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Biography of Davido, Facts, Real Name, Age, Net-worth, Songs, Awards, Family

Biography of Davido, Facts, Real Name, Age, Networth, Songs, Awards, Family

Davido is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer also known as OBO, which means ‘Omo Baba Olowo’.

He was born on November 21, 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, Nigeria, and at the age of 16, he moved back to the US 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.

Full Name: David Adedeji Adeleke

Date of Birth: November 21, 1992

Age: 29

Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, US.

Nationality: Nigerian-American

Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Producer

Networth: $10 Million

Career:

Davido started working on his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo in 2011. The album’s music is a mixture of Afrobeats and hip hop. Davido worked with Jay Sleek, Maleek Berry, GospelOnDeBeatz, Spellz, Dokta Frabz, Mr. Chidoo, Theory Soundz and Shizzi to produce the album. Omo Baba Olowo features guest appearances from Naeto C, Sina Rambo, B-Red, Kayswitch, Ice Prince and 2 Face Idibia.

The album won Best R&B/Pop Album and received a nomination for Album of the Year at The Headies 2013. It was also nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

The album’s second single “Dami Duro”, which was released on October 30, 2011, was jointly produced by Davido and Shizzi.

The album’s third single “Ekuro” was released on January 25, 2012. Its music video was recorded and directed in Miami by Antwan Smith. Nigerian singer Aramide released a soulful rendition of the song.

“Skelewu” was released on August 13, 2013. It was ranked fifth on Premium Times’ list of the top 10 songs of 2013.

In June 2014, Davido collaborated with Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz and Tiwa Savage on “Africa Rising”, a song that was used for DStv’s eponymous campaign to inspire Africans to partake in community-based social investment projects.

Davido’s second studio album A Good Time was released on November 22, 2019. The album features the previously released singles “If”, “Fall”, “Assurance”, “Blow My Mind” and “Risky”.

A Good Time is currently the most streamed African album of all time on streaming platforms and was also the first to cross a billion streams.

In May 2020, Davido announced that his third studio album would be titled A Better Time and that it would include 11 tracks, with features from Nicki Minaj and Tiwa Savage.

On 10 September 2020, Davido returned with the single, “FEM”, alongside its music video, which was produced by Dammy Twitch. Davido’s single “FEM” Video hit 1.8 Million YouTube views in less than 24 hours, breaking his own record for the fastest Nigerian music video to hit 1 million views on YouTube, a record previously held by his own song Blow My Mind featuring Chris Brown.

Personal Life: Davido is a father of three children and is engaged to the mother of his third child Chioma Avril Rowland.

Studio albums:

2012 –Omo Baba Olowo
2019 – A Good Time
2020 – A Better Time

EPs
2016 – Son of Mercy

Singles:

“Back When” (featuring Naeto C) Omo Baba Olowo
“Dami Duro”
“Ekuro”
“Overseas” (featuring Sina Rambo)
“Gbon Gbon”
“All of You”
“Feel Alright” (featuring Ice Prince)
“One of a Kind” Non-album single
“Gobe”
“Skelewu”
“Aye”
“Tchelete (Goodlife)” (featuring Mafikizolo)
“Dodo”
“Fans Mi” (featuring Meek Mill)
“Owo Ni Koko”
“The Sound” (featuring Uhuru and DJ Buckz)
“The Money” (featuring Olamide)
“Gbagbe Oshi” Son of Mercy
“How Long” (featuring Tinashe)
“Coolest Kid in Africa” (featuring Nasty C)
“If” A Good Time
“Fall”
“Pere” (featuring Rae Sremmurd and Young Thug) Non-album single
“Fia”
“Like Dat”
“Flora My Flawa”
“Assurance” A Good Time
“Nwa Baby” Non-album single
“Wonder Woman”
“Blow My Mind” (featuring Chris Brown) A Good Time
“Risky” (featuring Popcaan)
“D & G” (featuring Summer Walker)
“FEM” A Better Time
“So Crazy” (featuring Lil Baby)
“Jowo” “The Best” (featuring Mayorkun)
“Champion Sound” (& Focalistic)

Awards:

2011: Himself Promising Youth Artiste
“Back When” Song of the Year

2012: Most Gifted Newcomer Video of the Year

Best Pop/R&B Artiste of the Year
“Dami Duro” Hottest Single of the Year
Himself Best New Act of the Year

2014: Best Male West Africa
Artist of the Year

2014: Best Afro Pop Video

Musician Of The Year (Male)

Most Searched Musician (male)

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