Biography Intro: David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer.
NAME: David Adedeji Adeleke
DATE OF BIRTH: November 21, 1992
PLACE OF BIRTH: Atlanta, Georgia
FATHER: Chief Adedeji Adeleke
MOTHER: Vero Adeleke
OCCUPATION: Song Writer and Musician
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EDUCATION: He attended the British International School in Lagos. Davido studied Business Administration at Oakwood University, Alabama, prior to relocating to Nigeria where he studied Music in Babcock University, Nigeria.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Davido started working on his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo in 2011. He enlisted Jay Sleek, Maleek Berry, GospelOnDeBeatz, Spellz, Dokta Frabz, Mr. Chidoo, Theory Soundz and Shizzi to produce the album. The music of Omo Baba Olowo embodies Afropop and Afrobeat sounds, with an influence of hip hop. The album features guest appearances from Naeto C, Sina Rambo, B-Red, Kayswitch, Ice Prince and 2 Face Idibia. Omo Baba Olowo received generally negative reviews from music critics, who denounced its lyrical content and production. The album won Best R&B/Pop Album and received a nomination for Album of the Year at The Headies 2013. It was also nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
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In early 2013, Davido began recording his second studio album.
On February 25, 2013, he released “Gobe” as the upcoming album’s lead single. the song was produced by Shizzi.
Charles Mgbolu of vanguard commented on the release of the single, saying: “It’s a beautiful song with a tremendous video running along. In Gobe, Davido is beaten up by thugs after winning the girl.
It’s a song that exudes fun from start to finish.”The music video for the single was shot in south Africa by godfather productions.
The song was ranked second on premium times list of the top 10 songs of 2013.
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“Back When” (featuring Naeto C)
“Overseas” (featuring Sina Rambo)
“All of You”
“Feel Alright” (featuring Ice Prince)
“One of a Kind”
“Tchelete (Goodlife)” (featuring Mafikizolo)
“Fans Mi” (featuring Meek Mill)
“Owo Ni Koko”
“The Sound” (featuring Uhuru and DJ Buckz)
“The Money” (featuring Olamide)
“How Long” (featuring Tinashe)
“Coolest Kid in Africa” (featuring Nasty C)
“Pere” (featuring Rae Sremmurd and Young Thug)
“Flora My Flawa”
“Blow My Mind” (featuring Chris Brown)
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HONORS AND AWARDS: Davido is the recipient of 2 BET Awards, a Kora Award, a Channel O Music Video Award, a Ghana Music Award, a Nigeria Music Video Award, 2 MTV Africa Music Awards, 2 African Muzik Magazine Awards, 5 The Headies Awards, 7 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and 2 Dynamix All Youth Awards.