Biography of Davido

Nigeria has a long list of individuals who have contributed massively to the advancement and development of its entertainment industry. These personalities have gained massive recognition within and outside the country.

Biography of Davido

Davido, whose real name is David Adedeji Adeleke, is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, and music producer. He is famously known within Africa as one of the best-selling artists, with many of his tracks being hits. Davido is also a vital figure on the international stage, with various recordings with different foreign artists.


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Davido is currently 30 years old.

Early Life And Education

Davido, whose full name is David Adedeji Adeleke, was born on the 21st of November, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the family of Mr. Adedeji Adeleke and Mrs. Veronica Imade Adeleke. He is the family’s last child, with five elder siblings before him.

As a result of the wealth that David’s family had, he attended only the best schools for his education. Davido attended British International School in Victoria Island, Lagos State in Nigeria, for his primary and secondary education.

After that, he went to Oakwood University in Alabama to study Business Management but opted to drop out mainly to focus on his music career. After much advice from his father, Davido decided to revisit his studies. He enrolled at Babcock University in Ogun State in Nigeria and graduated with a degree in Music. His father fully funded the department as the first in the school with an inaugural class of one.

Personal Life

Davido is currently not married but has two children, a boy and a girl, from different mothers. Despite having children from different women, he is engaged and remains in a relationship with Chioma Avril Rowland, the mother of his late son Ifeanyi who died on the 1st of November, 2022.


Davido always intended to venture into the entertainment industry as a musician. He officially dropped his first single, “Back When,” on the 7th of May, 2011. Then, Davido was signed to HKN Records, a music company managed and owned by one of his brothers, Adewale Adeleke.

During that same year, he released an album that consisted of diverse hit singles while featuring top artists and producers such as 2baba, Naeto C, Maleek Berry, GospelOnDeBeatz, and Kayswitch, among others.

In 2013, Davido earned massive recognition in the Nigerian music industry after partnering with Shizzi, his friend and producer, to drop the hit singles Gobe, One of A Kind, and Skelewu.

Davido has remained active in the music industry with diverse songs, including Aye (2014) and Fans Mi (2015). In 2016, he set up his record label, David Music Worldwide (DMW), and immediately signed three artists, Mayorkun, Dremo, and Ichaba.

Memorably, Davido has won many awards, including Best Pop Single and Song of the Year at the Headies Award 2018, Best African Act Award at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards, and Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards. He remains one of the best artists from Nigeria and is well-known on the international stage.

Net Worth

Davido has an estimated net worth of over $30 million.