Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in the megacity of Lagos Nigeria, David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as “Davido,” is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and music producer.
The “Omo Baba Olowo” is one of the biggest things happening in the Nigerian music industry right now.
In this post today, you will find Davido’s net worth, houses, cars, endorsement deals, albums, awards, etc. It’s going to be a very enjoyable read, so sit back and relax as I show you nearly everything you need to know about this award-winning song artiste.
With the release of “Dami Duro” in 2011, Davido announced his arrival into the Nigerian music industry and took his place alongside the likes of Wizkid, Olamide, Skales, and other young Nigerian musicians who came into the limelight around that same period.
Davido Net Worth
David Adeleke’s total asset is worth $20,000,000 (20 million) USD which is 8.260 Billion Naira. He is not just rich, he is one of the richest music stars in Nigeria.
Apart from the millions he makes from his music annually, he also rakes in several millions of Naira from endorsement deals every year.
Early Life And Childhood
Young Davido was born on the 21st of November, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He was later brought back to Nigeria and was raised there.
After his high school education at British International School, Lagos, he got an admission to study Business Administration at Oakwood University before dropping out to focus more on music.
While he was still in school, he reportedly bought his first set of musical instruments and started training himself fully in music.
An act that later affected his academics so much he had to drop out completely to follow his passion.
Today, he has not only gone back to school, but he has also gotten a degree in Music from Babcock University, Nigeria.
Rise To Limelight
With the release of his second single “Dami Duro,” Davido rose to the limelight. The impact of that song announced the young man far and near. People started asking questions about him and it wasn’t long before they started making a comparison between him and Wizkid.
From 2011 till now, who is better between Wizkid and Davido remains a very hot topic among Nigerians, especially social media users.
Following the Dami Duro single, David Adeleke dropped his first album “Omo Baba Olowo” in 2012. the album soon became the top trending album in the Nigerian music industry that year, making him win The Headies Award for “Next Rated” that same 2012.
The album featured the likes of 2Face, Naeto C, Ice Prince, B-Red, Kayswitch, and Sina Rambo. It was nominated for different awards the following year 2013.
In 2013, he released another single titled “Gobe.” This particular song further spread his fame across the country. The song became one of the top trending songs of 2013.
Greatest Hit Songs
When it comes to music, Davido seems to have a Midas touch. Almost every song he touches turns into a hit. Some of his greatest hit songs include.
- Dami Duro
- Back When
- One of a kind
- Flora My Flawa
- Wonder Woman etc.
In April 2012, he signed an N30 million deal with MTN. He became the brand’s ambassador for Pulse, a marketing campaign targeted at the youths of Nigeria by MTN.
On the 24th of October 2013, he signed a mouth-watering endorsement deal with Guinness Nigeria.
His most recent huge endorsement deal came on May 9, 2018. It is reported that on this day, he signed a deal with Smartphone manufacturers, Infinix, to become their brand’s ambassador in Nigeria.
International Recognition And Awards
The American-born Nigerian singer has received so many international recognitions and awards. In 2013, alongside Wizkid, P-Square, Tiwa Savage, etc, performed at the Guinness World of More Concert.
On the 25th of June 2018, he became the first Nigerian international act nominee to be given his BET Award live on stage. Among his numerous awards are.
- Best New Act of the Year 2012 by Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Best Collabo of the Year 2012 by NEAs alongside Sauce Kid
- Hottest Single of the Year 2012 by NEAs
- Best Album of the Year 2013 by NEAs (Nominated)
- Best Pop/R&B Artiste of the Year 2013 by NEAs
- Male Artist of the Year 2014 BY NEAs
- Hottest Single of the Year 2014 by NEAs
- Next Rated 2012 by The Headies Awards
- Hip Hop World Revelation 2013 by The Headies Awards
- Best R&B/Pop Album 2013 by The Headies Awards
- 2014 Song of the Year by The Headies Awards
- 2014 Artiste of the Year by The Headies Awards
- 2018 Song of the Year and Best Pop Single by The Headies Awards
- 2014 Musician of the Year (Male) by City People Entertainment Awards
- African Artiste of the Year 2014 by Ghana Music Awards
- Best Video by A New Artiste 2014 by Nigeria Music Video Awards
- 2014 Best Afro Pop Video by NMVA
- Most Gifted Newcomer Video of the Year 2012 by Channel O Music Video Awards
- 2014 Best Male West Africa and Artist of the Year by African Muzik Magazine Awards
- Dynamix All Youth Awards “Promising Youth Artiste 2011” and “Song of the Year 2011.”
