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- Born: November 21, 1992 (age 29 years), Osun State
- Also Known As: David Adedeji Adeleke
- Added by: Oladamats
- Edited: Mar 26
Davido BiographyDavid began his music career at the Oakwood University and after that rose to stardom after releasing his second single 'Dami Duro'. In 2017, Davido received the MOBO Awards as the Best African Acts and became the first African to perform live at the awards.
The following year, he became the first African-based artist to receive the BET Awards on its main stage.
Currently, Davido is in a relationship with Chioma Avril Rowland. He is also the father of two daughters namely, Aurora Imade Adeleke and Hailey Veronica Adeleke and a son Ifeanyi David Adedeji Adeleke.
David Adeleke was born on Nov. 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia, US, to Adedeji Adeleke and Vero Adeleke as the last child of five. His father, Adedeji Adeleke is a Nigerian business magnate and his late mother Vero, a University Lecturer.
Davido attended British International School, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama, to study Business Administration.
While at Oakwood University, due to his musical interest, he got some musical equipment so he could make beats and record vocal references. At a point, he dropped out because of his grades and after that relocated to Nigeria.
In 2011, he relocated to promote his career in music but encountered hurdles convincing his father. In his family, the children are expected to join the family business after school, but Davido chose a different path.
After mutual agreement with his father, he enrolled into Babcock University, Ogun state and finally graduated in 2015.
Before ‘Dami Duro’, Davido released his first single ‘Back When’ featuring Naeto C. Clarence Peters shot it in London and on Oct.30, 2011, he released ‘Dami Duro’. He co-produced the single with Shizzi which was shot by Clarence, this time, in Lagos.
The song Dami Duro came with a fantastic video in Jan. 2012, and it became the talk of the town with frequent airplay by the media.
Omo Baba Olowo (OBO)
He released his debut studio album on July 17, 2012, Omo Baba Olowo (Child of a Wealthy Person) under HKN Music Record Label. Davido was the executive producer of OBO and worked with other producers like Jay Sleek, Spellz, Maleek Berry, and others.
It featured popular musicians like Sina Rambo, Ice Prince, Kay Switch, B-Red, 2 Face and Naeto C. as a guest.
O.B.O has seven singles – Back When (2011), Dami Duro (2011), Ekuro (2012), Overseas (2012), All Of You (2012), Gbon Gbon (2012) and Fell Alright (2012). The first four singles were released prior to the album.
Omo Baba Olowo incorporates afro-pop and afrobeat sounds with hip hop. It won the Best R&B/Pop Album at the Headies 2013.