David Adedeji Adeleke who is well known as Davido is arguably the best musician not just in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole.
The singer is quite open about his personal life as he never fails to let his fans know about what’s going on with him. Regardless of that, there are still some details about the singer that a good number of his fans know nothing about and today we will be shedding light on those details.
Here are ten things you probably didn’t know about Davido.
(1) Davido Started Out As A Music Producer
Davido didn’t start out as a singer during the early phase of his career but he was just a music producer and always wanted to be behind the scene creating hit singles but he later switched up and started releasing vocals.
He produced his debut single ‘Back When’ which featured Naeto C.
(2) His Father Arrested his manager and girlfriend and tried to arrest him too
During the early phase of his career when Davido chose to become a musician, his father never approved of his career path and kicked against it vehemently.
After securing his first music show, his joy was cut short as his Dad ordered the police to storm the show and lock him up. He was able to escape but his manager and girlfriend at the time were arrested.
(3) He is the richest Nigerian musician
Davido holds the number one spot on the list of richest Nigerian musician. As of 2020, his estimated net worth is $18.1 million. Apart from his successful music career, the singer is also from an affluent family.
(4) Davido has three kids from three different women
Davido got three kids, two daughters, and a son from three different women. Imade Adeleke is his first child & daughter and was born by Sophia Momodu. His second child & Daughter is Hailey Veronica Adeleke whom he had with Amanda. Davido’s last child and only son is Ifeanyi Adeleke and was born by his current fiance, Chioma Avril Rowland.
(5) He is the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram
Davido is most likely amongst the most active Nigerian musician on Instagram and this has earned him the number one spot on the list of top ten most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram. With his Instagram account littered with private jet photos, exotic cars, and designer clothes, the fans keep coming back for more as his followers keep increasing daily.
(6) Davido is currently worth $18.1 million
As of 2020, Davido’s estimated net worth is $18.1 million. This net worth sits him as the richest musician in Nigeria. He earns his money from music shows, brand endorsements, stream revenue, and music sales.
(7) He dropped out of Oakwood University
Davido’s interest and love for music kicked in while he was studying business administration at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.
The zeal to pursue his music career led him to quit the school and return back to Nigeria to make beats and record vocals.
(8) He is the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Twitter
Davido social media game is top-notch. Apart from being the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram, he also outnumbered everyone on Twitter and is the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Twitter also.
(9) Davido has only two Studio Album
Despite his archive of hit singles, it is shocking to know that Davido has only two albums. His debut album was ‘Omo Baba Olowo (O.B.O)’ and it was released in 2012 while his sophomore album ‘A Good Time’ was released in 2019.
(10) He is an Alumnus of Babcock University
After attaining success in his music career, Davido decided to honor his father so he put his career on hold returned back to school.
He enrolled in Babcook University where he studied music and graduated in 2015.
(11) He was a backup singer for Sina Rambo
He started off as a group named KB Internation with B-Red and Rambo. Back then he was the backup singer for his cousin and rapper, Sina Rambo.
(12) He lost his mum at the age of 10
Davido lost his mom, Veronica Adeleke on the 6th of March, 2003 during his father’s 40th birthday.
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