Superstar crooner, David Adedeji Adeleke better known as Davido has come to be one of the most loved singers in the Nigerian music industry. The Nigerian-American musician is also a dexterous songwriter and owns a popular record label, Davido Music Worldwide(DMW); which has produced uncountable hit tracks in a bid to keep Nigerians entertained.
Davido was born on the 21st day of November 1992(aged 29). He hails from the Southwestern state of Osun. OBO (Omo Baba Olowo) as he is fondly called came into the limelight after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album ‘Omo Baba Olowo’. The singer in 2012, won the Next Rated award at The Headies, after this, Davido has continued to bag several awards for his exceptional and awesome works in the Nigerian music scene.
Davido’s musical career actually kicked off in 2011 when he began to work on his Omo Baba Olowo album, accurate calculations, therefore, shows that the singer has been active in the industry for ten years. Davido can also be described as a colossus in the Nigerian music world. He’s currently the most-followed musical artiste in Africa on Instagram with over 20 million followers. The crooner over the years has gathered an appreciable number of fans due to his hit tracks that always pleases the ears.
David Adeleke is also a proud father of three wonderful kids namely; Hailey Veronica Adeleke, David Adedeji Adeleke Jr.(Ifeanyi), and Aurora Imade Adeleke from three different women. His siblings include Sharon Adeleke, Adewale Adeleke and so on. Davido’s father, Adedeji Tajudeen Adeleke is a renowned Nigerian billionaire and business mogul who owns the famous Adeleke University, unfortunately, the singer’s mother, Veronica Adeleke died years ago, in 2003 precisely.
Not only has the singer attained great heights in the music industry, but Davido has also come to be loved by many due to his large and generous heart. The singer has undoubtedly been the reason behind a lot of musicians successes and doesn’t hesitate to provide for the needy when necessary.
In light of this, let us illuminate how Davido has been at the fore in supporting the upcoming generation especially Nigerians.
Davido’s Contributions To Nigerian Youths And The Upcoming Generation
Davido has helped various Nigerians attain their full potentials which in turn has given them an opportunity to live a better life. Without beating about the bush, let us dive into proper discourse.
First: Contributions to upcoming artistes: if there’s any singer that has invested greatly in helping upcoming artistes attain greater heights, it is no other person than David Adeleke. Through his DMW label, the Nigerian music heavyweight has projected a lot of artistes who showed a spark of talent to the entire universe. It is in Davido’s nature to groom artistes who in no time turn out to be superstar singers with a massive fanbase. Some of the singers who achieved stardom with the help of Davido include Peruzzi, Mayorkun, Dremo and so on.
Peruzzi as we all know is a renowned and popular musical artist whose hit tracks got the musical scene buzzing at some time. He is also known to be a talented songwriter. Rumours of him writing songs for Davido once made the rounds online, however, the singer didn’t debunk it as he confidently stated that it is not a crime for his brother (Davido) to tap into his blessing. Apart from Peruzzi, Dremo has also been another awesome musician with notable works in the industry.
Mayorkun, an Osun-born artiste remains one of the best artistes to have ever been signed to the DMW label. Mayorkun undoubtedly is an embodiment of talent and his works are shining proof of that. Mayorkun like his master also bagged the Next Rated Headies award in 2018 and ever since then, the singer has dropped hits upon hits that are unarguably unique and top-notch. Mayorkun’s success today was made possible due to Davido’s kind nature of helping upcoming artistes in the industry. These above-mentioned signees of Davido all have massive followers on social media which are necessary for promoting their songs upon release, all these can be attributed to the ‘Davido’s effect’.
Second: his recent donation to orphanages: this recent deed of Davido is still fresh in the minds of a lot of Nigerians owing to the fact that the magnitude of benevolence isn’t incomparable. It all began in November 2021, when the singer’s 29th birthday was fast-approaching. Davido took to his social media accounts to urge fans and fellow celebrities to send him money for his efforts in the music industry. Initially, Davido jokingly said he wanted to use the money to ‘clear’ his Rolls Royce and subsequently placed an N100M target. However, a few hours after posting his account number online, a lot of monetary gifts began to fall in. In the space of 2 hours, the singer garnered over 30 million naira from fans and celebrities; which shows how much he’s loved by the populace. It didn’t take long before his N100M goal got exceeded and he extended it to N200M, the singer began to tag other celebrities and musicians urging them to send him cash gifts which some did.
Two days later, 200 million naira was realized from the crowd raising move and the singer had a whopping sum of money resting in his account. However, Davido shocked both Nigerians and the world at large after he donated all the money generated (N200M) to orphanages plus an added sum of N50M from his personal funds. This gesture was undoubtedly a move that got everyone talking. It depicted how keen Davido is in helping Nigerians in any way he can. He further set up a disbursement committee and issued out a statement as regards this massive donation. In a video he shared on his Instagram page, Davido disclosed that this generous act doesn’t mean he does not need the money which is indeed a huge sum, but he feels some people need it more than he does; hence the philanthropic move.
See the statement he issued out in this regard below:
Also, watch the video he shared as regards the N250M donations below:
This act exhibited by Davido spoke loudly of his willingness to help humanity. As a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the singer put up a stunt that nobody has ever thought of doing or done.
In conclusion, Davido despite his level of popularity remains one of the most accessible singers in Nigeria. Apart from the two above-mentioned ways on how he rendered help to Nigerians, there are other stories pertaining to how the singer has put smiles on the faces of both the young and old; a way of life that’s undoubtedly attracting more blessings to him on daily basis. Not only is Davido a giant in the music industry, but he’s also a cheerful giver, a man with the heart of gold and a proponent of benevolence.
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