David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known by his stage name as Davido is a famous Nigerian singer, songwriter, recording artiste, stage performer, model and a philanthropist. He was born on 21st November 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America to Chief Deji and Vero Adeleke. He is currently 25 years old. His father is a billionaire and Nigerian business magnate while his late mother was a university lecturer.
Davido is originally from Ogun State in the western part of Nigeria. Davido completed his primary school education in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. After which he returned to Nigeria with his family and attended the British International College in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria and obtained his Senior School Certificate.
After completing his secondary school education, Davido proceeded to Oakwood University to study Business Administration but could not complete his studies because of his interest in music. In 2011, Davido was admitted to Babcock University in Ogun State, Nigeria and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music.
In 2011, Davido became highly famous in Nigeria after releasing the hit single “Dami Duro” a music that brought him to limelight. The music was well received throughout Nigeria. On 7th May 2011, Davido produced and released his first debut studio album “Back When” with hit single like “Dami Duro”. The album sold million copies in Nigeria and abroad. The singles from the album where topping at the MTV charts as of 2011.
On 25th February 2013, Davido released his second debut studio album with hit single like “Gobe” and “One of a Kind”. The singles from the second album where trending and received massive acceptance globally. The singles from the second album were ranked second on Premium Times list of the Top 10 songs of 2013. Davido is also a co-owner of the record label “HKN”.
Davido has produced songs for Naeto C, Skales and Tiwa Savage, In April 2012, Davido signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria worth millions of naira. On 23rd October 2013, Davido signed a contract endorsement deal with Guinness Nigeria worth millions and performed at the Guinness World of More concert.
In December 2015, Davido and his babymama, Sophia Momodu, were in a fight over the custody of their daughter Imade Adeleke. Davido has received a total of 29 awards from 74 nominations. He has received Bet Awards, Kora Awards and Channel O Awards.
Davido has also received Ghana Music Awards, Nigeria Music Video Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, Magazine Awards, African Muzik Awards, The Headies Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, City People Entertainment Awards and Dynamix All Youth Awards. In 2017, Davido created history by winning the MOBO awards for Best African Act in the United States of America. Davido is the only Nigeria celebrity that has received the highest number of awards all through his musical career.
Davido is currently one of the richest and most influential artiste in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $14.5 million.
davido married to chioma
Davido has decided to formalize his relationship with his assurance beauty queen Chioma Rowland popularly known as Chef Chi as he was accompanied by his family on a visit to Chioma’s family to formalize their marriage rites and ensure proper marriage introduction.
Davido who was so excited about the whole thing went to his official Instagram handle and share the news with his 15.5 million followers that come 2020 he will be tying the knot with his heart throb Chioma Rowland as he wrote; “first of all introduction”.
He shared pictures of his introduction ceremony with Chioma’s family, asking friends to get set for the big event. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Davido had posted a group photo on Twitter captioned “First of all Introduction” with a wedding and champagne emoji at the end. Fans have taken to his account to congratulate the A-list artist on the new development. NAN reports that the singer recently disclosed his intentions to marry Chioma Rowland on a question and answer session #AskDavido with his fans on Twitter. Davido also took the opportunity to dismiss rumors of a breakup, saying that Chioma deleted her Instagram account to focus on her cooking show.
It will be recalled that Davido put Chioma in the family way a few months ago. And contrary to popular opinion, people gossipped that Chioma will be categorized as one of Davido’s baby mamas, but Davido decided to do it right with Chioma and seek her family’s consent to ask for her hand in marriage.
Chioma who has been away from social media because of her pregnancy has been with Davido on his many trips and concerts around the globe.
According to reliable source, Chioma was recently hospitalized and almost lost her pregnancy due to some unforeseen complications. After surviving the near loss of her unborn child, Chioma and Davido decided to involve their families. Davido reportedly visited Chioma’s family to officially declare his interest in getting married to her.
The family at first opposed the union but could not do much when they learned that Chioma was already pregnant for the Skelewu crooner. They granted consent to the marriage and Davido out of excitement shared photos of the visit on his official Instagram handle.
Davido and Chioma Welcomes A Baby Boy
Davido and his betrothed wife Chioma Rowland also known as Chef Chi has welcomed a bouncing baby boy. The DMW boss Davido and his fiancée Chioma Rowland also known as Chef Chi welcomes a bouncing baby boy few days after their introduction ceremony.
Popular Nigerian Journalist Dr. Kemi Olunloyo who is also a close friend to the couple broke the news on twitter and sent a congratulatory message to the couple and promised to visit soon, as she wrote;
“Congrats to Chioma on the birth of your baby boy. I will come and visit you this weekend,” she tweeted
In the course of all these rumours, Davido has announced that he will tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend next year in a big ceremony that will even have the president in attendant.
The popular but controversial Journalist, Kemi Olunloyo last month alleged in a tweet that Davido’s fiancée Chioma was pregnant and due to give birth anytime soon and even asked Davido to marry the young chef.
According to her words;
“Since Chioma is giving birth next month, I suggest you should marry her period! She was dating you before all the baby mamas anyway and will probably give you the son that you have been longing for. I have 3 sons out of wedlock and wished I was married before having kids” she tweeted.
Though rumours went wild early June in year 2019 that Davido has put Chioma in a family way, Chioma later denied the claims when the rumours won’t stop spreading. However, reacting to the news, the reported expectant mother Chioma laughed it off and stated that the picture circulating all over the internet was photoshopped from her friend’s body.
However, it has fully been confirmed that Chioma was indeed pregnant as earlier reported, as the controversial Journalist in her latest tweet has alleged that Chioma has given birth to a baby boy.