Meet Elder Deji Adeleke, Davido’s Father

Baba Olowo Deji Adeleke, Davido’s Father

Elder Deji Adeleke was born on the 6th of March, 1957. He is a successful businessman and also a billionaire, little wonder he’s referred to as “baba olowo” which means rich man.

Deji Adeleke was married to late Dr. Vero Adeleke who died in 2003. Before her demise, she was a lecturer at Babcock University. The couple were blessed with two children- David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido (Nigerian music superstar), and a daughter, Coco.

He initially kicked against his son’s idea of venturing into music but after much persuasion by family members and industry experts, he gave in. Today, he’s his son’s greatest fan.

Elder Deji Adeleke is the Pro-Chancellor at Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State. He is Senator Isiaka Adeleke’s younger brother (former Osun State governor).

Deji Adeleke is the founder of Pacific Holdings Limited. The company specializes in investing in different sectors across the nation. He is a devoted Adventist. He recently built a multi-million naira Adventist Church. The church is located behind his company in Ikeja, Lagos State.