Pop Singer

David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter and record producer. His music blends traditional African elements with global mainstream pop.

Full Name
David Adedeji Adeleke
Nov 21, 1992
5' 6"
Net Worth


David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido, was born on November 21, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a Nigerian-American singer and songwriter who rose to fame after his hit single “Dami Duro” in 2011. 

Davido was raised in Lagos, Nigeria by his parents Deji and Vero Adeleke, who are both wealthy businesspeople. Growing up, he attended the British International School in Lagos and traveled frequently between the United States and Nigeria. At age 17 he enrolled at Oakwood University in Alabama but quickly transferred to Babcock University in Ogun State to pursue music. 

In 2011, he released his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo which featured the chart-topping single “Dami Duro”. The success of this album allowed him to perform on several shows including MTV Base Official Naija Top Ten and Headies Awards. In 2012 he received a BET Award nomination for Best International Act: Africa. 

In 2016, Davido released his second studio album Son of Mercy which earned him two nominations at the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards for Best New Artist and Song of the Year with “Fall”. Since then he has won countless awards including MTV Europe Music Awards for Best African Act (2018) and BET Awards for Viewers Choice Award (2019). His third studio album A Good Time was released in 2019 and it peaked at number one on Billboard World Albums Chart. In 2020 he became the first artist from Africa to appear on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Davido is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 21, 1992, Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases First Single</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his first single “Back When” featuring Naeto C.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Record Deal with Sony Music</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Davido signs a recording contract with Sony Music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"Aye" is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his hit single "Aye" and it quickly gains popularity across the continent.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Best African Act at MTV EMAs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins Best African Act at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"If" is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases the single "If" which becomes an international hit and wins numerous awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Achieves Diamond Status</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Davido achieves diamond status for the song "If" from the Recording Industry of Nigeria (RIN).</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Talented Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Davido is an incredibly talented musician and has produced some of the most popular hits in pop music. His music is known for its vibrant energy and catchy hooks, making it both fun to listen to and easy to remember. Additionally, he often works with other artists to create unique collaborations that add even more flavor to his songs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He is Charitable and Cares About His Community</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Davido is very generous and philanthropic. He frequently donates to charities and causes that are important to him. Additionally, he uses his fame and influence to help those in need, such as by creating scholarships for students from underprivileged backgrounds.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Fun and Authentic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Davido is a lot of fun to watch, whether he's on stage performing or doing interviews. He's genuine and down to earth, always making sure that everyone around him is having a good time. He also loves interacting with fans and often posts funny videos on social media which make us all smile.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Grammy Nominated Artist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Davido is the first African artist to be nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album category for his album 'A Better Time'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Multi Millionaire</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Davido has an estimated net worth of over $16 million. He has been able to make this money through his music career and endorsement deals.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Born in Atlanta, Georgia</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1992, but moved to Nigeria at the age of two. He later returned to the US to attend Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has His Own Record Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Davido founded his own record label called Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) in 2016. Since then, he has signed several artists to the label including Dremo and Mayorkun.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Nigerian to Reach One Billion Streams on Spotify</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In January 2021, Davido became the first Nigerian artist to reach one billion streams on Spotify with his hit single ‘FALL’. </p></div>


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