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Davido net Worth & Biography

Davido has established himself as one of the finest music performers in Nigeria, Africa, and the world as a result of his chart-topping blockbuster tunes and intrigue around his extraordinary personal life.

The self-proclaimed OBO (Omo Baba Olowo) has risen to prominence as a solo artist — here’s how he did it.

Davido is unlike any other selling artist in Nigeria in the twenty-first century, therefore it’s unsurprising that he’s atop the list of the country’s top ten richest musicians.

However, music is not the sole source of revenue for the Nigerian musician, who is estimated to be worth $70 million by 2022.

This article will educate you about Davido’s net worth and how he become so wealthy.

We’ll walk you through everything, beginning with his early years.

Davido’s Net Worth and Career.

Davido’s net worth is predicted to be $70 million dollars as of 2022. The following are the best moments in Davido’s career thus far:

  • The Headies Award for Artiste of the Year 2018
  • MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act 2017
  • BET Award for Best International Act 2018
  • BET Award for Best International Act: Africa 2014
  • The Headies Award for Best Pop Single 2018
  • MTV Africa Music Award for Best Male 2015, 2014
  • Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Collaboration 2014 · Gallardo
  • City People Music Award for Best Collabo of the Year 2016 · Osinachi (Remix)
  • Nigeria Entertainment Award for Male Artist of the Year 2014
  • City People Music Award for Popular Song of the Year 2017
  • Nigerian Entertainment Award for Afropop Male Artist 2017
  • MTV Africa Music Award for Artist of the Year 2014
  • Nigerian Entertainment Award for Best Single 2017
  • Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Pop Artist of the Year 2015
  • City People Music Award for Music Artist of the Year (Male) 2014
  • Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Celebrity Award – CHOICE Male Artist 2015
  • The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Music 2017
  • The Headies Award for Song of the Year 2018
  • Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Celebrity Award – Top Featured Artist 2015
  • The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Music 2017
  • The Headies Award for Song of the Year 2018
  • Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Celebrity Award – Top Featured Artist 2015

Biography of Davido

David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), usually referred to as Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

His father Adedeji Adeleke is a business magnate and one of Nigeria’s wealthiest men, while his mother Vero Adeleke was a Babcock University lecturer.

Vero, his mother, died in 2003 at the young age of 39 from unknown causes. Davido is the youngest of five siblings and the second son of his father.

He attended the British International School in Lagos and traveled to Alabama, United States of America, when he was sixteen years old to pursue business administration at Oakwood University.

Davido began producing beats while he was a student at Oakwood.

The Music Career of Davido


In 2011, Davido began production on his self-titled debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo. The music on the album is a fusion of Afrobeats and hip hop.

Davido produced the album alongside Jay Sleek, Maleek Berry, Shizzi, and others. Naeto C, Sina Rambo, Ice Prince, and 2 Face Idibia all make cameo appearances on the album.

It drew a barrage of criticism from music journalists, who lambasted the song’s lyrical content and Davido’s lyrics.

However, the album won Best R&B/Pop Album and was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2013 Headies.

It was also nominated for the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards’ Best Album of the Year.

On May 7, 2011, the album’s debut single, “Back When,” featuring Naeto C, was released.

It was produced by Davido and earned positive reviews from Nigerians. The music video for “Back When,” directed by Clarence Peters, was published to YouTube on May 9, 2011.

Davido released the Shizzi-produced track “Gobe” on February 25, 2013. It was named number two on the Premium Times’ list of the year’s top ten songs.

Godfather Productions shot the music video for “Gobe” in South Africa.

Tebza of Godfather Productions recorded and directed the video for shizzi’s “Unique.” It depicts a united Africa awash with culture and song.

On August 13, 2013, “Skelewu” was released. It was named fifth on Premium Times’ 2013 selection of the year’s top ten songs.

On 18 August 2013, Davido promoted “Skelewu” by uploading to YouTube an instructional dance video directed by Jassy Generation.

The debut of the video coincided with the announcement of a “Skelewu” dancing competition.

On February 1, 2014, Davido released the T-Spize-produced song “Yes.” Clarence Peters directed the video for the song, which was released on February 7, 2014.

Davido’s community-oriented tune “Tchelete (Goodlife)” was released on April 30, 2014, in collaboration with South African group Mafikizolo.

Oskido and Shizzi produced it, then MTN’s Play and Callertunez platforms appropriated it.

Davido collaborated with Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz, and Tiwa Savage on “Africa Rising” in June 2014, a song that served as the theme song for DStv’s eponymous campaign encouraging Africans to participate in network-based social investment initiatives.

Davido released the trap song “Fans Mi” in June 2015 with assistance from Meek Mill. He teased viewers with audio clips and behind-the-scenes photographs of the video before to its release.

Davido’s 20-track album ‘The Baddest’ was originally scheduled for release in June 2015 but was delayed until October 10 of that year.

