Davido's Biography: School Dropout Who Changed The Narrative

From dropping out to bagging a BA Degree at Babcock.

By  | Dec 06, 2021, 08:07 AM  | Davido  | Top of The

Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer who was born in the United States. He was known as Baddest and Omo baba Olowo' after his debut studio album, but as time passed, people began to refer to him by his stage name, Davido.

He has been in the industry since 2012, giving him a total of close to 9 years in the game.

Davido has 21.3 million Instagram followers. His YouTube channel is also gaining in popularity. Fall, the hit tune, has received 223 million views so far.

Davido Abuses Chioma

Bloggers claim Davido is an aggressive man with a violent temper who frequently 'beats' Chioma into compliance. Others believe Chioma is physically abusive as well, and that she is to blame for his sprained ankle.

Chioma Rowland, on the other hand, has a different narrative to tell. She slammed claims that she is abused in their relationship.

"I have found pretty alarming the stories of domestic abuse between myself and David and for once feel a need to speak up," Chioma posted on Instagram. Domestic violence and abuse are NEVER JOKES and should never be taken lightly.

In my house, there has never been an episode of abuse. He has never touched me with a finger in his life, and I have never even pushed him.... I'm not sure where these reports originated, but I want to reassure everyone who is concerned, whether fictional or real, that this has never happened and will never happen."

Even after that, it appears that social media is still divided.

Some criticised Davido for being silent about other stories circulating the internet, such as his purported affairs and supposed fourth child. Others pleaded with those who continued to abuse the renowned family to stop.

Davido Accused of Murder

On her Twitter feed, Nigerian investigative journalist Kemi Olunluyo made some severe claims, accusing an unknown person of 'killing' their three pals...

Tweeps, on the other hand, are reading between the lines and speculating that the individual in issue is none other than Davido, Nigeria's most famous musician.

Many assumed she was referring to Davido despite the fact that she did not tag him in her post. Davido did not comment.

The journalist appears to have a lot more information regarding Davido, but are these charges true? Here's where you can find out everything you need to know about it.

Davido Early Life

He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Mr. Adedeji Adeleke, his father, who is regarded as a business mogul in Nigeria and Africa, and his late mother, Mrs. Veronica, who was a university lecturer.

The Adeleke family's other four children were all involved in family enterprises, but Davido was in a different path. He was able to persuade his father to back him in his decision, and he received a lot of help from his family. His father, however, as a businessman, insisted on the significance of education.

Davido Age

David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido, was born on November 21, 1992. He is 29 years old.

Davido Education 

Adedeji went to Lagos' British International School.

As a professor and an artist, the singer had to travel frequently to the United States, the United Kingdom, and Nigeria.

Following graduation, Davido enrolled in Oakwood University to study Business Administration, where he developed a stronger passion for music than others.

Davido left Oakwood University and went to his native Nigeria.

Rather than concentrating only on music, Davido enrolled at Babcock University and earned a Bachelor of Arts Second Class Upper degree in music.

Davido Girlfriend

Davido was married to Sophia Momodu, the mother of his first child, until their divorce in 2014.

They didn't entirely terminate things until their daughter, Imade, was born. At the time, Davido was only 21 years old and Sophia was 26 years old.

Following their breakup, Davido began dating Amanda, an Atlanta-based model with whom he had his second daughter, Hailey.

Sophia and Amanda freely took jabs at each other on social media, sparking a dispute. They've moved on and are now parenting both of their children as a family.

When Amanda and Hailey visited Nigeria, they spent December at the beach with their girls, with Sophia welcoming Amanda into her home.

Davido is now engaged to Chioma Rowland, a University classmate.

The two are alleged to have started dating after the musician split up with Amanda, his second daughter's mother.

Davido Career

Davido has always loved music, but his passion became stronger while he was at Oakwood University.

This was before he dropped out to pursue a career as an independent artiste, making beats and recording vocal references. He bought instruments to start working as an independent artist while at Oakwood University because of his musical position and desire.

