How Old Is Davido Now In Real Life? His Musical Career So Far

Davido
Davido

Born November 21, 1992, David Adedeji Adeleke, aka, Davido is a well-known Nigerian-American singer. David gains fame by releasing “Dami Duro,” the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012). He won the Next Rated award at The Headies in 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, the famous singer released several hit singles. And he also signed a record deal with Sony Music in 2016. He is also the founder of the record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), to which acts Dremo, Mayorkun, Peruzzi, and Liya have been signed. He released the 5-track EP album Son of Mercy, which was supported by the singles “Gbagbe Oshi,” “How Long,” and “Coolest Kid in Africa.”

The famous singer has been famously referred to as ‘The king of modern-day afrobeat.’ Good, supported by singles such as “Blow My Mind.” His third album, A Beter Time released on 13 November 2020. He is the second most followed African on Instagram.

Early Life Of Davido

He was born on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia. The singer’s father, Adedeji Adeleke, is a business magnate, and his mother, Vero Adeleke, was a university lecturer. He is the youngest of five siblings in his family and his father’s second-born son. [13][14] He finished schooling at the British International School in Lagos, Nigeria. And at the age of 16, the singer moved back to the US to study business administration at Oakwood University in Alabama.

The singer bought musical equipment with him while at Oakwood and started making beats. Devado also worked with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo to form the music act KB International. He completed his graduation from Babcock with a degree in music in July 2015. His father paid the university to start a music department for an inaugural class of one student.

Davido
Davido

He was born on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia. The singer’s father, Adedeji Adeleke, is a business magnate, and his mother, Vero Adeleke, was a university lecturer. He is the youngest of five siblings in his family and his father’s second-born son. [13][14] He finished schooling at the British International School in Lagos, Nigeria. And at the age of 16, the singer moved back to the US to study business administration at Oakwood University in Alabama.

The singer bought musical equipment with him while at Oakwood and started making beats. Devado also worked with his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo to form the music act KB International. He completed his graduation from Babcock with a degree in music in July 2015. His father paid the university to start a music department for an inaugural class of one student.

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Davido Musical Career

2011–2012: Omo Baba Olowo

The famous singer started working on his debut album Omo Baba Olowo in 2011. It is a mixture of Afrobeats and hip hop. The singer worked with Jay Sleek, Maleek Berry, GospelOnDeBeatz, Spellz, Dokta Franz, Mr. Chidoo, Theory Soundz, and Shizzi to produce the album. The debut album features guest appearances from Naeto C, Sina Rambo, B-Red, Kayswitch, Ice Prince, and 2 Face Idibia. The album generally had negative reviews from music critics, praising its lyrical content and Davido’s songwriting. Still, the album won Best R&B/Pop Album and received a nomination for Album of the Year at The Headies 2013. In 2013, Omo Baba Olowo was also nominated for Best Album of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

On May 7, 2011, the lead single album Naeto C-assisted track “Back When” was released. The album was produced by Davido and received frequent airplay. The famous singer told television channel Factory 78 he recorded “Back When” in London. On May 9, 2011, Clarence Peters-directed music video for “Back When” was uploaded to YouTube. In an interview posted on the NotJustOk website(a Nigerian music download website), the singer said he recorded the song in August of that year. But somehow, the song was leaked three months after he sent it to some of his close friends.

His third single in the album “Euro” was released on January 25, 2012. The album music video was recorded and directed in beautiful Miami by Antwan Smith(film director). Aramide, a famous Nigerian singer, released a soulful rendition of the song. On May 6, 2012, the album’s fourth single, “Overseas,” was officially released. An unfinished version of the song was leaked before its official release. The GospelOnDeBeatz-produced track “All of You” was released as the album’s fifth single on September 28, 2012.

