Humble beginning of Davido

David Adedeji Adeleke was born on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia. His 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.

Davido 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. Davido dropped out of Oakwood University to pursue music full-time and relocated to London, where he worked on his vocals. After returning to Nigeria in 2011, Davido paused his music career and agreed to honor his father by enrolling at Babcock University.

In July 2015, he graduated from Babcock with a degree in music after his father paid the university to start a music department for an inaugural class of one student.

Albums 4
Omo Baba Olowo (2012)
A Good Time (2019)
A Better Time (2020)
Timeless (2023)

*MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act, 2017
*The Headies Award for Artiste of the Year 2018
*City People Music Award for Best Collabo of the Year2016 · Osinachi (Remix)
*City People Music Award for Popular Song of the Year 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 Hottest Single of the Year 2017
*South African Music Award for Rest of Africa Artist 2020 · A Good Time
*Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Collaboration 2014 · Gallardo
*The Headies Award for Digital Artiste of the Year 2022
*The Headies Humanitarian Award
*Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Celebrity Award – CHOICE Male Artist
*Nigeria Entertainment Award for Male Artist of the Year 2014
*MTV Africa Music Award for Artist of the Year 2014
*Nigerian Entertainment Award for Afropop Male Artist 2017
*Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Pop Artist of the Year 2015
*The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music (Endowed by Infinix) 2017
*City People Music Award for Music Artist of the Year (Male) 2014
*The Headies Award for Song of the Year 2018
*Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Celebrity Award – Top Featured Artist

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Most popular songs
1. Skelewu (2013)
2. Fall (2017)
3. Dami Duro (2011)
4. IF (2017)
5. Aye
6. FIA (2017)
7. Gobe (2014)
8. Assurance
9. The Sound” ft. Uhuru & DJ Buckz
10.Wonder Woman


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