Davido came into limelight in 2011 after his popular song “Back When” features Nigerian rapper Naeto C. The song became an instant hit and was well received by music lovers all around Africa. He followed up with another Dami duro in October. After dropping his popular song Dami Duro his popularity skyrocketed making him one of the most loved Nigerian Afro pop singer today. Since then it has been hits and banger singles such as Aye, skelewu, overseas and Gobe.
Born into the family of Mr Deji and Mrs Vero Adeleke in Atlanta, Georgia, United States Of America, Davido, lost his beloved mother, Dr Vero Adeleke in 2003.
The MTN Brand ambassador started music production at the age of 13 while he was in uSA and was a member of a musical group called the KB international. He did a lot on his musical talent before moving finally to Nigeria.
According to him, after teaching himself several music production lessons in different studios, he started digging into the world of music while in high school. With his eyes focused on his goal, he started working with different artists in Nigeria namely NPZ, Dammy Krane among others.
He has worked with popular Afro-music stars like Wizkid, Ice Prince, Tuface, Naeto C, Olamide, Lynxxx and Skales.
Davido began his education at the popular British international School Lagos, and proceeded to Oakwood University to study business administration but had to move back to Nigeria and went further to attain a degree from Babcock University.
He is not only a good singer but also a father. In May 2015, he had a daughter with is Ex- girlfriend Sophia Momodu.
The young millionaire who has worked with Mafikizolo on tchelete, diamond platinum on number one and other Nigerian artists such as Tiwa, Lola, Sarkodie and micasa has bagged several recognitions and awards. Some of his achievements include:
2014 Nigerian Entertainment Award “Aye” Hottest Single of the Year
2014 Nigerian Entertainment Award Male Artist of the Year
2014 Nigerian Entertainment Award Best Collaboration (RunTown featuring Davido -“Gallardo)
2013 Nigerian Entertainment Award Best Pop/R&B Artiste of the Year
2012 Nigerian Entertainment Award “Dami Duro” Hottest Single of the Year
2012 Nigerian Entertainment Award Best New Act of the Year
2012 Nigerian Entertainment Award Best Collabo of the Year
(Sauce Kid featuring Davido) – “Carolina”
The Headies 2013 Next Rated
The Headies 2013 Best R&B/Pop Album
The Headies 2014 Hip Hop World Revelation
The Headies 2014 Song of the Year “Aye”
The Headies 2014 Artiste of the year
City People Entertainment Award 2014 – Musician of The Year (Male)
Ghana Music Award 2014 – African Artiste of The Year
Nigeria Music Video Award 2012- Best Video By A New Artiste
(Live Beats Choice) Damiduro
Nigeria Music Video Award 2014 Best Afro Pop Video
Channel O Music Video Awards 2012 Most Gifted Newcomer Video of the Year
MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 – Best Male
African Muzik Magazine Awards 2014 – Artist of the Year
African Muzik Magazine Awards 2014 Best Male West Africa
Dynamix All Youth Awards 2011 Song of the Year “Back When”
Dynamix All Youth Awards 2011 – Promising Youth Artiste
Ben TV Awards 2014 Music Video of the Year
BET Awards 2014 Best International Act: Africa
Kora Awards 2012 Best Newcomer Award