David Adedeji Adeleke pupolarly known by his stage name Davido , was born November 21, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia to Chief Deji and Vero Adeleke.His father is a Nigerian business magnate and his late mother was a university lecturer.He attended the British International School in Lagos. Davido studied Business Administration at Oakwood University ,before he relocated to Nigeria. Davido’s interest in music started during his time at Oakwood University. He bought musical equipments and started making beats, in addition to recording vocal references. He dropped out of Oakwood University when he started getting bad grades and relocated to London where he focused more of his energy towards vocals . In July 2015, Davido earned a music degree from Babcock after his father paid the university to erect a music department for an inaugural class of one. Davido release his first debut studio album, Omo Baba Olowo, in year 2011.
- OMO BABA OLOWO(2012)
- THE BADDEST(2015)
- SON OF MERCY(2017)
On April 6, 2012, Nigerian Entertainment Today reported that Davido signed a ₦30 million endorsement deal with MTN. The deal unveiled him as the face of MTN Pulse, a marketing campaign for Nigerian youths.On October 24, 2013, Pulse reported that Guinness Nigeria signed Davido to an endorsement deal.
As of November 2017, Davido has a total of 33 awards to his name.He is the recipient of a BET Award, a Kora Award, a Channel O Music Video Award, a Ghana Music Award, a Nigeria Music Video Award, 2 MTV Africa Music Awards, 4 African Muzik Magazine Awards, 5 The Headies Awards, 7 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2 Dynamix All Youth Awards. and most recently, MTV Europe Music Award as Best African Act 2017 and MTV Europe Music Award for Best Worldwide Act 2017, one Mobo Award for best Africa Act 2017.
AMOUNT PER SHOW
N5-7 million for local shows and between $20,000-30,000 for shows outside of Nigeria.