persevere the Nigeria Music Industry traditional style.

No sooner had the artist dropped the first single, did his second debut single “Dami Duro” emerged. Then, Davido dropped his album, “Omo Baba Olowo,” alongside various hit singles in 2012. Soon, the songwriter garnered many fans, as these songs were amongst the top songs played in town during that season.

Then came a plethora of other tracks in the few years after that excited many fans with top hits like “Aye,” “Gobe,” “Pere,” “Naughty,” “Skelewu,” “Owo Ni Koko,” and many others. There were awesome collaborations with artists like Young Thug and Meek Mill. A huge leap was his signed endorsement with MTN Nigeria, which was reportedly worth 30 million Naira.

The MTN deal with Davido stated that he would appear as the face of “MTN Pulse” for the marketing campaign. Then, he had the opportunity to be part of the “Guinness World of More” on the 23rd of October back then in 2013. This concert involved other artists like Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Phyno, Olamide, Waje, and Chidimma.

The artist blends the cultural African sound element with a global pop feature in creating unique songs. He has worked with various other celebrities including international stars like Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj. Collaborating with Tiwa Savage, Mi Casa, Diamond Platnumz, Lola Rae, and Sarkodie in 2014, the artist worked on the song “Africa Rising,” recorded in Callback Dreams (a South African record production house.

DSTV utilized this song for the community-based activity of inspiring Africans to partake in the social investment projects. Davido founded the “Davido Music Worldwide” and later, the artist also signed off a deal with Sony Music. The artist’s EP of five tracks, which he referred to as “Son of Mercy” was released in 2016. There were guest appearances in this album, as we found the artist like Nasty C, Simi, and Tinashe.

Releasing “If” in 2017, produced by Tekno, the artist became more famous and the song won the 2018 Song of the Year and Best Pop Single at The Headies. Then, he further released the song “Fall” on the 2nd of June that same year. Davido’s – Fall ranked the top 100 “most shazam searched singles” in the United State later on in 2019.

Then in November 2017, Davido also released the Fresh VDM produced song “Fia” after the saga of the death of his friend Tagbo Umenike. Performing most of his hit songs at the O2 Brixton Academy “sold out” venue in February 2018, the artist thrilled many of his fans.

Other awesome songs of the artist include “Risky,” “Blow My Mind,” “A Good Time,” and the thrilling sound, “A Better Time.” The 2019 hit from the artist “Blow My Mind,” was assisted by the star Chris Brown.

Net Worth, Nominations, and Awards;

Davido was reportedly worth $10 million in 2020, and we notice the adventurous and luxurious life the artist lives. He won 29 awards out of the 74 nominations in December 2014. Some top ones include:

  • The BET Award
  • Two MTV Africa Music Awards
  • Ghana Music Award
  • Kora Award
  • Nigerian Music Video Award
  • Two Dynamix All Youth Awards

Kindly note that the songster won the 2017 Best Africa Act at the MOBO Awards and the BET Awards 2018 Best International Act.


The awesome Nigerian singer Davido is also a great songwriter and music producer that have fans from across Africa and many parts of the world. The artist has many top hit songs and has received the various award, as his talents are recognized locally, within Nigeria, and Internationally.

The artist has a degree in music after enrolling in the university for the second time, after dropping out in the first attempt to focus on his musical career. Working with many top artists within and outside Africa, the artist is among the most influential singers in Africa.

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