David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, was born on the 21st of November, 1992 to Billionaire businessman, Dr. Deji Adeleke, and University Lecturer Late Mrs. Veronica Adeleke in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Indeed he was born into elitism as his father owns Adeleke University and several other organizations worldwide.

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Davido who grew up in Lagos, had his secondary education at the prestigious British International School, Nigeria and later proceeded to study at Oakwood University, Alabama where he got interested in music. He then bought some musical pieces of equipment to start music production but eventually started having bad grades and had to drop out of Oakwood University. When he returned to Nigeria in 2011, he decided to honor his father and went on to study at Babcock Univerisity where he initially studied Business Administration, then later switched to Music. In July 2015 he earned a Bachelor’s Degree(2nd Class Upper Division) in Music.

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He came into limelight in 2011 when he released “Back When” featuring Naeto C while working on his “Omo Baba Olowo” album. He went on to win the Headies Next Rated Act in 2012 and has since then bagged numerous awards from BET, KORA, World Music Award, Channel O Music Video Award, Ghanian Music Award, Nigerian Music Video Award, Nigeria Entertainment Award, MTV Africa Music Awards and the list goes on and on.

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He has since then released a lot of singles: Gobe (2013), “One of a Kind”(2013), “Skelewu”(2013), “Aye”(2014), “Tchelete(Good Life)” (featuring Mafikizolo) (2014), “Naughty”(featuring DJ Arafat)(2014), “Dodo”(2015),”Fans Mi” (featuring Meek Mill)(2015), “Owo Ni Koko” (2015), “The Sound” (featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz)(2015), “The Money” (featuring Olamide), “Coolest Kid In Africa”(featuring Nasty C)(2016), “Chillin”(featuring RunTown and Akon)(2016), “Gbagbe Oshi”(2016), “How Long” (2016), “IF”(2017), “Fall” (2017), “Pere”(featuring Young Thug & Rae Sremmurd)(2017) with more still to come.

Davido has an older brother with whom he co-manages HKN Music. In January 2016, he signed a record deal with Sony Music after which he started his own label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) which houses fast-budding talents like Mayorkun, Drymo, Lola Rae and Ichaba. In July 2016, he signed a deal with Sony’s RCA Records.

He has two daughters Imade and Veronica. He had his first child, Imade with his baby mama, Sophia Momodu in 2015 and his second child with Amanda in 2017.

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Indeed Davido lives a luxury laden lifestyle and does well to flaunt it to his fans. He is definitely living the “30 Billion” Lifestyle.davidolavish

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And it’s without a doubt that he has a vast fan base. In 2016, he became the first Nigerian celebrity to hit 2 million followers on Instagram. In case you are looking to keep up with the “30 Billion” boss, here are his official handles on popular social media platforms.

Youtube: DavidoHKNTV

Instagram: @davidoofficial

Twitter: @iam_Davido

Facebook: iamdavidoDMW

Snapchat: obohkn

Website: www.iamdavido.com

 

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  1. I love you sir u are my u are the one I always dream about..
    Iam wax the little rapper am 12year old i just released a new hit called money new track then I want to future you sir am 12year old boy that parform at felaburation last year on stage on Saturday by 11pm in the evening and you parform on Sunday sir my dad is a song tighter.. sir am talented I can sing to any beat ..but we are poor pls sir help me.. I have a very good music that I want to future you sir ..then I have many song on ground..that have not realised..hlep me sir God continue to be with you and your family..from Wax the little rapper ..my number 09039673978

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