David Adedeji Adeleke better known by his stage name Davido is arguably the biggest music artiste in Africa right now! Davido, is an American born Nigerian recording artist, performer and record producer. He recently scooped two awards at the recently held MAMA Awards in South Africa and only yesterday was crowned the Prince of African music by BET. There is no doubt that the 23-years-ago musician has brought a change in the Nigerian music industry.
Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Prince of African music, Davido:
1. Davido Adedeji Adeleke was born in Atlanta, Georgia on 21 November 1992. He attended the British International School in Lagos.
2. He proceeded to study Business Administration at Oakland University in Alabama but that was short-lived as the singer dropped out and returned back to Nigeria to pursue his music career.
3. He was admitted into Babcock University to study music, a department his father helped to set up. In June 2015, he graduated from Babcock University with a second class upper degree in Music.
4. His father is Nigerian billionaire businessman, Adedeji Adeleke, and his late mother, Vero was a university lecturer.
5. Davido adedeji Adeleke’s uncle, Isiaka Adeleke is a former Governor of Osun State and currently a Senator of the Federal Republic.
6. As a teenager, Davido started his music career in America. He initially used to backup for Sina Rambo, who was a rising rapper in the US.
7. Davido’s debut single “Back When” which features Naeto C was well received and established him as an act to watch out for.
8. Davido’s baby mama is the cousin of veteran journalist turned politician, Dele Momodu. In May 2015, Davido welcomed a baby girl named Imade.
9. Davido’s highly anticipated sophomore album features internationally renowned music acts including Trey Songz, Wale, Future and Meek Mill.
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10. He has won the BET Awards, MTV and AFRIMA and was recently nominated for five awards in this year’s Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.