Davido was born David Adedeji Adeleke on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father, Adedeji Adeleke, is a successful business tycoon who owns Pacific Holdings Limited and is the founder of Adeleke University, while her mother, Veronica ‘Vero’, used to work as a university lecturer.
Davido grew up with five older siblings and is the second son of his father.
He first attended the British International School Lagos (BIG) on Victoria Island, before moving to Alabama, United States, to study business administration at Oakwood University at the age of 16.
While attending Oakwood, Davido discovered his passion for music, bought musical equipment and started creating his own beats.
To form the musical act KB International, Davido teamed up with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo.
Later, she finally dropped out of Oakwood University to start a full-time career as a singer and soon after moved to London, where she began working on her voice.
After returning to Nigeria in 2011, Davido took a short break from his singing career and enrolled at Babcock University.
Davido finally completed his graduation with a degree in music from Babcock University in July 2015, after his father paid the university to start a music department for an inaugural class of 1 student.
|Name||David Adedeji Adeleke|
|Net Worth||$80 Million|
|1st Hit Project||“Da mi duro” 2012|
|Education||Babcock University, British International School, Oakwood University|
|Born||21 November 1992|
Davido is a popular Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer who has a net worth of a whopping $70 million as of 2022.
He is best known for mixing African elements with global mainstream pop.
He started his professional singing career while studying at University and after his study was completed he began gaining attention with his early music.
Over time Davido has established himself as one of the most prominent singers all around the world, as a result, he became the richest Nigerian singer with a net worth of $40 million.
From 2013 to 2016, Davido released numerous hit tracks which helped him to earn global success.
His hit music led him to sign a deal with a famous label called Sony Music in January 2016.
Shortly after the singer decided to launch his own record label named Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) in which artists have been signed like Dremo, Mayorkun, Peruzzi, and Liya.
According to the report in English magazine New African magazine Davido was included in the 2019 list of “Top 100 Most Influential Africans”.
So in this post, you will find the total net worth of Davido, his luxurious lifestyle, and a lot more.
After coming back to Nigeria, Davido began recording his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo in 2011.
Davido collaborated with big names such as Jay Sleek, Maleek Berry, GospelOnDeBeatz, Spellz, Mr. Chidoo, Dokta Frabz, Theory Soundz, and Shizzi to produce this mixture of Afrobeats and hip hop album.
The guest appearance came from artists including, Sina Rambo, B-Red, Kayswitch, Naeto C, 2 Face Idibia, and more.
The project was released in 2012 and it received negative reviews from music critics, however, it won Best R&B/Pop Album and earn 2013s Album of the Year at The Headies nomination.
The album also received 2013s Nigeria Entertainment Awards nomination in the category of Best Album of the Year.
Back When was the lead single from the album which was released on May 7, 2011. Later Davido continued to release its following singles including, Dami Duro, Ekuro, Overseas, and All of You.
2011–2012: Omo Baba Olowo
2013–2016: Standalone releases, The Baddest and Son of Mercy
2017–2018: “If”, “Fall”, “Fia” and “Assurance”
2019–present: O2 Arena concert, “Blow My Mind”, “Risky” A Good Time, and A Better Time
In 2013, Davido dropped the song “Gobe” which was produced by Shizzi.
The track went viral, ranking the 2nd spot on Premium Times‘ list of the Top 10 singles of that year.
Later the music video of the song was recorded in South Africa and it amassed more than 40 million views on YouTube. In 2016, he also released his debut mixtape entitled Son of Mercy.
Apart from all that, on November 22, 2019, Davido finally came up with the release of his second studio album titled A Good Time. The album features some hit tracks such as, If, Fall, Assurance, Blow My Mind ft Chris Brown, and Risky.
For this project, the guest appearance came from high-profile artists such as Chris Brown, Summer Walker, Gunna, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Dremo, Peruzzi, Popcaan, Zlatan, and some others.
Furthermore, the album was a massive hit, becoming the first to amass a billion streams as well as the most-streamed African album of all time on various platforms.
Davodo’s third studio album, A Better Time was released in May 2020.
The guest appearance came from Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, Nas, Chris Brown, Young Thug, and Tiwa Savage and it included a total of 11 tracks.
The album’s lead single FEM went viral and racked up over 1.8 million views on YouTube within 24 hours, becoming the fastest Nigerian music video to reach 1 million views.
The single also reached #1 on the Nigeria TurnTable Top 50 chart. As per the report of 2020, the album A better Time has managed to amass more than 213.2 million streams in one month.
Davido has been working in the music industry since his teenage years and the singer has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.
