Nigerian Celebrity Biography: Davido

Biography of Davido

Biography of Davido

 

Synopsis:

David Adedeji Adeleke, Nigerian afropop singer and songwriter, was born on 21st of November, 1992, in Atlanta Georgia, USA. He is currently 24 years old. His father, Chief Deji Adeleke, is a Nigerian business mogul. His mother, now late, was a University lecturer. David relocated to Nigeria at a young age. Prior to this, he had started his music career with a music group, KB international, in America. He purchased the required music items he needed. He started making beats and various vocal performances. Along the line, he felt he needed to ditch out something unique. Upon moving to Nigeria, he met with musically inclined folks. Thus, pursuing his career was not a disappointment. He had always loved the art of music. And he had chosen to pursue it. In 2011, David focused solely on making a hit in the industry. He began work on his debut album, Omo Baba Olowo, and released it in 2012. He gained recognition with tracks in the album, which includes ‘Ekruro’, ‘Dami Duro’, ‘Overseas’ and ‘All of You’. He also featured Naeto C and Ice prince in tracks in the album. Davido worked harder to produce sound music. In 2013, he intensified his efforts to produce a second studio album which comprises tracks such as ‘Gobe’, released on February 25, 2013, ‘One of a Kind’; released on May 13, 2013, ‘Skelewu’; released on August 13, 2013, Aye; released on February 2, 2014 among others. At last, he dropped his album and it became a hit round the globe in 2015. Davido has worked with Sony RCA records, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), which he established, and HKN, a record label he co-founded. He is associated with artistes like B.Red, Sina Rambo, Shizzi Deekay, Danagog, Dremo, Runtown, Mayorkun, Rick Ross and Meek Mill. Davido at one time signed endorsement deals with MTN and Guinness, which grants him the privilege to make adverts and perform concerts alongside Nigerian singers like P-Square, D’banj, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Olamide, Phyno, Chidinma, Waje, Tiwa Savage and a host of others.

Genre: Afropop, R&B

Education: Davido attended British International School in Lagos. Afterwards, he attended Oakwood University to study Business Administration. He later obtained a degree in Music from Babcock University in 2015.

Popular Tracks:

  • ‘Dami Duro’ (2011)
  • ‘Overseas’ (2012)
  • ‘All of You’ (2012)
  • ‘Skelewu’ (2013)
  • ‘Aye’ (2013)

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Albums including Year Released:

  • Omo Baba Olowo (2012)
  • The Baddest (2015)
  • Son of Mercy, EP (2016)

Controversies:

In May 2014, Davido could not make his trip to London. He resorted to attacking the Nigerian Immigration Office, on grounds that they wanted some money from him. On 11th of May, the Immigration Office arose and debunked his allegations, stating that he was denied his flight due to inadequate travelling documents. Sophie, a baby mother to Davido, filed a petition against him accusing him of child trafficking. It was stated he had the ugly intention of exiting the country with their baby, as he had been keeping the baby from her mother. However, David refuted the accusation.

Awards:

  • (Hottest Single of the Year) Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2012
  • (Best New Act of the Year) Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2012
  • (Hip Hop World Revelation) The Headies Awards, 2013
  • (Best R&B/Pop Artiste of the Year) Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2013
  • (Music Video of the Year) BEN TV Awards, 2014
  • (Best Male Singer) MTV Africa Music Awards, 2014
  • (African Artiste of the Year) Ghana Music Awards, 2014
  • (Best African International Act) BET Awards, 2014
  • (Best Male Act, Artiste of the Year) MTV Africa Music Awards, 2015

Social profiles:

  • Facebook: Davido
  • Twitter: @davidopagefan
  • Instagram: @davidoofficial
  • Youtube: DMW HQ
  • Snapchat: OBOHKN
  • Website: www.iamdavido.com
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