David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is one of the most influential artists in Africa. Davido rose to fame after releasing "Dami Duro", the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo. In 2012, Davido won the Next Rated award at The Headies. Between 2013 and 2015, he released a number of hit singles and in January 2016 signed a record deal with Sony Music. He then founded the record label Davido Music Worldwide, to which acts Dremo, Mayorkun, and Peruzzi have been signed. In July 2016, Davido signed a record deal with Sony's RCA Records. In October 2016, he released the 5-track EP Son of Mercy, which was supported by the singles "Gbagbe Oshi", "How Long" and "Coolest Kid in Africa". In April 2017, Davido re-negotiated his contract with Sony due to creative control issues and later that year he released five singles including "If" and "Fall".
|Birth name||David Adedeji Adeleke|
|Born||November 21, 1992, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Genres||Afrobeats, Afro pop music, pop, electropop, dancehall, R&B, reggae|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Labels||Sony, RCA, DMW|
|Associated acts||B-Red, Sina Rambo, Shizzi, Mayorkun, Kiddominant, Peruzzi, Runtown, Olamide, Popcaan|
Known for his Afropop album Omo Baba Olowo, as well as for such singles as "Dami Duro" and "Back When", this American-born Nigerian recording artist and music producer received numerous honors, including a 2012 Kora Award, a 2014 BET Award, and a 2014 MTV Africa Music Award.
He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Nigerian business executive Deji Adeleke and college professor Vero Adeleke. His birth name was David Adedeji Adeleke. He dated model Sira Kante. He and his wife have two daughters and one son.
Before beginning his music career, he studied at Nigeria's British International School and went on to earn a degree in business from Oakwood University in Alabama.
He produced music for his fellow Afrobeat artist Naeto C.
His single "Skelewu" made Premium Times' 2013 list of Top Ten Songs of the Year.
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To wrap it all up, Davido's legacy will continue to inspire generations to come, proving that one person can make a profound impact on the world.
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