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david adedeji adeleke

David Adedeji Adeleke OON (born November 21, 1992), who is professionally known as Davido, is an American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, and raised in Lagos, Nigeria; Davido is a prominent Nigerian artist known for his contributions to African music. He has gained recognition for his unique style and impactful music, which has played a significant role in the evolution of the African music scene. He is known around the world as the 001 of Afrobeats ." He made his music debut as a member of the group KB International. Davido studied business administration at Oakwood University before dropping out to make beats and record vocal references. He rose to fame after releasing "Dami Duro", the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012), from which six additional singles—"Back When", "Ekuro", "Overseas", "All of You", "Gbon Gbon" and "Feel Alright"—were taken. In 2012, Davido won the Next Rated Award at The Headies. Between 2013 and 2015, he released the hit singles "Gobe", "One of a Kind", "Skelewu", "Aye", "Tchelete (Goodlife)", "Naughty", "Owo Ni Koko", "The Sound" and "The Money".

In January 2016, Davido announced on Twitter he had signed a record deal with Sony Music and a few months later, he founded the record label Davido Music Worldwide, to which acts Dremo, Yonda and Peruzzi are currently signed. In July 2016, Davido signed a record deal with Sony's RCA Records and in October the same year, he released the five-track Extended Play (EP) Son of Mercy, which was supported by the singles "Gbagbe Oshi", "How Long" and "Coolest Kid in Africa". In April 2017, Davido re-negotiated his contract with Sony due to creative control issues, and later that year, he released five singles, including "If" and "Fall." “If" generated worldwide social-media activity while "Fall" became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history. Davido released his second studio album A Good Time in November 2019; it was supported by the previously released singles "If", "Fall", "Assurance", "Blow My Mind" and "Risky".
In 2019, New African magazine listed Davido as one of the 100 most influential Africans. His third studio album, A Better Time, was released on November 13, 2020, and in February 2021, he appeared on Time magazine's Time 100 Next List. Davido released Timeless, his fourth studio album, on March 31, 2023. He is a cultural ambassador for Nigeria and a prominent voice of human rights in Africa. He is also one of the most-followed African artists on Instagram and Twitter.

On April 6, 2012, Nigerian Entertainment Today reported Davido had signed a ₦30 million endorsement deal with MTN. Under the deal, davido became the face of MTN Pulse, a marketing campaign aimed at Nigerian youth. On October 24, 2013, Pulse Nigeria reported Guinness Nigeria had signed Davido for an endorsement deal.[148] As part of the deal, he performed at the Guinness World of More Concert alongside artists including P-Square, D'banj, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Olamide, Phyno, Chidinma, Waje and Tiwa Savage.
In May 2018, Davido signed an endorsement deal with Infinix Mobile, a Hong Kong-based smartphone manufacturer. In May 2021, he became an official brand ambassador for the sports-betting brand 1xBet. In October 2021, the cognac brand Martell announced to him as its new ambassador. In December 2021, Davido signed a long-term agreement with footwear manufacturer Puma and became a global brand ambassador for the company.

Davido has four children; two boys and two girls. He confirmed his marriage to his partner Chioma Rowland in March 2023. With four baby mama
On October 31, 2022, Peoples Gazette newspaper reported the death of Davido's oldest son and third child David Ifeanyi Adeleke Jr., who drowned in a swimming pool at his father's Banana Island residence; he was three years old at the time of his death. Police questioned members of Davido's household staff.[158] Eight domestic workers were invited to the police station for questioning after one had reported the drowning accident to the police station. Following the police investigation, six workers were released, and two remained in detention.