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.

Davido curves lady at the club, reacts to rumours about him and Zimbabwean actress

Davido curves lady at the club, reacts to rumours about him and Zimbabwean actress

Davido curves lady at the club, reacts to rumours about him and Zimbabwean actress
Media personality shares reasons why Davido, Wizkid and Olamide are the biggest acts in Nigeria

Media personality shares reasons why Davido, Wizkid and Olamide are the biggest acts in Nigeria

A popular Nigerian media personality identified as Emma Ugolee has shared reasons why some Nigerian celebrities from the South West are more popular than other Nigerian celebrities. Read full story on NAIJ.com.

Media personality shares reasons why Davido, Wizkid and Olamide are the biggest acts in Nigeria
Davido’s famous cousin comes out for single ladies, calls them mumu if anyone doesn’t marry him

Davido’s famous cousin comes out for single ladies, calls them mumu if anyone doesn’t marry him

Davido’s cousin and famous Nigerian musician Bred has taken to social media to call single ladies. He called them out just in case no one decided to marry him. Adebayo Adeleke called ladies mumu if no one marries him.

Davido’s famous cousin comes out for single ladies, calls them mumu if anyone doesn’t marry him
Just a week to end of the show Davido, Don Jazzy, Bobrisky and others show off their favorite BBNaija housemate

Just a week to end of the show Davido, Don Jazzy, Bobrisky and others show off their favorite BBNaija housemate

Nigerian celebrities are not left out of the fun as they have taken to their social media handles to announce their favorite housemates. They have made use of their handles to beg their fans to vote for their favorite contestant.

Just a week to end of the show Davido, Don Jazzy, Bobrisky and others show off their favorite BBNaija housemate
Zonal Police PRO Dolapo Badmus talks about how Davido’s new gilfriend Chioma won his heart

Zonal Police PRO Dolapo Badmus talks about how Davido’s new gilfriend Chioma won his heart

Zonal police PRO Dolapo Badmus has revealed on her Instagram post how she loves Davido's new girlfriend Chioma because she has great culinary skill, which she said made her won the heart of Davido over other girls.

Zonal Police PRO Dolapo Badmus talks about how Davido’s new gilfriend Chioma won his heart
Davido wins African artiste of the year award in Ghana, shares new video of himself and girlfriend Chioma relaxing in Barbados

Davido wins African artiste of the year award in Ghana, shares new video of himself and girlfriend Chioma relaxing in Barbados

Davido is living the life! He was recently spotted boasting about his wealthy status while on vacation with his girlfriend Chioma in Barbados. OBO also won the award for African artiste of the year at award show in Ghana.

Davido wins African artiste of the year award in Ghana, shares new video of himself and girlfriend Chioma relaxing in Barbados
Davido and his girlfriend Chioma visit Barbados for vacation

Davido and his girlfriend Chioma visit Barbados for vacation

From all indications, famous Nigerian musician Davido and his girlfriend Chioma are going strong. The popular couple was spotted in Barbados recently. Davido took her on vacation to the popular relaxation ‘country.’

Davido and his girlfriend Chioma visit Barbados for vacation
Self-made! Sophia Momodu denies claims she depends on Davido’s money

Self-made! Sophia Momodu denies claims she depends on Davido’s money

Sophia Momodu recently slammed a fan who appeared to insult her on social media. The fan had accused her of depending on popular musician Davido for her survival. She vehemently denied this saying she makes ‘Sophia money.’

Self-made! Sophia Momodu denies claims she depends on Davido’s money
17-year-old boy without any training draws lovely portraits of the top Nigerian musicians

17-year-old boy without any training draws lovely portraits of the top Nigerian musicians

A 17-year-old boy identified as Chinecherem Leonard obi has left many people stunned with natural talent of drawing. What is even more amazing is the fact that the teenager has no form of artistic training. Read more.

17-year-old boy without any training draws lovely portraits of the top Nigerian musicians
I need $10m to sort my life out - Davido reveals on social media

I need $10m to sort my life out - Davido reveals on social media

Just when one thought Davido is set up financially for life, the famous Nigerian singer has revealed how much he needs to have his life set. He made this information known on social media. OBO said he needs $10m.

I need $10m to sort my life out - Davido reveals on social media
Fear woman! Top musician Davido writes, sparks breakup rumors on social media

Fear woman! Top musician Davido writes, sparks breakup rumors on social media

It appears Davido may be going through some things with certain women in his life. Although he didn’t mention any names, many have taken this to mean people may be trying to ruin his relationship with his current girlfriend.

Fear woman! Top musician Davido writes, sparks breakup rumors on social media
After he was spotted wearing a fake Designer shirt, actor IK Ogbonna asks Davido for help

After he was spotted wearing a fake Designer shirt, actor IK Ogbonna asks Davido for help

Famous Nigerian actor IK Ogbonna was highly embarrassed online recently. Mainly because he was spotted wearing a fake Dolce and Gabbana shirt. Noticing his plight, popular musician Davido even offered to help him out.

