Controversies and Triumphs: The Many Facets of Davido’s Life

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David Adedeji Adeleke, known professionally as Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Born on November 21, 1992, Davido rose to prominence as one of the most influential Afrobeats artists of the 21st century alongside Burna Boy and Wizkid.

Here’s a comprehensive overview of Davido’s life and career:

Early Life and Music Debut:

  • Davido was born in Atlanta, United States, but raised in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • He made his music debut as a member of the group KB International.
  • Initially studying business administration at Oakwood University, he dropped out to pursue his passion for music, focusing on beat-making and recording vocal references.

Breakthrough and Early Hits:

  • His fame skyrocketed after releasing the hit single “Dami Duro”, which was part of his debut studio album “Omo Baba Olowo” (2012).
  • Other successful singles from the same album include “Back When”, “Ekuro”, “Overseas”, “All of You”, “Gbon Gbon”, and “Feel Alright”.
  • In 2012, he won the Next Rated award at The Headies.

Sony Music Deal and Record Label:

  • In 2016, Davido signed a record deal with Sony Music.
  • He founded his own record label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), where artists like Dremo, Yonda, and Peruzzi are currently signed.
  • His singles “If” and “Fall” gained global attention, with “Fall” becoming the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.

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Album Releases:

  • “A Good Time” (2019): His second studio album, featuring hits like “Assurance”, “Blow My Mind”, and “Risky”.
  • “A Better Time” (2020): His third studio album.
  • “Timeless” (2023): His fourth studio album, which received three Grammy nominations for the song “Unavailable”, “Feel”, and the album itself.

Influence and Advocacy:

  • Davido is a cultural ambassador for Nigeria and a prominent voice for human rights in Africa.
  • He is one of the most-followed African artists on Instagram and Twitter.
  • In 2019, New African magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential Africans.

Controversies and Personal Life:

  • Davido has been involved in several high-profile relationships, resulting in children with different women.
  • His first known baby mama is Sophia Momodu, with whom he shares a daughter named Imade Adeleke. Their relationship was marked by public disputes and legal battles over custody.
  • His second baby mama is Amanda (full name: Amanda Chioma Anu Adeleke), an American woman. They have a daughter named Hailey Veronica Adeleke.
  • In 2019, Davido welcomed his third child, a son named David Ifeanyi Adeleke Jr., with his fiancée, Chioma Rowland.
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Unfortunately Ifeanyi died in a pool after drowning in a pool at the age of 3.

He recently welcomed twins with Chioma.

  • Davido has faced legal challenges, including accusations of assault and breach of contract, but has managed to navigate these controversies and maintain his career.
  • He is passionate about philanthropy and has supported various causes, including education and healthcare.

Despite controversies, Davido remains a beloved figure in the Nigerian music industry, captivating audiences with his energetic performances and hit songs.

His journey continues to unfold, and fans eagerly await his next moves in both music and life.

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