Some of the most popular awards won by Davido are including, the Kora Award for Best Newcomer in 2012, BET Awards for Best International Act: Africa in 2014, Dynamix All Youth Awards for Promising Youth Artiste in 2011, African Muzik Magazine Awards for Best Male West Africa in 2014, MTV Africa Music Awards for Best MaleArtist of the Year in 2014, Ghana Music Awards for African Artiste Of The Year in 2014, City People Entertainment Awards for Musician Of The Year (Male) in 2014, The Headies for Artiste of the Year in 2018, and many more.
On top of that, Davido received several award nominations such as Soul Train Awards, The Future Africa Awards, MOBO Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, World Music Awards, Nigeria Music Video Awards, and 4Syte TV Music Video Awards, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, and more.
In 2013 the Nigerian singer Davido began dating Sophia Ajibola Momodu who is a socialite, model, and entrepreneur.
On May 14, 2015, the two welcomed their first child a daughter named Aurora Imade Adeleke. Shortly after the birth of their child, they parted ways.
Then in 2015, Davido started his relationship with anchor, model, and reporter Amanda ‘Mandy’ Adeleke. Their daughter Hailey Veronica Adeleke was born on May 9, 2017. That same year the couple got separated.
In 2017, Davido dated Chioma Avril Rowland a Nigerian chef, model, and social media personality. After two years of dating they two got engaged in 2019 and welcomed their first son together named David Adedeji Adeleke Jr.
who was born on October 20 of that year. Davido and Chioma decided to get married in 2020 but they eventually separated ways at the end of that year.
There is no arguing with the fact that Davido is one of the richest singers in Nigeria and he has been able to buy superluxurious cars for himself.
So let’s take a deep look at its total car collection of Davido
Rolls Royce Cullinan: The singer bought this 2019 model luxury car at the end of 2018 and the cost of the car is N350 million.
Bentley Bentayga: Davido spent roughly N112 million on this beautiful 2018 model but sadly he bashed his car in early 2019.
Range Rover Sport: This is another beautiful 2017 model SUV in his garage which cost him around N84 million.
Mercedes Benz G Class 450: In 2016 he purchased GLE 450 which is powered by a 3.0-liter bi-turbo V6 engine that delivers 362 horsepower. The price of the car is N50 million.
Porsche 911 Carrera: 911 is one of his favorite cars and it cost him an estimated N35 million.
Mercedes Benz G Wagon: This super-luxury SUV was purchased by Davido back in 2013 and the price of the car is N30 million.
Lamborghini Huracan: The singer bought this car in October 2020 and the cost of the supercar is N150 million.
Davido also owns many other cars including, Bentley Continental GT cost N95 million, Porsche Panamera Turbo S (N22.8 million), Range Rover SV Autobiography (N98 Million), Chevrolet Camaro (N9.4 million), Audi R8 (N23.4 million), Lamborghini Urus (N75 million), Audi Q7 (N12 million), and Toyota Land Cruiser (N30 million).
According to some reports, Davido also owns a Private Jet, becoming him the youngest Nigerian to own one. The Jet was purchased by his father and it cost around $62 million.
Davido Assets, Biography, Lifestyle
In 2020 Davido acquired a massive mansion which is located in one of the most expensive places on Banana Island. He also owns a lavish property in Lekki, Lagos, and a gateway house in Georgia, the United States.
When it comes to the top brand ambassadors in Nigeria then the first name that comes to our mind is Davido.
In April 2012 he has made a ₦30 million endorsement contract with MTN a South African multinational mobile telecommunications company.
In the following year, Davido became the brand ambassador of the Nigerian division of the famous Irish alcoholic brand named Guinness.
He then became the face of many multinational brands including, Infinix Mobile, 1xBet, French alcoholic brand Martell, and others.
Davido Net Worth
As of 2022, Davido Net Worth is estimated to be around $70 million. He is one of the top paid singer-songwriters in Nigeria and has gathered a lot of fame in the industry.
The singer has managed to establish himself as the most influential and richest artist in the Nigerian music world.
Davido’s annual income is roughly $20 million which he earns from various sources.
In March 2022, Davido earned worldwide recognition after being featured on the hit single Hayya Hayya (Better Together), becoming the first multi-song official soundtrack of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Due to this track, Davido came up as the first Nigerian singer to have been featured in a FIFA World Cup single.
The majority of his income comes from album sales, live shows, hit singles, and collaborations with other high-profile artists.
Apart from that, he is one of the most followed personalities in Nigeria, the singer has more than 24 million fans following on Instagram alone.
Davido is close to 4 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. Davido’s net worth is growing regularly.