Davido

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Davido (born David Adeleke) is a performing and recording artiste and also a music producer.

Davido was born in Atlanta GA, USA on November 21st to Mr. And Mrs. Adeleke and attended The British International School, Lagos. Travelling between the USA, the UK and Nigeria, Davido has experienced different cultures but still stays true to his roots and this is evident in his music and the people he considers his biggest influences musically, which include Don Jazzy, 2 Face idibia, Sound Sultan and Wande Coal.

Though Davido started music professionally a year ago, he has been performing and making music since the age of 11. Now 18, he has set up a record label called HKN Music, jointly owned by Davido and Ade, his older brother. The saying “If you want something done, do it yourself” is what led the brothers start the label as Davido believes that as a producer and recording artiste, he would be in the best position to create music that suits his style. When asked to choose an ideal producer to work with, he responded “...myself, because I know what I want exactly!” He is however quick to mention that he would definitely be excited to work with Sarz, Jaysleek and/or Don Jazzy.

In a short space of time, Davido has developed a huge fan base (14 to 28 year olds) in Nigeria, the US and the UK and the young fresh talent’s first single “Back When” featuring Naeto C, is enjoying massive media attention and airplay online, on radio and TV. In his own words, his greatest reward so far is “having my family and friends support my dream. I can’t ask God for more”. Within no time Davido took us by storm when he released Dami Duro, which has been said to be one of Nigerians top hits ever made. Without a doubt, dami duro has become a leading club song as well as one of radios most played.

Without wasting much time, Davido and his management team, in collaboration with Clarence Peters, put together a first-class, never seen before type video, to back up the banger, Dami Duro. Not only did this video create major buzz around websites, TV stations and you tube, but was also said to be one of the best videos out of Nigeria. Without saying much, it is evident that Davido is one to watch out for in 2012! He is evidently here to stay, and deliver.

Davido had a very eventful Christmas (2011) season performing all over Nigeria. He had amazing performances at shows like the Koko concert, Rhythm Unplugged, Echo 2011, Access Bank End of year Party and the Sahara End of year concert.

The Artiste

Davido admits that his love for entertaining people comes from his late mother who passed away in 2003. Losing his mother has been the most traumatic experience Davido has had to suffer but it has also been his inspiration as he states “...she’s the reason I do what I do.... she loved to entertain and I plan on carrying that legacy...”

With collaborations with artistes like Naeto C, Shank, Lynxxx and popular UK artiste, Dotstar, Davido is set to prove to the music industry that he has what it takes to succeed. He has also shared stages with people like T-Pain, Fabulous, Keith Sweat, Cabo Snoop, D'Banj, Naeto C and more.

The Producer

As a versatile artiste, Davido is able to adapt to any beat produced by other producers. However, this is a craft he has succeeded in mastering and with help from his brother Ade, HKN Studios would be a force to reckon with the in the Nigerian Music scene.

Often asked where his inspiration as a producer comes from, David explains “... I like it when people are happy and when they can dance to my music! My mom liked to dance to music and I am inspired when I think of the kind of beats that would make her dance.”

His debut single “Back When” featuring Naeto C is a testament to Davido’s ability and skill as a producer. He has also produced music for ... Naeto C, Skales, Tiwa Savage and Sauce Kid. So, the next time you are dancing to a well made beat, pay attention because you might just hear “on the beat its Davido”... A signature that will be heard on chart topping songs for a very long time!

The Student

Often considered playful and fun loving, Davido has shown that he is a focused individual and not allowing his music career get in the way of his education. Davido is currently studying Business Administrations in Babcock University and he is applying things he learns in school into running the business of his music career. Ensuring that a proper system and business tools are in place for his music career, Davido has not only built a recording studio for the HKN Records, he has also assembled a management and PR team to help him run his affairs while he focuses on his education. Music doesn’t take a back seat though... Davido runs on a very tight schedule to ensure that neither his music nor education suffers!

The Brand

Good talent is hard to go unnoticed. However, more profitable than good talent is a good brand. The Davido brand is increasing growing and commanding attention. The good quality of the debut single “Back When” featuring Naeto C, produced by Davido, is complimented by the quality of the video shot by Award Winning Video Director, Clarence Peters.

The “Back When” video has over 100,000 views on youtube and has had massive airplay on MTV, SoundCity, 1 Music Channel and all Terrestrial TV stations.

Davido is probably one of the busiest of the new artistes in Nigeria as he has performed in some of the biggest shows this year. These shows include:

With offers already coming his way for more appearances and performances, Davido’s fan base is set to go “off the roof”. Without a doubt, Davido will be vital to selling a few brands in the country.

