Davido is one of the most popular Nigerian musicians in the world today. The singer, whose real name is David Adedeji Adeleke, is one of the biggest musicians in Nigeria alongside Wizkid and Burna Boy. Apart from his stage name of Davido, he is also known as OBO Baddest, which stands for ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ meaning, son of a rich man. This is a reference to the fact that Davido comes from a very rich home. Davido is the son of Dr. Adedeji Adeleke, one of the richest men in Nigeria.
Davido turned to his musical talent in 2011 and became popular when he released the song ‘Dami Duro’. This was followed by several hits such as Skelewu and many more which ultimately solidified his position in Nigerian music and Africa as a whole. Davido is currently one of the richest music artists in Nigeria and Africa along with Wizkid and Burna Boy.
He has also received numerous awards for his music and performed at various venues around the world. He recently performed to a full house at the O2 Arena in the United Kingdom.
Davido was born in Atlanta in the United State of America. He later relocated to Nigeria at a young age.
Davido is now 29 years old.
Davido is rich, very rich. He is among the three richest artists in Nigeria. Davido’s net worth is currently estimated at $45 million. It stood at $16 in 2016 and has since grown as the singer kept releasing hits and performing at big venues along with tons of deals.
- Investments and endorsements
Davido owns HKN Music, which is the record label where he initially started his music career, with his elder brother. He also owns Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), which is another music entity he founded in 2016.
Almost every big artist attracts endorsement deals and Davido is not different. The artist has tons of endorsement deals with various companies both in Nigeria and abroad. Davido is a brand ambassador for MTN in a deal worth over 30 million Naira. This deal was signed in 2012.
He also signed an endorsement deal with Guineas Nigeria and performed at an event that was organized by Guineas.
In 2018, he signed another endorsement deal with Infinix mobile, which is a smartphone company based in Hong Kong. Davido also recently became an ambassador for Playstation.
He also signed an ambassadorial deal with Wema Bank after he was able to fill a bank account with millions of naira within two days when he asked his fans to send him money for his birthday. He ultimately gave all that money away to orphanages in Nigeria.
He is also signed to Sony Music.
Davido is well known for enjoying his riches. The singer splashes on some expensive toys once in a while to remind himself that he is indeed rich. He owns a lot of luxury and sports vehicles and has been driving them since he was a teenager. Davido owns several expensive vehicles. Here are some of them below.
- Rolls Royce Cullinan
- Bentley Bentayga
- Lamborghini Aventador
- Lamborghini Huracan
- Audi R8
- Chevy Camaro
- Range Rover SV Autobiography
- Range Rover Sport
- Mercedes Benz G63 Wagon
- Mercedes Benz AMG GLS63
- Audi Q7
- Bentley Continental
- Porsche Panamera Turbo S
He once bought $80,000 Rolex watches for his two daughters. Davido himself owns several expensive watches from known brands such as Richard Mille, Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet.
Davido also owns several houses in Nigeria, the latest of which he purchased in Banana Island for a hefty amount. He owns several custom diamond chains worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Davido normally shops for his jewelry from Icebox in the United States.
Davido also owns a private jet which was given to him by his father to help with his musical travels. He is the only music artist in Nigeria and possibly Africa to own a private jet.
Davido is not yet married. However, the singer already has three children from three different women. He has two daughters and a son. He is always seen spending some time with his children.