Davido was born David Adedeji Adeleke on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. His father, Adedeji Adeleke, is a Nigerian business magnate, while his mother, Vero Adeleke, was a university lecturer. Davido is the youngest of five siblings.
Davido’s family moved back to Nigeria when he was five years old. He attended the British International School in Lagos, and at the age of 16, he moved to the United States to study business administration at Oakwood University, Alabama.
While at Oakwood, Davido began to pursue his passion for music. He bought musical equipment and started making beats. He also worked with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo to form the music act KB International.
In 2011, Davido dropped out of Oakwood and moved back to Nigeria to pursue his music career full-time. He released his debut single, “Back When,” in the same year. The song was a hit, and it helped to launch Davido’s career.
Davido has since released four more studio albums: A Good Time (2013), The Baddest (2015), Afrobeats (2017), and Timeless (2023). He has also released a number of hit singles, including “Dami Duro,” “Gobe,” “If,” “Fall,” and “Aye.”
Davido has won numerous awards, including the BET Award for Best International Act in 2017, and the MOBO Award for Best African Act in 2013 and 2016. He has also been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album in 2015.
Davido is one of the most popular and successful artists in Africa. He has a large following on social media, and his concerts are always sold out. He is known for his energetic performances and his catchy songs.
In addition to his music career, Davido is also a successful businessman. He owns a record label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), and he has also invested in a number of other businesses.
Davido is a role model for many young people in Africa. He is proof that it is possible to achieve success in the music industry, even if you come from a humble background. He is also an inspiration to many young entrepreneurs, showing them that it is possible to be successful in business if you are dedicated and hardworking.