As an artiste and a producer, Davido is focused on ensuring consistency in the quality of music he gives his fans that are increasing by the minute. Davido’s brand management team is looking forward to developing concepts and working with brands to establish mutually beneficial relationships.

Davido is managed by 21 year old Asa Asika, who has worked with artistes such as Sasha, Naeto C, YQ, GT The Guitarman, Ikechukwu, Pype and many more.

What’s Next?

Davido has been recording with artistes like Dotstar, Lynxxx, Sauce Kid, DJ Skales, Tiwa Savage, Mo’Cheddah, DJ Neptune, Wizkid, Shank, and many more in preparation for his debut album, which is currently untitled. With the debut single entering countdown charts across the country, Davido is almost set to release a follow up single to ensure that his fans always have something new to enjoy.

A date has not been set for the release of his debut album, however, the targeted period is some time next year. Davido’s management will communicated a date once confirmed.

In the mean time, Davido will continue to make great music and performing on the biggest stages across the country.

Days after getting them iPhones, Davido buys his crew Rolex watches to celebrate his birthday

Days after getting them iPhones, Davido buys his crew Rolex watches to celebrate his birthday

Days after getting them iPhones, Davido buys his crew Rolex watches to celebrate his birthday
Davido beats Wizkid to win Best African Act at MTV EMA, dedicates award to his mother

Davido beats Wizkid to win Best African Act at MTV EMA, dedicates award to his mother

Davido is in a celebratory mood. He beat out Wizkid and several other African stars to go home with the Best African Act award at the recently held MTV EMA.

Davido beats Wizkid to win Best African Act at MTV EMA, dedicates award to his mother
I wasn’t talking to Caroline Danjuma - Davido speaks on the Caroline he mentioned in his new song

I wasn’t talking to Caroline Danjuma - Davido speaks on the Caroline he mentioned in his new song

Singer Davido has finally released his eagerly anticipated third single. The song is titled Fia and it sees OBO tackle issues that happened earlier in the year.

I wasn’t talking to Caroline Danjuma - Davido speaks on the Caroline he mentioned in his new song
Davido and his second daughter Hailey Adeleke spend quality time together

Davido and his second daughter Hailey Adeleke spend quality time together

Popular Nigerian musician Davido was recently seen playing with his second daughter Hailey Adeleke in America. Both dad and daughter looked very happy.

Davido and his second daughter Hailey Adeleke spend quality time together
Better person - Davido celebrates his second baby mama on Instagram

Better person - Davido celebrates his second baby mama on Instagram

Anywhere there is drama in the Nigerian entertainment industry; one can be assured that it has something to do with Davido. This time his baby mama is involved.

Better person - Davido celebrates his second baby mama on Instagram
Davido Tour in Africa ☛ First in Five years!

Davido Tour in Africa ☛ First in Five years!

★ Davido Africa Tour ★ will start this year on December 27th! Do not miss this fantastic show in Lagos! If you're a true fan, you must buy your tickets soon

Davido Tour in Africa ☛ First in Five years!
Man gets a huge tattoo of Davido’s face on his body (photo)

Man gets a huge tattoo of Davido’s face on his body (photo)

A fan of popular musician Davido took his love to another level recently. He got a tattoo of OBO on his body. Davido shared the photo on his social media pages.

Man gets a huge tattoo of Davido’s face on his body (photo)
I’m not sure I’ll be this hardworking if my dad was a billionaire - Jim Iyke says as he hails Davido

I’m not sure I’ll be this hardworking if my dad was a billionaire - Jim Iyke says as he hails Davido

It appears that the alleged feud between Davido and Wizkid might not be ending anytime soon as both artiste keep firing shots at each other. Read more on NAIJ

I’m not sure I’ll be this hardworking if my dad was a billionaire - Jim Iyke says as he hails Davido
Davido's daughters dress up as Belle and pink flamingo for Halloween, look super adorable (photos)

Davido's daughters dress up as Belle and pink flamingo for Halloween, look super adorable (photos)

Davido's cute daughters Imade and Hailey had a great Halloween as their mothers dressed them up for the occasion. Here are the adorable photos of them.

Davido's daughters dress up as Belle and pink flamingo for Halloween, look super adorable (photos)
Davido's first daughter Imade looks all grown up in latest photos

Davido's first daughter Imade looks all grown up in latest photos

Davido’s baby mama Sophia Momodu shared adorable photos of their daughter, Imade playing around with Snapchat filters. Here are the completely cute photos.

