Davido also known as David Adedeji Adeleke is arguably the richest and most popular musician in Nigeria. Davido is also known for his 30 billion concert and 30 billion gang. He writes and produces hip pop music with a mixture of Afro beat.
Davido was born on November 21, 1992 to a billionaire father. Davido attended some of the top schools in Nigeria. His elementary education was in British International School, Lagos. British International School is one of the most expensive and elitist high schools in Nigeria.
Davido was said to have dropped out of some schools in Nigeria. It was reported that he graduated with a degree in Music from Babcock University. There are allegations that his father built a building for the department of music in Babcock University so that the school will award his son Davido a degree.
Davido is populary called OBO which means Omo Baba Olowo (the child of a wealthy man).
Some of the song written by Davido includes:
- Dami Duro
- All of You
- Gbon Gbon
- Owo ni koko
- The sound
- The money
- The baddest
Davido is one of the few musicians in Nigeria with a lot of brand endorsements. There are rumours that this multi talented artiste grosses up to N10 billion annually from endorsements and sponsorship deals.
In 2012, MTN singed Davido N30 million in an unprecedented endorsement deal as at that time. MTN made Davido the face of MTN pulse during that time.
In 2013, Guinness signed an endorsement deal with Davido, the deal is said to worth several millions of Naira.
First bank recently also signed a multi million deal with this super star.
- MTV Europe Music Awards
- MTV Africa Music Awards
- Headies Award
- City People Entertainment Award
- MOBO Awards
- BET Awards
- American Music Awards etc.
Davido is also known to have fathered several kids from different mothers he is not married to. Davido is known to get into fights in clubs and in the public.
In 2014, Davido was alleged to have attacked some immigration officers while he wanted to take his child abroad without the approval of the mother of the child. The child was later re-united with the mother after National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons stepped in.
There are allegations that he glorifies the usage of banned drugs like Indian hemp and cocaine through his music and actions.
Mode of dressing
Davido wears traditional dresses and western inspired clothes. He is known to wear very expensive branded clothes and wrist watches. He often brags about the worth of what he wears on the social media.
Rivalry with Wizkid
The rivalry and feud between Davido and his competitor Wizkid has been the subject of news and social media debates in Nigeria for years.
However, the feud was settled lately when they both performed on stage.
Davido is a king when it comes to hip pop in Nigeria and West Africa.