David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian-American musician, composer, and recording artist. He was born in the United States on November 21, 1992.
Davido received considerable notice after the release of “Dami Duro,” the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012).
At the 2012 Headies Awards, Davido took home the Next Rated honor. Between 2013 and 2015, the singer had a string of hit hits, and in January 2016, he signed a recording deal with Sony Music.
Following that, he founded the Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label, which has signed acts like Dremo, Mayorkun, Peruzzi, and Liya to its roster. In July 2016, Davido signed a record deal with Sony’s RCA Records, marking his first major-label signing. He launched his five-track EP Son of Mercy in October 2016, which included the singles “Gbagbe Oshi,” “How Long,” and “Coolest Kid in Africa.” In November 2016, he also launched the tune “Coolest Kid In Africa.”
Davido renegotiated his Sony contract in April 2017 due to worries over creative control, and he produced five songs later that year, including “If” and “Fall.”
“If” ignited worldwide debate on social media platforms, while “Fall” went on to become the longest-charting Nigerian pop tune in Billboard history.
“The king of modern-day afrobeats” and “the monarch of contemporary afrobeats,” according to Davido.
He released his second studio album, A Good Time, in November of this year, following the success of singles like “Blow My Mind.” Davido was recognized as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2019, and he was also named one of the Top 100 most influential Africans in 2018.
He will launch his third studio album, A Better Time, on Friday, November 13, 2020. According to data from August 2021, Davido is the second most following African on the social media platform Instagram.