Davido's first daughter Imade looks all grown up in latest photos
Davido’s baby mama Sophie reveals parenting is not easy, seeks help from older parents

Davido’s baby mama Sophie reveals parenting is not easy, seeks help from older parents

Davido’s baby mama Sophie Momodu has spoken out about her frustrations as a parent. She also spoke about how she feels guilty anytime she spanks her daughter.

Davido’s baby mama Sophie reveals parenting is not easy, seeks help from older parents
Don Jazzy agrees to not having money after article on broke Nigerian celebrities goes viral

Don Jazzy agrees to not having money after article on broke Nigerian celebrities goes viral

Onyeka Nwelue claimed that most Nigerian celebs are not rich. Don Jazzy lives as a tenant and is broke, Linda Ikeji not a celeb, D’banj is hustling and Davido.

Don Jazzy agrees to not having money after article on broke Nigerian celebrities goes viral
Davido shows off his second daughter, calls her his last born (photos)

Davido shows off his second daughter, calls her his last born (photos)

Singer Davido has taken time out of his successful music career to appreciate his second baby girl, Hailey. Here are cute photos he shared on Instagram.

Davido shows off his second daughter, calls her his last born (photos)
Davido reveals he used Osinachi song to get back at his babymama's family

Davido reveals he used Osinachi song to get back at his babymama's family

Nigerian singer, Davido, has revealed that he used popular song "Osinachi" to get back to the family of his babymama, Sophia Momodu. Read more on NAIJ.com

Davido reveals he used Osinachi song to get back at his babymama's family
This song use style sweet, I no go lie - Davido says after listening to Peter Okoye’s new song

This song use style sweet, I no go lie - Davido says after listening to Peter Okoye’s new song

Popular musician Davido has shared his thoughts on Peter Okoye’s new song. He declared his love for the track. The song by Peter is currently trending online.

This song use style sweet, I no go lie - Davido says after listening to Peter Okoye’s new song
It was an honour - Davido reveals after performing for the king of Benin

It was an honour - Davido reveals after performing for the king of Benin

Davido recently had the opportunity to perform for the king of Benin. Very excited, he took to social media to share how proud his late mother would have been.

It was an honour - Davido reveals after performing for the king of Benin
Davido kicks off his African tour, receives kinglike welcome in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Davido kicks off his African tour, receives kinglike welcome in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Popular Nigerian musician Davido seems to have put the sad and recent event of his friends’ death behind him. He was spotted in Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Davido kicks off his African tour, receives kinglike welcome in Guinea, Sierra Leone
Here are photos from Davido’s friend Tagbo’s burial ceremony in Anambra

Here are photos from Davido’s friend Tagbo’s burial ceremony in Anambra

Musician Davido’s late friend, Tagbo Ifeatuchukwu Umeike was laid to rest on Friday, October 20 at his home town Osumenyi in Nnewi south LGA. Anambra state.

Here are photos from Davido’s friend Tagbo’s burial ceremony in Anambra
Davido reportedly absent as Tagbo is buried in Anambra

Davido reportedly absent as Tagbo is buried in Anambra

It appears Tagbo Umeike a very close friend of popular musician Davido who died recently has been buried. Davido was said to be absent at the ceremony.

Davido reportedly absent as Tagbo is buried in Anambra
2Baba opens up on the death of Tagbo, DJ Olu and Chime, check out what he said (video)

2Baba opens up on the death of Tagbo, DJ Olu and Chime, check out what he said (video)

Following the death of Davido’s friends Tagbo, DJ Olu and Chime, music legend 2Baba has come out to share his one opinion about the unfortunate incident.

2Baba opens up on the death of Tagbo, DJ Olu and Chime, check out what he said (video)
I warned Davido about the things happening to him now - Fan writes on social media

I warned Davido about the things happening to him now - Fan writes on social media

A music fan has revealed that he tried to warn Davido about the impending deaths of his friends. Unfortunately, he said he could not reach the famous singer.

I warned Davido about the things happening to him now - Fan writes on social media
Tagbo’s burial date released as police reveal Davido's 2 friends, driver, are in their custody

Tagbo’s burial date released as police reveal Davido's 2 friends, driver, are in their custody

The police recently announced that three associates of popular musician Davido who took late Tagbo Uneike to the hospital are still in their custody.

Tagbo’s burial date released as police reveal Davido's 2 friends, driver, are in their custody
Davido forgives everyone who accused him wrongly over Tagbo’s death (photos)

Davido forgives everyone who accused him wrongly over Tagbo’s death (photos)

Davido, however, took to Instagram to appreciate everyone for their support. He said he has forgiven everyone that said any false thing about him. Read more

Davido forgives everyone who accused him wrongly over Tagbo’s death (photos)
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