The record was delayed two days prior to this date due to an unnamed partnership’s interest in distributing it.

Shizzi, Del B, Spellz, J Fem, Don Jazzy, Puffy Tee, Uhuru, Kiddominant, and Young John were all contributing elements to The Baddest.

Additionally, guest musicians such as P-Square, Don Jazzy, Runtown, Uhuru, DJ Buckz, Akon, Meek Mill, Wale, and Trey Songz were scheduled to appear.

In January 2016, he revealed via Twitter that he had secured a record deal with Sony Music, boosting Davido’s current net worth.

His declaration elicited a range of responses. The record label issued a press release confirming the agreement.

Davido’s arrangement with Sony calls for the publication of two albums and grants him the right to maintain ownership of his music and performances.

Davido founded the record company Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) shortly after signing with Sony.

The label is now home to Dremo, Mayorkun, Yoda, Peruzzi, Asa Asika, SirBanko, and Idowest, among others.

Davido’s net worth climbed dramatically when he got a record deal with RCA Records in July 2016.

He released the five-track EP Son of Mercy in October 2016, which was preceded by the singles “Gbagbe Oshi,” “How Long,” and “Coolest Kid in Africa.”

Simi, Tinashe, and Nasty C all make appearances on the EP. Each of his tracks is available for download on any of the biggest music websites in Nigeria.

At the 2017 MOBO Awards, Davido was named Best African Act. On February 17, 2017, he released “If.” Tekno produced the music, which he secretly composed for Davido.

The Recording Industry of South Africa certified the song as a diamond, denoting 200,000 unit shipments.

On June 2, 2017, Davido released “Fall.” It samples a line from the track “Dun Talking” by Kojo Funds.

“Fall” was certified platinum by the South African Recording Industry, was one of the top-100 Shazam searches in America in January 2019, and was a top-10 Shazam record in New York.

It became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history in February 2019.

“Fall” was ranked 163 on Pitchfork’s list of the 2010s’ 200 Best Songs.

The accompanying music video for “Fall” was directed by Daps, a British video director born in Nigeria.

The video surpassed 100 million views in December 2018, becoming the most-viewed video by a Nigerian artist on YouTube.

On November 10, 2017, Davido released “Fia.” The song was produced by Fresh VDM and marketed as a neo-highlife single.

Davido discusses his arrest and Caroline Danjuma’s role in creating the allegation that he was implicated in Tagbo Umenike’s killing in the ensuing verse.

At The Headies 2018, “Fia” was nominated for Best Pop Single and Song of the Year.

Davido won Best African Act at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards, outperforming all other Worldwide Act nominees.

Davido sold out the O2 Brixton Academy venue in February 2018 with performances of “Gobe”, “Fans Mi”, “Skelewu”, “Yes”, “If”, “Fall”, and “Fia”.

On April 30, 2018, Davido released “Assurance,” which samples Paw’s “Big deal Biggie.”

Speroach Beatz produced the song, which has been described as a love track. He dedicated the song to his girlfriend and published it on the occasion of her 23rd birthday.

Meji Alabi directed the accompanying music video for “Assurance.”

Davido took up the award for Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards, making him the first African artist to receive the title on the big stage.

Davido played at the Made in America Festival in September 2018 alongside Meek Mill, Post Malone, and Fat Joe.

Prior to the festival, he played at Boston’s House of Blues as part of his August-September “The Locked Up Tour.”

Davido became the first African musician to sell out London’s O2 Arena in January 2019, becoming the first solo African artist to do so.

Idris Elba introduced him in front of a crowd, and he performed some of his chart-topping tunes with backing band The Compozers.

Mayorkun, Peruzzi, Idowest, Dremo, Yonda, Tomi Agape, and Zlatan all performed additional songs during the show.

“Take My Breath Away,” featuring Chris Brown, was released on July 26, 2019. Shizzi produced the track, which was originally intended to serve as the album’s lead single.

“Take My Breath Away” features lyrics about a young lady who briefly steals Davido’s breath.

The video surpassed Wizkid’s “Fever” and “Come Closer” to become the fastest-growing Nigerian music video to reach one million views in 11 hours.

Additionally, it became the Nigerian music video with the most views within the first 24 hours of its debut.

On October 23, 2019, “Risky” was released.

It features guest vocals from Popcaan, who invited Davido to appear on his 2018 track “Dun Rich.”

Meji Alabi directed the music video for “Risky,” which pays homage to the criminal drama television program Top Boy.

A Good Time, Davido’s sophomore studio album, was released on November 22, 2019.

The album features the hits “If,” “Fall,” “Assurance,” “Take My Breath Away,” and “Risky.”

A Good Time was recorded in Atlanta by Davido. Except for the tunes on A Good Time, the album was produced entirely by Nigerian producers. Davido, his father, and a model of his mother are featured on the album’s cover image.

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