David Adeleke

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Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Birth Name: David Adedeji Adeleke

Nickname/Stage Name: Davido, OBO

Birth Date: November 21, 1992

Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Genre: Afrobeat

Years Active: 2012 till date

Record Label: Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), Sony Music


Personal Life

Davido is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer who was born in Atlanta, Georgia, US, on November 21, 1992, as the last of five children. His father, Adedeji Adeleke, is a Nigerian billionaire, business magnate, founder, and president of Adeleke University. His mother, Vero Adeleke was a university lecturer before her death in 2003.

Davido is engaged to Chioma Avril Rowland, the mother of his third child, Ifeanyi Adeleke. He is also the father of two daughters – Aurora Imade Adeleke and Hailey Veronica Adeleke from previous relationships.


Davido was a student of British International School, Victoria Island before he moved to Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama, to study Business Administration.

While at Oakwood, he developed an interest in music and then got musical instruments which he used in producing beats. He later dropped out of Oakwood to professionally pursue his musical career.


In 2011, Davido relocated to Nigeria to promote his music and rose to stardom after releasing his second single ‘Dami Duro’, which he co-produced with ‘Shizzi’.

Davido co-founded HKN Music with his elder brother, Adewale Adeleke. He also founded Davido Music Worldwide DMW, in 2016. Today, the record label is home to many artists including Mayorkun, Dremo, Peruzzi, and Deinde.


2020 – A Better Time

2019 - A Good Time

2016 – Son of Mercy – EP

2015 – The Baddest

2012 – Omo Baba Olowo


2018 – The Headies, Song of the Year and Best Pop Single (If)

2018 – The Headies, Artiste of the Year

2014 – The Headies, Song of the Year (Aye)

2014 – African Muzik Magazine Awards, Best Male West Africa

2014 – BET Awards, Best International Act: African

2014 – MTV Africa Music Awards, Best Male Artiste of the Year

2014 – African Muzik Magazine Awards, Artist of the Year

2014 - Ghana Music Awards, African Artiste of the Year

2014 – City People Entertainments Awards, Musician of the Year (Male)

2014 – The Headies, Artiste of the Year

2014 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Male Artist of the Year

2014 – Ben TV Awards, Music Video of the Year (Aye)

2014 – Nigeria Music Video Awards, Best Afro Pop Video (Aye)

2014 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Hottest Single of the Year (Aye)

2014 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Collaboration (Gallardo)

2013 – The Headies, Best R&B/Pop Album (Omo Baba Olowo)

2013 – The Headies, Hip Hop World Revelation

2013 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Pop/R&B Artiste of the Year

2012 – The Headies, Next Rated

2012 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Hottest Single of the Year (Dami Duro)

2012 – Best Collabo of the Year, (Carolina ft Saucekid)

2012 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Video by a New Artist, Live Beats Choice (Dami Duro)

2012 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best New Act of the Year

2012 – Channel O Music Video Awards, Most Gifted Newcomer Video of the Year (Dami Duro)

2012 – KORA Awards, Best Newcomer

2011 – Dynamix All Youth, Promising Youth Awards

2011 – Dynamix Youth, Song of the Year (Back When)

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