- Music Video of the Year 2014 by Ben TV Awards
- 2014 Best International Act: Africa by BET Awards
- Best Newcomer Award 2012 by Kora Awards etc.
How many houses does Davido own? Well, you are just about to find out.
The Nigerian music star is the proud owner of 3 houses. One is a mansion in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The house costs around $20 million. You will recall that the “Fall” crooner was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the same place he got his house as I wrote earlier on.
The US mansion is a two-story building, painted in pastel beige and sand colors. That is where the music icon now goes for his vacations.
His second house is the N140 million mansion at Lekki, Lagos State, Nigeria. It is reported that the house has two floors aside from the basement. It is decorated with gray and beige stone.
This particular mansion just like others is said to have a Jacuzzi, swimming pool, a well-equipped kitchen, and gym.
His third house is the N45 million mansion he bought in 2014. The one he gave to Shinji, his music producer and friend.
There is a probability that OBO may have other houses which the media do not know about, as claimed by some bloggers online. However, that is just speculation and not yet verified.
Davido Cars & Other Automobiles
Omo Baba Olowo is a known lover of top-quality automobiles. His garage is reportedly filled with lots of them. Below is a list of them.
1.) Bentley Bentayga: This is the latest car he bought in 2018. The car costs around N94 million.
2.) Rolls Royce Phantom: The singer splashed N100 million for this car.
3.) Mercedes Benz Sedan AMG: This car was bought during his tour in the USA for N56 million.
4.) Porsche Carrera: He bought this around N40 million.
5.) Range Rover Sport: this one costs around N40 million.
6.) Audi R8 Coupe Supercar: He spent around N20 million on this car.
7.) Chevrolet Camaro GS: He is reported to have bought this car for $53,853 in 2012. That would be around N19 million today.
8.) Toyota Landcruiser: OBO splashed N17.5 million to acquire this car.
9.) Hyundai Sonata: This N7.5 million car came as part of the award he won in the Next Rated category.
10.) Honda Accord: This is one of his earliest cars.
OBO is also reportedly the owner of a N9.7 billion Private Jet which is reportedly gifted to him by his very wealthy father.
Personal Life And Relationship
He is currently engaged to his girlfriend Chef Chioma. The one for whom he sang and released the music “Assurance.”
The news of their relationship broke the internet in Nigeria in 2018 as it became the most talked-about topic after Davido bought her an N45 million 2018 Porsche car and as well dedicated the song “Assurance” to her.
Regardless of the challenges both of them have had in their relationship, the duo is still very much together and in love with each other.
Through Davido’s efforts, Chief Chi (his girlfriend Chioma) has successfully started her cooking show and has secured huge endorsement deals as well.
Well, Davido is yet to officially tie the forever knots with Chioma, he already has kids from different baby mamas including Sophia Momodu, the mother of his daughter Imade.
From the release of his debut single, “Omo Baba Olowo” as Davido is also fondly called, has continued to make good music. When you think you have seen the best of his songs, he surprises you the more by giving you something beyond your whole imaginations.
His success story is not one of the rags to riches as he was born into a very wealthy family but that of a young man who is so passionate about music to the point he doesn’t mind getting rid of anything that will stand in his way.
There you have guys, how much Davido assets are currently worth or just simply his net worth.