21 Things You Didn’t Know About Davido A.K.a OBO

Davido also known by the stage name O.B.O. is a popular African artiste who is known globally for some of his hit songs like ‘IF’, ‘Fall’, and many more as the list keeps going. This article will focus on Davido's Biography (Age, Wife, Family, Net Worth, and Controversies). Sit and read the list of ‘21 Things You Didn’t Know About Davido AKa O.B.O’.

Davido Biography

This section will be answering questions about Davido and how he became one of the most talked about artists here in Africa. 

How Davido Started (Early Life of the Music Star)

This is an overview section of Davido's starting days and how he went from being a student at Oakland University in Alabama to pursuing his passion (music) in London and… Read below to see why he is called O.B.O.

Who Is Davido?

David Adedeji Adeleke known as Davido or O.B.O. or 30BG (Billion Gang) was born on the 21st of November 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia into the Adeleka family. His father Adedeji Adeleke and his mother Vero Adeleke raised him amongst his other five siblings. His father is known as one of the richest business tycoons in Africa while his mother was a lecturer before she died.

Which School Did Davido Attend?

Davido attended British International School in Lagos and flew outside the country at the age of 16 to study Business Administration at Oakwood University in Alabama. Unfortunately, Davido didn’t earn his degree in the institution as he dropped out to focus on his music career. While in the university, Davido started making beats as he bought some musical instruments due to his passion for the craft and later relocated to London to work full-time on himself.

Was Davido Father Aware Of Him Dropping Out?

Davido's father was not aware of his son dropping out of the university. David was determined as he and his cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo opened the music art KB International. There was some news then that went to the media that his dad was ‘mad’ at the decision he took and…

When Did Davido Relocate to Nigeria?

Davido relocated to Nigeria in 2011 to honour his father by enrolling in a Nigerian university. After it was no longer news to Adedeji Adeleke that his son David Adeleke had dropped out from Oakwood University, Alabama to pursue his music career in London, he looked for a way to support his son's dreams.

Which University Did Davido Attend in Nigeria?

Davido attended Babcock University to honour his father and graduated in 2015. Before this, the institution didn't have a music department to support David Adeleke, but because of the support from his father, the school opened a music department for Davido.

What Did Davido Graduate With From Babcock University?

Davido graduated with Second Class Upper from Babcock University after he proved to the world that his dream meant much more to him than it did to anyone.

How Many Siblings Does Davido Have?

Davido has 5 siblings of which he is the second-male child amongst 4 girls and the last child amongst his brethren.

How Davido Started (Music Career)

This is an overview of Davido's starting days in the music industry and how he went on to win the prestigious headies award and has risen to fame from then.

When Did Davido Release the ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ Album?

Davido released the 'Omo Baba Olowo' album in 2011 which was a combination of both Afrobeats and Hip hop. In making this album a success, Davido worked alongside the likes of Maleek Berry, Jay Sleek, GospelOnDeBeatz, Dokta Frabz, Speelz, Mr. Chidoo, Shizzi, and Theory Soundz to produce the album in 2011. The album also featured guest artists like Sina Rambo, Naeto C, B-Red, Ice Prince, 2 Face Idibia, and Kayswitch. 

What Criticism Did ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ Receive?

When Davido released the album 'Omo Baba Olowo' in 2011, he received criticism from different director's and even some of his colleagues called him out on the song's lyrical content and Davido's songwriting. 

What Award Did Davido ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ Receive?

Davido's 'Omo Baba Olowo' won the Best R&B/Pop Album and received a nomination for the Album of the Year in the 2013 'Headies Award'. That same year it was also nominated for the Best Album of the Year at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

What Are the Best Songs in the ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ Album?

Davido - Back When (featured Naeto C)

“Back When” which featured Naeto C was the lead single released on 7th May 2011. David produced the song “Back When” which received frequent airplay. In an interview with channel Factory 78 television station, Davido made it known that he recorded “Back When” while in London.

Who Shot Davido’s “Back When” Video?

The “Back When” music video was shot by Clarence Peters and was uploaded on Youtube on the 9th of May 2011.

Davido - Dami Duro

The second single that ranked in the album ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ is Dami Duro which was co-produced by Davido and Shizzy. In an interview with the NotJustOk website, Davido made it known that the song was recorded in August of the same year. He also added that the music was leaked by some of his friends which he secretly sent the file to them. However, the video for “Dami Duro” was released on the 8th of January 2012.

