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Davido Net worth



This blog post is based on Davido’s biography, net worth and comparison of Wizkid and Davido net worth

Davido which his real Is “David Adedeji Adeleke” born on November 21, 1992, is an American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer.

Davido was born in Atlanta, US, and raised in Lagos; he made his music debut as a member of the music group KB International.

Davido brief biography

Davido photo back in 2011

Born : November 21, 1992 (age 27)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Birth name : David Adedeji Adeleke

Genres : Afrobeats

Occupation : singer, songwriter and record producer

Active years : 2010 – present

Spouse (S) : chioma

Children : 1

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David Adedeji Adeleke was born on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia. David’s father Adedeji Adeleke is a business magnate and his mother Vero Adeleke was a university lecturer. Davido is the youngest of five siblings and his father’s second-born son.

 He attended the British International School in Lagos and at the age of 16, he moved to Alabama, US, to study business administration at Oakwood University. He bought musical equipment while at Oakwood and started making beats.

He also worked with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo to form the music act KB International. He latter dropped out of Oakwood University to face music full-time and relocated to London, where he worked on his vocals. After returning to Nigeria in 2011, he later paused his music career and agreed to honor his father by continue his education at Babcock University.

With a degree in music after his father paid the university to start a music department for an inaugural class of one student in Ogun state and finally graduated in 2015.

He started working on his first and dream studio album Omo Baba Olowo in 2011. The album’s music is a mixture of Afrobeats and hip hop.

He worked it with many other artist which he feature such like : Jay Sleek, Maleek Berry, GospelOnDeBeatz, Spellz, Dokta Frabz, Mr. Chidoo, Theory Soundz and Shizzi in his album. It received generally negative reviews from music critics, who panned its lyrical content and Davido’s songwriting.

The album won Best R&B/Pop Album and received a nomination for Album of the Year at The Headies 2013. At 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards he was nominated for Best Album of the Year during that Period.

The Naeto C-assisted track “Back When” was released as the album’s lead single on May 7, 2011. The “Back when ” album was produced by him and received frequent airplay.

He told television channel Factory 78 he recorded “Back When” in London. The Clarence Peters-directed music video for “Back When” was uploaded to YouTube on May 9, 2011.

He work on his second single album named  “Dami Duro”, which was released on October 30, 2011, was jointly produced by Davido and Shizzi.

In an interview posted on the NotJustOk website, he said he recorded the song in August of that year. The song was leaked three months after he sent it to some of his friends. The accompanying music video for “Dami Duro” was released on January 8, 2012, during the Occupy Nigeria protests.

His third single album  “Ekuro” was released on January 25, 2012.

Which Its music video was recorded and directed in Miami by Antwan Smith.

The album’s fourth single “Overseas” was released on May 6, 2012; an unfinished version of the song was leaked prior to its official release. The GospelOnDeBeatz-produced track “All of You” was released as the album’s fifth single on September 28, 2012. He told Factory 78 TV he recorded the song with GospelOnDeBeatz after meeting him at a mall.

Davido other songs

In 2013, his songs were One of a kindGobe, and Skelewu.

2014 – Aye, and Tchlete (Goodlife) featuring Mafikizolo.

In 2015 – DodoThe money featuring Olamide, Owonikoko, Fans Mi featuring Meek Mill, and The Sound featuring Uhuru and DJ Buckz.

He released his second album Son of Mercy, EP in Oct. 2016. The album featured Simi, Nasty C, and Tinashe. Its singles are Gbagbe OshiMaga 2 MuguCoolest Kid in AfricaReturn and How Long.

He released IfFallPereFia, and Like dat in 2017.

In 2018, his songs include Flora my flawa, Assurance, Nwa Baby and Wonder Woman.

Davido net worth

According to Forbes Magazine, Davido net worth in dollars is estimated at $16 million. To add, he has a YouTube channel that attracts over 10 million views. His musical career is his primary source of income; but like other famous individuals, Adeleke has additional sources of revenues.

Endorsement projects like the 30 million Naira MTN and 50 million Naira Close Up deals are among some of such ventures contributing to the net worth of Davido.

Davido in his apartment photo from twitter

Davido other business deal

I know some are wondering what is the source of Davido’s wealth? Apart from the issue that he come from a wealthy family, he also has some houses in Nigeria and US.

The young music star has signed some endorsement deal, and he is a brand ambassador to AXE, Travelbeta and some prominent companies like Pepsi, MTN etc.

On April 6, 2012, he was reported to have signed an endorsement deal of N30 million with MTN, the largest mobile network in Africa. He was unveiled as the Face of MTN Pulse, a marketing campaign for youths in Nigeria.

Davido with his private jet

On Oct. 24, 2013, he was also endorsed by Guinness Nigeria where he performed in the company’s ‘World of More Concert’, alongside other top Nigerian Music Artiste like OlamideWizkidTiwa Savage, D’banj and many more.

On May 9, 2018, he was announced to have signed an endorsement deal with Infinix mobile, a Hong-Kong based smartphone manufacturer.

Davido HKN Gang

He come out with a street gang name HKN and bring it up with his brother Adewale Adeleke where by it turn to home for any other artist he signed such as Skales, Tiwa Savage, Naeto C and many more.

Chris Brown Wants To Be Davido’s Groomsman At Upcoming Wedding

Davido DMW

He founded his music label DMW, in 2016 with the full meaning of DAVIDO MUSIC WORLDWIDE  He founded it shortly after signing up with Sony Music. Several top musicians signed under the label imprint. Some of them include: Teli, Peruzi, Mayorkun, Dremo and others.

He is now regarded as one of the charitable celebrities in Nigeria. He is known to always organising competitions and giveaways on social media. He is also in the habit of supporting people who have challenges with their school fees.

Davido and Wizkid net worth comparison

Net Worth report published by London-based research firm, Hooper HQ, has revealed Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as “Davido” is richer than his colleague and rival, Ayo “Wizkid” Balogun.

Davido with Wizkid at a live stage performance

The net worth of both Davido and Wizkid had earlier been disclosed in Hooper’s 2019 Instagram Rich List. Net worth is the value of all non-financial and financial assets owned by a company or an individual. It doesn’t include outstanding liabilities. The list cuts across Celebrity, Beauty, Fashion, Fitness, Food, Lifestyle, Sport and Travel.

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