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Davido Full / Real Names are David Adedeji Adeleke, born November 21, 1992 to a Nigerian business magnate while his late mother was a university lecturer. is an American-born Nigerian recording artist, performer and record producer.
His 2011 single “Dami Duro”
was well-received throughout Nigeria. Along with his elder brother
Adewale Adeleke, Davido is the co-owner of HKN Music (a record label
home to Sina Rambo, B. Red and DeeKay).
He has produced songs for Naeto C, Skales, Tiwa Savage and Sauce Kid. In April 2012, he signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria. On October 23, 2013, Davido partnered with Guinness for the “Guinness World of More” concert.Davido has won a BET Award, a Kora Award, a Channel O Music Video Award, a Ghana Music Award, a Nigeria Music Video Award, two MTV Africa Music Awards, two African Muzik Magazine Awards, five The Headies Awards, seven Nigeria Entertainment Awards and two Dynamix All Youth Awards, among others.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Davido relocated to Lagos at a young age. He released his debut album Omo Baba Olowo in 2012, which includes the singles “Back When” featuring Naeto C, “Dami Duro”, “All of You”, “Overseas” featuring Sina Rambo, “Ekuro”, “Gbon Gbon” and “Feel Alright” featuring Ice Prince. Davido has released the singles “Gobe”, “One of a Kind”, “Skelewu”, “Aye”,
“Tchelete (Goodlife)”, “Naughty” and “Owo Ni Koko” off his upcoming
album which was slated to be released in the fourth quarter of 2014.
In a 2014 interview with the Nigerian Tribune, Davido said that his second studio album will not be released in 2014.
In January 2016, Davido announced via Twitter that he signed a record deal with Sony BMG; the announcement was met with mixed reactions.