After he was spotted wearing a fake Designer shirt, actor IK Ogbonna asks Davido for help
Davido's baby mama shows off stunning curves in these her latest 5 photos

Davido's baby mama shows off stunning curves in these her latest 5 photos

Nigerian music artiste Davido's first baby mama Sophia Momodu, is looking all shades of beautiful in these her alluring pictures, as she reveals her nice curves and beauty to the delight of her fans on Instagram.

Davido's baby mama shows off stunning curves in these her latest 5 photos
Naomi Campbell spotted hanging out with Wizkid, Ycee and Davido

Naomi Campbell spotted hanging out with Wizkid, Ycee and Davido

Naomi Campbell seems to have had a good time during her recent visit to Nigeria. After her photo with President Muhammadu Buhari, she was seen hanging out with several Nigerian celebrities. She was seen with Davido and Wizkid.

Naomi Campbell spotted hanging out with Wizkid, Ycee and Davido
Nigerian man gets Davido and Wizkid's face tattooed on his back

Nigerian man gets Davido and Wizkid's face tattooed on his back

It's pretty amazing how fans can go the extra mile to prove they are fanatic about some artiste or celebrities. A die hard fan of Davido and Wizkid has taken the courage of getting a tattoo of their faces on his back.

Nigerian man gets Davido and Wizkid's face tattooed on his back
Davido meets his super fan who tattooed his face on her cleavage

Davido meets his super fan who tattooed his face on her cleavage

A lady who tattooed the face of popular Nigerian musician Davido in between her breasts recently got the chance to meet him.They met in a club in Owerri. This is not the first time a fan has gone the extra mile to show OBO love.

Davido meets his super fan who tattooed his face on her cleavage
Davido’s second daughter Hailey plays with bundle of 100 dollar bills (photos)

Davido’s second daughter Hailey plays with bundle of 100 dollar bills (photos)

The singer also had to take some time off the tour to attend the wedding of Fatima Dangote going by the relationship that exists between his father and Dangote. He also decided to attend to fatherly duties to his daughters.

Davido’s second daughter Hailey plays with bundle of 100 dollar bills (photos)
Such a gentleman! Davido defends his girlfriend Chioma’s cooking on Instagram

Such a gentleman! Davido defends his girlfriend Chioma’s cooking on Instagram

Popular Nigerian musician Davido recently had an altercation online with a fan on social media. The unfortunate Instagram follower criticised the cooking of his girlfriend Chioma. OBO didn’t waste time in insulting the fan.

Such a gentleman! Davido defends his girlfriend Chioma’s cooking on Instagram
Davido speaks following Ghanaian rapper’s Sarkodie jollof rice cooking challenge

Davido speaks following Ghanaian rapper’s Sarkodie jollof rice cooking challenge

It appears Davido and Sarkodie may have some sort of competition in the nearest future. This is after Sark challenged him to a jollof rice cooking competition. OBO responded by saying they should hold a song contest instead.

Davido speaks following Ghanaian rapper’s Sarkodie jollof rice cooking challenge
Ghanaian musician challenges Davido to a cooking contest to know who can cook the best jollof rice

Ghanaian musician challenges Davido to a cooking contest to know who can cook the best jollof rice

Popular Nigerian musician Davido and his Ghanaian counterpart Sarkodie had a little tiff on Twitter recently. It all had to do with who can cook the best jollof rice. South African rapper Cassper Nyovest started the whole thing.

Ghanaian musician challenges Davido to a cooking contest to know who can cook the best jollof rice
Davido, Emmanuella lose out to Ugandan musician Eddy Kenzo at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Davido, Emmanuella lose out to Ugandan musician Eddy Kenzo at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Davido and Emmanuella recently lost out on winning a prestigious international award. They had been nominated among several other stars in the Favourite African star category. Both lost out to Eddy Kenzo from Uganda.

Davido, Emmanuella lose out to Ugandan musician Eddy Kenzo at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
Controversial rapper Speed Darlington slams Davido, says he’s not that wealthy

Controversial rapper Speed Darlington slams Davido, says he’s not that wealthy

Controversial rapper Speed Darlington seems to have set his sights on his colleague Davido. He took to social media to question the popular singer’s wealth. As far as he is concerned, Davido doesn’t have $30billion in his account.

Controversial rapper Speed Darlington slams Davido, says he’s not that wealthy
Davido performs at Aliko Dangote's daughter Fatima's wedding (video)

Davido performs at Aliko Dangote's daughter Fatima's wedding (video)

The singer who carried his winning streak into 2018 with his record breaking achievement of gaining platinum and diamond has been spotted performing at the most talked about wedding of the week. Read on NAIJ.com.

Davido performs at Aliko Dangote's daughter Fatima's wedding (video)
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