Davido - Ekuro

The song “Ekuro” was the third single on the “Omo Baba Olowo” album. It was released on the 25th of January 2012 while the video was recorded and directed by Antwan Smith in Miami.

Davido - Overseas

The song “Overseas” was released on the 6th of March 2012 after a short version of the song was leaked out before the official release.

Davido - All of You

The song “All of You” which was produced by GospelOnDeBeatz was released on the 28th of September 2012. In an interview with Factory 78, the music star said the song was recorded after a meeting with GospelOnDeBeatz in a mall.

Davido’s Song Releases in 2013

2013 was a great year for Davido as he dropped yet back-to-back hit singles which went internationally. Below is the list of songs Davido released in 2013 and the names of the producers who handled the contract.

Davido - Gobe

“Gobe” was released on the 13th of February 2013 which Shizzi produced. It ranked on the ‘list of Top 10 songs in 2013’ according to Premium Times rankings. The music video was recorded by Godfather Productions in South Africa.

Davido - One of a Kind

“One of a Kind” was released on the 13th of May 2013 and was produced by Shizzi while Tebza of Godfather Productions recorded and directed the video.

Davido - Skelewu

“Skelewu” was released on the 13th of August 2013 while the first video was released by Sesan on the 15th of October 2013, but came with controversies after it was uploaded on Youtube using a parody account which lead to arguments between Sesan and Davido management. Speaking on that, Davido said he was going to make another video which was later produced by Moe Musa in London and released that same month.

Davido’s Song Releases in 2014

2014 was a great year for Davido as he dropped yet back-to-back hit singles which went globally. Below is the list of songs Davido released in 2014 and the names of the producers who handled the contract.

Davido - Aye

“Aye” by Davido was released on the 1st of February 2014 and was produced by T-Spize while the song video was directed by Clarence Peters and released on 7th of February 2014.

Davido - Tchelete (featured Mafikizolo)

“Tchelete” by Davido ft Mafikizolo was released on the 30th of April 2014 and was produced by Oskido and Shizzi while Twenty Twenty Media recorded and directed the video.

When did Davido release Fans Mi?

Davido released “Fans Mi” in June 2015 in a collaboration with Meek Mill.

When Did Davido Release “The Baddest” Album?

Davido released “The Baddest” album on the 10th of October 2015. The 20-track album had songs produced by J Fem, Don Jazzy, Puffy Tee, Uhuru, Speelz, Del B, Kiddominant, Shizzi, and Young Jonn. While the album also had guest artists like Don Jazzy, P-Square, Uhuru, Runtown, Akon, DJ Buckz, Wale, Trey Songz, and Meek Mill.

When Did Davido Sign a Deal With Sony?

Davido signed a deal with Sony in January 2016 and made it known via his Twitter handle that the record deal was to release two albums to confirm the contract of which he has the right to retain the authorization for the music and performances. 

When Was Davido DMW Founded?

DMW was founded a few months after Davido sealed a deal with Sony in 2016. The record label had Dremo, Mayorkun, and Peruzzi signed in from the beginning of DMW creation.

What Is the Meaning of DMW?

DMW is an abbreviation of “Davido Music Worldwide”. And it was founded in the year 2016.

When Did Davido Sign a Deal With RCA Records?

Davido signed a record deal with RCA Records in July 2016.

Davido’s Song Releases in 2017-2018

2017-2018 was a great year for Davido as he dropped yet back-to-back hit singles which went internationally. Below is the list of songs Davido released in 2017 & 2018 and the names of the producers who handled the contract.

Davido - If

“If” was released on 17th February 2017 and was produced by Tekno who also ghost-wrote the song for Davido while the music video was recorded in London and  Director Q directed the video while Tunde Babalola produced the video.

List of Awards “If” Received
  • The song was certified diamond by the Recording Industry of South Africa.

  • “If” won the Best Pop Single and Song of the Year in the 2018 Headies award.

Davido - Fall

“Fall” was released on the 2nd of June 2017 and the video was directed by Daps a Nigerian-born British director.

List of Awards “Fall” Received
  • Fall was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa.

  • Fall was amongst the 100 most Shazam searched singles in America in January 2019.

  • Fall was the top-10 record on Shazam in New York.

  • Fall was the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billbord history in February 2019

  • FAll was ranked at number 163 on Pitchfork’s list of the 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

  • Fall became the most-viewed video by a Nigerian on Youtube surpassing 100 million views in December 2018.

