Have you ever wondered, what is Davido net worth? In this article, we look at this and a lot more about one of the most prominent musicians from Africa. He has been in the game for about ten years. Take a tour of his expensive lifestyle and the story behind his wealth and fame.
Davido comes from money. He frequently calls himself OBO, which stands for "Omo Baba Olowo." this can be translated as "The son of a wealthy man. The celebrity does not just sing about the lifestyle of the rich and famous; he lives it.
- Davido full name: David Adedeji Adeleke
- DOB: November 21, 1992
- Davido age: 27 years
- Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
- Genre: Afrobeats
- Occupations: Singer, songwriter, producer
- Instruments: Vocals
- Labels: Sony, RCA, DMW
- Website: iamdavido.com
How does Davido make his money?
This millionaire earns his money through endorsements and record label deals. He inked a $1 million contract with Sony Music and has signed numerous endorsement deals with companies such as MTN, Guinness, and Infinix. Forbes estimated his net worth to be around $16 million.
He just cannot get enough of luxury SUVs. Some of the toys in his impressive collection include a Bentley truck, a Range Rover, a Mercedes, a Porsche, and a Rolls Royce.
READ ALSO: Who is currently the richest woman in Africa?
OBO purchased a piece of the exclusive Banana Island, which has a pristine view of the Lagos Lagoon. His history with the Banana Island stretches back to his grandfather, Chief Adebayo Adeleke. The Chief was significantly involved in making the Banana Island an attractive investment opportunity in Lagos.
Davido's house is named after the powerful Medici family of Florence who ruled during the Renaissance period.
The five-bedroom apartment is equipped with a personal elevator. The kitchen has an eye-catching light piece whose light is reflected by the elegant granite countertops. It is also equipped with state of the art appliances from Bosch. When the time to eat comes, they dine on chairs encrusted with the Bentley logo.
He also has another 40 Million Naira house found in Lekki, Lagos, and another one in Atlanta.
Davido private jet
His father bought him a private jet. Thanks to his sister, fans got a sneak peek of their baby in the sky. It has a bed, three large sofas, and plenty of seats to transport his friends and family wherever they want to go.
His songs like Fall and If have over 100 million views and the rest of his hits range in the tens of millions. He started his musical journey at Oakwood University, where he bought production equipment and started making beats.
After a trip to the UK, he began focusing more on his vocals, which would propel him to stardom. Wande Coal and Don Jazzy are some of those who mentored him as he was perfecting his craft. Some of Davido best songs include Skelewu, Aye, FIA, and Fans Mi, which opened him up to the US market. If you are wondering who wrote If by Davido? Well, it was produced and ghostwritten by Tekno.
Davido new song featuring Popcaan is an example of the kind of musicians he works with. He has worked with Meek Mill, Tiwa Savage, Jeremih, and Mafikizolo, just to mention a few.
- Omo Baba Olowo (2012)
- Son of Mercy (2016)
- A Good Time (2019)
READ ALSO: Mzansi rapper Cassper Nyovest: "I wish I was from Nigeria"
He has been awarded and won several awards. OBO was crowned the 2018 BET Award for Best International Act. He has won MTV Africa Music Awards, Kora Awards, and Channel O Music Video Awards. He is also a 7-time winner of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards and an 8-time winner of The Headies Awards.
Parents and family life
His mother was Vero Imade Adeleke, and she was a musician like her son. She named her band David's Band, after her young son. Unfortunately, she passed on in 2003 aged 39.
Is Davido the only son of his father? No, he is the youngest of five siblings and the second-born son.
Is Davido related to Dangote?
It is thought that the two are related, but that is not true. In an interview with The Fader magazine, Davido said that Aliko Dangote was his godfather. Davido relationship with Dangote revolves around the church. Dangote is good friends with his billionaire father, who is also very religious.
Is Davido an Igbo?
He is from Yoruba descent but created an online buzz after claiming to be Igbo because Igbos are winning.
He has three children. Aurora Imade Adeleke is named after his late mother. He also has Hailey Veronic Adeleke and David Adedeji Adeleke Jr, respectively, with three different baby mama's.
He has been in a serious relationship with Chioma Avril Rowland despite them having ups and downs like unfollowing each other after rumours that he had gotten another woman pregnant. Fans are rooting for the couple to work things out.
Interpol in Dubai allegedly arrested Ray Hushpuppi. In 2017, Davido could not pay his tab at a club after drinking an insane amount of alcohol because of issues with his card. After Ray got word about this situation, he went to the same club the next day and spent N 11.5 million just to stick it to Davido.
He also posted the receipt online and made several jabs at the famous musician. Davido clapped back, and a back and forth of insults ensued on Snapchat.
Davido's star keeps shining brighter as he grows in status and wealth. His latest collaborations with artists like Chris Brown are an indicator of better days ahead. This charismatic and talented musician is one to watch.
- Toya Delazy bio: age, real name, parents, songs, albums, profile
- Popular African musician Wizkid opens up about his vision for Africa
- List of the 10 best DJ academies and DJ courses in South Africa 2020