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As HKN lead act, Davido turns 23 today, here are 23 facts about the singer as he celebrates another year.
1. Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 21, 1992.
2. His father is Nigerian billionaire businessman, Adedeji Adeleke while is mom, Vero who was a university lecturer is late. 3. Davido’s uncle, Isiaka Adeleke is a former Governor of Osun State and currently a Senator of the Federal Republic.
4. Davido’s HKN mates, B Red and Sina Rambo as well as Adenike Adeleke, who recently launched her vlog, ‘Keeping up with Nikkos’, are his cousins being children of his uncle, Senator Isiaka Adeleke
5. For his secondary education, Davido attended the British International School in Lagos. 6. He later proceeded to study Business Administration at Oakland University in Alabama but that was shortlived as the singer dropped out and returned back to Nigeria.
7. He got admitted into Babcock University to study Music, a department his father helped set up.
8. Davido started music as a teenager in America. He initially used to backup for Sina Rambo who was a rising rapper in the US.
9. Davido’s debut single, ‘Back When’ which features Naeto C was well received and established him as an act to watch out for. He also reportedly paid Naeto C a sum of N1m to feature on the song. The song was recorded in London.



10. Davido’s first manager was Asa Asika is the cousin of Naeto C and Storm 360 boss, Obi Asika. 11. Davido’s 2nd single, ‘Dami duro’ was a massive hit which put him ahead of many of his peers. 12. Davido dropped his debut album, ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ (O.B.O: The Genesis) on July 2012.
13. The album launch which held at the Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites attracted top celebs including Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, D’banj, Funke Akindele and many others.
14. O.B.O which had production credits from Shizzi, Maleek Berry, Dokta Frabz amongst others won the Best RnB Album award at the 2013 edition of Headies.
15. Davido has postponed the release of his sophomore album, Baddest 5 times.
16. In May, 2015, Davido welcomed a baby girl who has since been named Imade with his baby mama, Sophie Momodu.
17. Davido’s baby mama is the cousin of veteran journalist turned politician, Dele Momodu.
18. In June 2015, he graduated from Babcock University with a second class upper degree in Music. 19. Davido’s highly anticipated sophomore album features an array of internationally renowned music acts including Trey Songz, Wale, Future and Meek Mill as well as top Nigerian acts like Olamide, Don Jazzy and Timaya.
20. Davido is one of the most controversial Nigerian music acts and has been involved in a series of scandals which include an allegation he made while embarking on a Journey in May 2014 that Nigerian Immigration officers requested bribe from him.
21. He has also been involved in a well-publicized supremacy battle with fellow young star, Wizkid although both acts maintain that the rivalry is not real
22. Days ago, Davido was robbed in South Africa and dispossessed of about $60,000, his Rolex watch amongst other valuables.
23. Despite a well-publicized romance with American-Guinean beauty, Davido is currently not in a serious relationship as he has revealed that his focus at the moment is on his music and his daughter, Imade....


facts about Davido as he clocks 23 Reviewed by Jisieike Samuel on November 21, 2015 Rating: 5

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