Davido Net Worth And Biography

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Over the decade, Davido Adeleke has turned out to be one of the best Nigerian artists in the music industry. Even in Africa, he is still garnering popularity. Imagine having songs that are grossing well in Soundcloud, Apple Music, etc.

He sells his personality as a self-made millionaire and his fans call him “Omo Baba Olowo”. Which means “son of a rich man” in the Yoruba language. The allegory here is that his father is a billionaire, but instead of taking his father’s blessing to succeed in music, he chose his and has made it big. In the course of this article, we would be taking a dip at the Biography and Net worth of Davido. Without further mouthing, let us delve in.

What is the Net worth of Davido In Naira?

Net worth can be defined as an estimate of the financial value of the assets that an individual owns. It is important to note that net worth does not necessarily mean how much Davido has in his account. It is just an estimate of the financial value of the assets Davido owns.

The net worth of Davido Adeleke in Naira is ₦28,770,000,000.  That is 28.7 Billion naira if we check the value of ₦411 per dollar over $70 million.

Kindly note that this is not the exact amount of money in his account, but an estimate of how much his assets are worth.

Taking a dip into Davido’s music career and the awards that he has won

Back in 2011, Davido started to work on his debut album which was Omo Baba Olowo. In the album, afrobeat was integrated with hip hop, to create danceable songs that gave a lot of Nigerians thrills. In the debut album, they collaborated was with Jay Sleek, Shizzi, and Maleek Berry. There were also some notable guest artists in the album like; Sina Rambo, Ice prince, 2 Face Idibia and Naeto C. Coupled with the efforts of the guest artists and Davido’s songwriting, the song became a success.

In the year 2013, the debut album of Davido got a nomination for Album of the year at the Headies 2013. It was also nominated for the best album at the 2013 Nigerian Entertainment awards.

One major song that brought Davido to the limelight was the song “Gobe.” This Music video was recorded in South Africa and was produced by GodFather productions.

What about Davido’s personally owned Record Label?

In later years, Davido went on to establish his record label known as Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). It was here that he started signing other young Nigerian artists like; Yoda, Peruzzi, Dremo, Mayorkun, Sir Banko, Idowest, Asa Asika, etc.

In the year 2016, Davido went on to sign a record deal with RCA records which helped to increase his net worth in a significant way.

The best Endorsement Deals of Davido

Throughout Davido’s illustrious career, he has been able to land some tangible deals with big brands. Some of such brands include Pepsi, close up, Infinix Mobile, Guinness, Accessbet, and so forth.

Truth is, Davdo’s net worth is not a result of his rich background, but due to the efforts that he makes in his music. Did you know that he started a new music niche in Nigeria and other artists are venturing into it?

List of all the awards that have been won by Davido in his Music Career

Doing good music does not go unnoticed. With the good jams that davido is always bringing forth, he has been able to land some notable awards.

In the year 2017 for example, after releasing a song as successful as “IF”, he won the “Best African Act at the MOBO awards.”

The music industry of South Africa certified the song as “Diamond”, as it went on to sell over 200,000 copies.

Another song that was recognized by the South African music industry was “Fall”. This song was certified Platinum by the industry and was the top 100 most shazamed songs in America in January 2019.

Here is a detailed list of all the awards the has been won by Davido Adeleke

Awards won by DavidoYear Davido Won it
Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Celebrity Award – CHOICE Male Artist2015
The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Music2017
The Headies Award for Song of the Year2018
City People Music Award for Music Artist of the Year2014
Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Celebrity Award2015
Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Pop Artist of theYear2015
BET Award for Best International Act2018
The Headies Award for Best Pop Single2018
MTV Africa Music Award for Best Male2015, 2014
Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Collaboration2014
BET Award for Best International Act: Africa2014
City People Music Award for Popular Song of the Year2017
MTV Africa Music Award for Artist of the Year2014
Nigerian Entertainment Award for Best Single2017
Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Music2017
Nigerian Entertainment Award for Afropop Male Artist2017
The Headies Award for Song of the Year2018
Nigerian Teen Choice Award for Celebrity Award2015
The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Music2017
The Headies Award for Song of the Year2018

Davido Biography

This music started was put to bed on the 21st of November 1992. Making his age as of 2021 to be 29 years. As it iterated earlier he is in the limelight in the Nigerian music industry. He is a successful songwriter and record producer, although there are rumors that he pays other artists to write songs for him.

The Father of Davido is the business Head Honcho; Adedeji Adeleke. Davido’s Dad is one of the richest men in Nigeria, if not in the Top 10, but the Top 20.

The mother of Davido is Mrs. Vero Adeleke who used to be a lecturer at Babcock University. In the year 2003, Davido’s mom was late at age 39. Mr. Davido Adeleke is the second-born son amongst 5 siblings.

Davido had his early education at the British International School in Lagos. At the age of 16, he moved to Alabama in the United States to study business administration at Oakwood University.

He started making beats while in the US and that is how a young kid became the musician that he is today.

3 Hustle and Life Lessons to learn from Davido

Like I stated earlier, Davido’s successful career is a source of inspiration to not only upcoming music artists but also every Nigerian hustler out there.

Here are three lessons to learn from davido’s illustrious career:

Be real to yourself

One disadvantage of paying attention to what people think about you is that you would stay in one place for a long time. Sometimes critics can give you a multitude of reasons to not have faith in yourself. You are the only person that knows where you are going and how best to get there. Being real to yourself as shown by Davido in his lifestyle and music is a good step to becoming successful. Davido followed his dream, and believed in himself and today he is where he is.

Learn to Collaborate with other authorities in your industry

Whatever your niche might be, learn to rub minds with other experts in your industry. One of the secret antidotes that have brought Davido to light is the way he collaborates with other artists.

Collaborating with other artists does not make you big or small, it makes you better. Synergy in your hustle can make your efforts to be profit-yielding. Whenever you choose to do things all by yourself, you would wind up not improving. Your songs would appear to be stereotypic and your fans would be craving for something new.

For instance, Davido and Chris Brown came together to do a song. Imagine two different singing styles coming together to create a song that was grossing in top charts months after its release. The truth is Davido has collaborated with a lot of different musicians and is still Davido.

You are Your better self

There is a known philosophical fact that you are better than you know it. The industry of your hustle deserves to see a better version of you every day. This is something that motivates Davido every day. It is for this course that he founded DMW music in the year 2016.


If you believe in yourself, you can reach the highest of heights. Enough of the pep talks! Davido is an Inspiration to a lot of musicians out there who are desperately reaching for the light in the Nigerian music industry. Concerning his Net worth, it is a perfect blueprint that represents his musical success. Share your thoughts about Davido’s net worth in the Comment section.

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