Davido - Fia

“Fia” was released on the 30th of March 2018 and was directed by Clarence Peters. 

List of Awards “Fia” Received
  • Fia was nominated for the Best Pop Single and Song of the Year at the Headies 2018 edition.

Davido - Assurance (2018)

“Assurance” was released on the 30th of April 2018 which he dedicated to his girlfriend Chioma Rowland. It was released on her 23rd birthday.

When Did Davido Win the Best African Act?

Davido won the best African Act in 2017 

When Did Davido Win the Best International Act?

Davido won the best Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards making him the first African artist to receive the award on the main stage.

When Did Davido Sell Out 02 Arena?

Davido sold out the 02 Arena in January 2019 becoming the first solo artist to do so after Wizkid. During the concert, Idris Elba introduced him on stage and there he performed several of his hit singles with the backing-up band and The Compozers.

Davido’s Song Releases in 2019

2019 was a great year for Davido as he dropped yet back-to-back hit singles which went internationally. Below is the list of songs Davido released in 2019 and the names of the producers who handled the contract.

Davido - Blow My Mind (featured Chris Brown)

“Blow My Mind” featuring Chris Brown was released on the 26th of July 2019 and is produced by Shizzi. The music video surpassed one million views in just 11 hours taking the lead as it tops Wizkid’s “Fever” and “Come Closer” to rank as the Nigerian music video to achieve that feat.

Davido - Risky

“Risky” was released on the 23rd of October 2019 while the music video for “Risky” was directed by Meji Alabi.

Davido “A Good Time Album Was Released!

“A Good Time” album was released on the 22nd of November 2019. The album featured already singles like “Fall”, “If”, “Assurance”, “Blow My Mind” and “Risky”. The album “A Good Time” was recorded in Atlanta. In July 2020, the album surpassed 1 billion streams across various digital platforms.

Davido’s Song Releases in 2020 till date

2020 till now has been a great year for Davido as he dropped yet back-to-back hit singles which went internationally. Below is the list of songs Davido released in 2020 till date and the names of the producers who handled the contract.

Davido - FEM 

“FEM” was released on the 10th of September 2020 and was produced by Dammy Twitch. The music video broke his previous record (Blow My Mind) after surpassing 1.8 Million YouTube views in 24 hours.

Davido - A Better Time Album

“A Better Time” album was released on the 13th of November 2020 features top musicians like Nas, Chris Brown, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, and many more. Davido recorded the album after canceling his 2019 North American tour as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Davido - Hayya Hayya

“Hayya Hayya”  was released in March 2022 of which Davido was featured in the World Cup Qatar 2022 official soundtrack alongside American Singer Trinidad Cardona and Qatari singer Aisha.

Davido - Stand Strong

“Stand Strong” was released in May 2022 of which Pheelz produced the track.

When Did Davido Son Die?

The death of David Ifeanyi Adeleke Jr., the first son, and third child of Davido, was reported in the Peoples Gazette newspaper on October 31, 2022. He was three years old at the time of his death when he drowned in the swimming pool at his father's Banana Island residence. David Ifeanyi Adeleke Jr. was the third child of Davido. The police questioned those who worked in Davido's household. These individuals worked for Davido. After the initial visit to the police station by one of the domestic employees to report the drowning tragedy, a total of eight more domestic workers were asked to come to the police station to be questioned. As a result of the investigation conducted by the police, six of the workers were freed, while two of them remained in jail.


How Old Is Davido?

Davido is 30 years old. (born November 21, 1992)

Davido and Wizkid Who Is the Richest?

You now know the answer to your question, which is that Davido is the most financially successful musician out of the two renowned and most successful singers that Nigeria has ever produced. If we are to believe the information provided by these musicians on their respective net worths, then Davido has a remarkable net worth of $70 million, while Wizkid has a total net worth of $63 million.

Who Is Davido?

David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, was born in the United States of America on November 21, 1992. He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

When Is Davido Birthday?

Davido birthday is every 21st of November of every year.

Wizkid and Davido Who Is the Richest?

Davido is richer than Wizkid with a net worth of $70 million

What Is Davido Net Worth

Davido net worth is $70 million


In conclusion, Davido has worked for what he’s enjoying now and we the citizens of Nigeria are happy for him making us proud globally. He is a definition of a good man. He has helped many artists in the music industry ever since he rose in fame. Davido's career as in work is, he is an Afrobeat artist and he earns a lot of money in salary yearly doing this. Davido works in Lagos mainly, he lives there and he is living his best life.

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