Davido, born on November 21, 1992, is a popular Nigerian afrobeat/afro pop singer who became an international sensation for his unique hit songs. In 2011, Davido released his debut album titled “Omo Baba Olowo” and ever since, he has released one hit track after another, becoming one of Nigeria’s most popular and well-loved artists. As the afrobeat sound continues to take the world by storm, so does Davido’s music career. In 2019, he sold out the O2 Arena in London, becoming the second African artist in history to do so.
Davido is a popular Nigerian afrobeats/afro pop singer, now an international sensation for his unique hit songs. Born David Adedeji Adeleke on November 21, 1992, Davido was born to Adedeji Adeleke and Vero Adeleke in Atlanta, Georgia. In Nigeria, he attended the British International School in Lagos. However, he moved back to the United States when he was 16 to study business administration at Oakwood University, Alabama. While at the university, he indulged his love for music by purchasing equipment and making beats. After dropping out of Oakwood and moving to London to work on his vocals, he returned to Nigeria and enrolled at Babcock University to study music as a course, graduating in 2015.
In 2011, Davido released his debut album titled “Omo Baba Olowo.” Some of the album’s songs captured the attention of many Nigerians and received nominations for ‘Album of the Year’ at the Headies of 2013 and the Nigeria Entertainment Awards of the same year. In subsequent years, the artist released one hit after another, including ‘Gobe,’ ‘Skelewu,’ ‘Tchelete,’ and ‘Aye.’ In January 2016, he signed a record deal with Sony Music. A few months later, he also founded his own record label called Davido Music Worldwide.
Moving on to 2019, he released his second studio album titled “A Good Time” and he was cited by “New African” magazine as one of the ‘Top 100 most influential Africans.’ He also sold out the O2 Arena in London in the same year, becoming the first solo African artist and the second African artist in history to do so. In 2020, he released his third studio titled “A Better Time.” Davido is currently one of Nigeria’s most popular and most-loved artists, as well as one of Africa’s most-recognized talents.
Davido releases his debut album, titled "Omo Baba Olowo."
Davido graduates from Babcock University with a music degree.
Davido signs a record deal with Sony Music and creates a record label called Davido Music Worldwide.
Davido sells out the O2 Arena in London, becoming the second African artist in history to do so.
Davido releases his third studio titled "A Better Time."
Why We Love Davido
Davido is generous
Davido is well-known for his generosity towards many charitable causes. This is admirable and commendable.
Davido appreciates fatherhood
Often, Davido posts about his three children and seems to spend quality time with them. This shows that he prizes fatherhood in spite of his busy schedule.
Davido is hardworking
From one hot single to another, the artist never slows down in releasing hits. This shows his dedication and commitment to his craft.
5 Surprising Facts
He’s a father
Davido is a father of three — Hailey Veronica Adeleke, Aurora Imade Adeleke, and David Adedeji Adeleke Jr.
He raised money for orphanages
In 2021, in honor of his birthday, Davido asked fans to send him money and after raising 201 million naira, he donated it all to orphanages in Nigeria.
He has a large following
On Instagram, Davido has over 24 million followers and over 11 million followers on Twitter.
He breaks records
In June 2018, Davido became the first international act to receive an award live at the Black Entertainment Television (B.E.T.) Awards.
The first music student in Babcock
Davido’s father made a donation to Babcock University to create a music department so his son could study music.
Does Davido have a private jet?
Davido’s father is the one who owns a private jet.
What is the latest song that Davido sang?
Davido’s latest song is ‘Stand Strong,’ released on May 13, 2022.
How many siblings does Davido have?
Davido has four siblings and is the youngest of the family.
Davido’s birthday dates