Standalone releases, The Baddest and Son of Mercy

The famous singer Davido released the Shizzi-produced track “Globe” on February 25, 2013. The album was soon ranked second on Premium Times’ list of the Top 10 songs of 2013. In a review, Charles Mgbolu officially said the song “exudes fun from start to finish.” The official music video for “Gobe” was recorded in South Africa by Godfather Productions. The famous singer also announced on Twitter “One of a Kind” would be officially released on May 13, 2013. The song was also produced by none other than Shizzi.

Davido’s Net worth

The famous singer’s net worth was estimated to be around $25 million in 2020. As of January 2021, Davido’s net worth is still estimated to be $25 million, increasing to Davido’s net worth, which was estimated to be $16 million in 2019. The famous singer, aside from coming from a wealthy family in South Africa, is a real hustler who wishes to make his own money and name and not depend solely on his father’s wealth.

There is plenty of wonder about the source of Davido’s wealth, while some link his wealth and fame to his father. However, Davido has worked to make himself rich as he has known to have bagged many endorsement deals on his hand.
The famous American business magazine Forbes listed Davido as one of the African artists who produces and releases songs that top differents charts.

The famous magazine has also released a list of songs that have consistently topped the charts and defined several cultural moments for Africans on the continent and the diaspora. Endorsements also have something to do as he had worked with many high-profile brands, including MTN and Guinness Nigeria.

Davido
Davido

Endorsement Deal

The famous singer is a brand ambassador to many multi-million companies such as AXE, Travelbeta, Pepsi, MTN, etc. Besides this, Davido is reaping the fruit of his relentless labor in the studio as many multi-million companies are ready to assign an endorsement deal with the singer. Davido signed an endorsement deal worth N30 million with MTN, the largest mobile network in Africa, on April 6, 2012. The singer was later unveiled as the face of MTN Pulse, a marketing campaign for youths in Nigeria.

Guinness company endorsed the famous singer, where he performed in the “World of More Concert, ” alongside other high-profile top Nigerian music artists like Olamide, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, D’banj, and many more. Davido also officially announced an endorsement deal with Infinix mobile, a Hong-Kong based smartphone manufacturer, in May 2018.

Other sources of Davido’s Income

The famous singer’s primary source of income, without any doubt, is from music; he charges big bucks for his performances and shows. It has helped him to increase his net worth. For the shows in the local area, the singer charges between N10-N40 million, while for performances out of his country, he earns between $1000 000 – $200,000, a considerable amount to increase his net worth. He is a well-known musician, attends more than 40 shows annually. When you multiply the number of shows mentioned by the cash figure he has collected, you see that Davido’s hard work equals his net worth.

The famous singer garners over 663 million views on his videos on his official YouTube page, a platform that has increased his income and original net worth. He is also founded his music label DMW in 2016, shortly after signing a deal with Sony Music. Davido’s first major signing in DMW was Mayorkun. His DMW became another of his source of income.

In the DMW, even though the famous singer is making his money and increasing his net worth, he has also helped raised many talented musicians in Africa. While speaking about DMW, Davido said, “people fail to understand you can’t be on top forever; having these artists in life helps me stay afloat and be current with new stuff.”

To be clear, the famous singe is a young and talented musician whose net worth is due to his unrelenting hard work in the music industry and not linked to his father’s wealth and popularity as assumed by some persons.

Davido’s Lifestyle

The famous singer, with a net worth of over $25 million, is known for his luxurious and expensive lifestyle. David constantly boasts of flashy and costly belongings. On his official Instagram handles, one time, he shared a picture of his family’s private jet on social media, which attracted many reactions from both fans and haters. Due to his net worth and lives his luxury life to the fullest, Davido once bought Rolex watches for his two daughters at the cost of 30 million naira each ($80,000), bringing the total to 60 Million Naira. He equally ostentatious Rolex watch he bought for his PA Santusgee in Dubai. Santee did not take the time to announce it on Instagram.

How old is the famous Nigerian-American singer Davido?

The famous singer Davido was born on November 21, 1992, and is currently 28 years old. He would turn 29 upcoming November.

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