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David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), 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.

Davido won the Next Rated Award in 2012 at The Headies after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo(2012). Between 2013 and 2015, he released a number of hit singles, and in January 2016, he signed a record deal with Sony Music. He then founded the record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), to which acts Dremo, Mayorkun, Peruzzi and Liya have been signed. In July 2016, Davido signed a record deal with Sony’s RCA Records. In October 2016, he released the 5-track EP Son of Mercy, which was supported by the singles “Gbagbe Oshi”, “How Long” and “Coolest Kid in Africa”. In April 2017, Davido re-negotiated his contract with Sony due to creative control issues and later that year he released five singles including “If” and “Fall”. “If” generated worldwide social media activity while “Fall” became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history. Davido has been famously referred to as ‘The king of modern-day afrobeats’.

Davido released, his second studio album A Good Time in November 2019, supported by singles including Blow My Mind featuring popular American singer Chris Brown . Davido was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2019. He released his third studio album A Better Time, on Friday November 13, 2020.

In anticipation to his birthday (21 November, 2021), the afrobeat singer Davido took to his Instagram story to ask colleagues to each send him a million naira. Davido noted that he received N200m from fans and friends and added N50million. He donated N250million to all orphanages across Nigeria. The singer made this known in a statement ahead of the birthday. To disburse the money, he constituted a 5-man committee to take care of the logistics.

In March 2022, Davido was featured on “Hayya Hayya (Better Together)” alongside (Trinidad Cardona and AISHA) the first single of the multi-song FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Soundtrack. It marked Davido as the first Nigerian singer to be featured in a FIFA World Cup single.

In May 2022, Davido released another song titled “Stand Strong” that featured The Samples Choir. According to the Naija banquet, the song is a breakaway from the usual hop/dance style of the Nigerian singer. In the record, Davido reminisces on his music journey and the battles he fight everyday. Also, it is the story of his healing. In 2022, Davido announces his first annual festival titled ” Are We African Yet(A.W.A.Y)”, holding at the State Farm Arena, Atlanta Georgia on the November 18, 2022.

Early life

Davido interacting with fans

David Adedeji Adeleke was born on 21 November 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father Adedeji Adeleke is a business magnate and his mother Vero Adeleke was a university lecturer. Davido is the youngest of five siblings and his father’s second-born son. He attended the British International School in Lagos, and at the age of 16, he moved back to the United States to study business administration at Oakwood University in Alabama.

Davido bought musical equipment while at Oakwood and started making beats. He also worked with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo to form the music act KB International. Davido dropped out of Oakwood University to pursue music full-time and relocated to London, where he worked on his vocals. After returning to Nigeria in 2011, Davido paused his music career and agreed to honor his father by enrolling at Babcock University. In July 2015, he graduated from Babcock with a degree in music after his father paid the university to start a music department for an inaugural class of one student.

Spotify announced on July 17 that Davido music has surpassed 1 billion streams on the platform, joining other Nigerian artiste like Wizkid, Burna Boy and CKay.

Death of son

On October 31, 2022, Peoples Gazette reported the death of David Ifeanyi Adeleke Jr., the first son and third child of Davido. He was three years old. Ifeanyi drowned in the private swimming pool at the Banana Island residence of the celebrity. Members of Davido’s household staff were questioned by the police. A total of eight domestic workers were invited to the police station for questioning after one had initially gone to the police station to report the drowning accident of Ifeanyi. After investigations, six were eventually released by the police as they were not found culpable, with two still in detention.

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