Because of his academics, the Aye singer dropped out and moved to Nigeria, where he focused only on his music career. Omo Baba Olowo, the singer's debut studio album, was released in July 2012 on the HKN Music Record Label.

He worked with other big name producers including Jay Sleek, Spellz, and Maleek Berry on his album as an executive producer. Sina Rambo, Ice Price, Kay Switch, B-Red, 2 Face, and Naeto C were among the artists included on his album.

On the song All I Want, he collaborated with Russ, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, novelist, and record producer. The video has received over 5 million views.

Working with foreign bands became regular procedure for Davido's music's growth and sales. He collaborated with Chris Brown on Blow My Mind and the song Fabulous Numbers, which has 71 million views on YouTube, demonstrating his constancy.

Davido also collaborated with Nasty C, a South African star rapper, on his Juice Back remix, in which he rants about being robbed in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Davido is a well-known figure in the African music scene. Davido was a panelist on The Roast of AKA and also appeared on Nick Cannon's Wild 'n Out.

He has collaborated with artists such as Meek Mill, an American rapper, and Young Thug, an American trap music sensation.

In January 2016, Davido revealed on Twitter that he had struck a deal with Sony Music, and Davido Music Worldwide was formed shortly after.

The record company has signed singers such as Dremo, Mayorkunm Yonda, and Peruzzi, who are among the country's hottest up-and-comers. After that, the songwriter obtained a deal with Sony's RCA Records.

Following his contract, Davido began production on his five-track EP, which included some of his biggest hits, including Gbagbe Oshi, How Long, and Coolest Kid in Africa. As a result of creative control difficulties, Davido renegotiated his contract with Sony.

Davido recorded five singles in that year as a result of getting the contract he wanted, including Fall, which became a club success and a big smash hit.

In 2017, "Fall" became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history. In the same year, he released "If," which quickly became a radio and streaming hit.

In November of 2020, he released his second studio album, A Good Time. The record was backed up by previously released mega tunes, and it was immediately incredible. On the album, Risky became one of his most popular tracks.

Killa by Teyana and Davido is one of the songs that has received a lot of positive feedback from fans.

Davido's latest album A Better Time, featured another scorching collaboration with Nicki Minaj.

Davido Endorsements

Davido is renowned for being a powerful figure in society, and as a result, he gets approached by brands from all over the world.

The musician is an AXE brand ambassador, has signed with Travelbeta, and collaborates with well-known firms like as MTN and Pepsi.

MTN, one of Africa's largest mobile network providers, signed the musician to a N30 million agreement. He went on to become the face of MTN Pulse, a youth-oriented campaign in Nigeria.

Guinness Nigeria has backed Davido. He was given the opportunity to play at Guinness' World of More concert, where he shared the stage alongside Wizkid, D'banj, and Tiwa Savage, among others.

On the 9th of May in 2018, Davido secured an endorsement contract with Infinix Mobile, a Hong Kong-based smartphone maker, as he rose up the ranks of global impact with his music.

Davido Controversy

When the rapper missed his flight to London in 2014, the Nigerian Immigration Services were heavily chastised by him. The musician claimed that immigration officials were harassing him for money.

The rapper made headlines again in 2015 when the Vanguard newspaper revealed that Sophie was fighting for custody of their child. The Adeleke family was accused of separating her from her kid in order to flee Nigeria.

In Sandton, South Africa, the musician was involved in an armed robbery. Davido was robbed of an estimated $55,000 in cash, as well as two of his Rolex watches, at the scene.

Davido Net Worth 

Davido is one of Nigeria's wealthiest musicians.

He is well-known for his philanthropic contributions to society, including assisting students who are unable to pay their own school fees and families with special needs.

Davido was frequently chastised on social media for his net worth, with some claiming that he amassed his fortune through his father, the owner of Babcock University.

However, his gigs throughout the world have demonstrated that he is genuinely making his own money - through songs and endorsements.

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself with $40 million?

This is exactly what Davido does with his. He is a true believer in bling, travel, and giving back to society.

Adeleke is also known for his popular social media challenges, in which he gives away money from time to time.

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