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Thursday, 21 June 2018

All You Need To Know About Davido


His Early Life

Davido whose birth name is David Adeleke,was born on November 21,1992, to Chief Deji Adeleke and Vero Adeleke in Atlanta,Georgia. His mother was a lectural at a university while his father is a business mogul. The famous musician attented a British International School in Lagos.
 At first Davido studied Business Administration at Oakwood University
preceding to relocating to Nigeria. His interest in music started developing during his time at Oakwood University. At that time  purchased musical equipment and started making beats, in addition to recording vocal references.  He later dropped out of Oakwood University when he started getting bad grades and relocated to London, where he focused more of his energy towards vocals as opposed to production.

When Davido returned to Nigeria in 2011, his music career at that time was put   aside after he agreed to honor his father by enrolling at Babcock University.Meanwhile in July 2015, Davido earned a music degree from Babcock after his father paid the university to erect a music department for an inaugural class of one.
 Since 2013 to 2018,he has collaborated with many artists and  released many singles in which most were hits, infact he is more of a "hit maker'.

Endorsements

The musician has been having a lot of endorsement deals since April 2012. One of the endorsement in 2013 was with Guinness Nigeria,where it was reported that Davido performed with other artists such as P Square, Wizkid,D'banj,Burna Boy,Olamide,Tiw Savage and many others as part of the deal at Guinness World of More Concert.

 Controversies 

Ever since his music career started,the musician has been having controversial issues, in December 2015, it was reported that Davido and his baby's mother,
Sophia Momodu, were embrangled  in a fight over the custody of their daughter
Imade Adeleke. A newspaper reported that it all started after Sophia and her
family filed a petition against Davido and his family for alleged child trafficking.

   In a petition sent to the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Davido and his family were accused of
keeping Imade away from her mother, as well as trying to flee Nigeria with the
baby. Davido has since insisted that the allegations against him are false, but
apologized to Dele Momodu , the cousin of Sophia Momodu.

Awards and nominations

Speaking on Awards and nomination,he has received many of it,below are some of his awards and nominations; 
                                                                     Wins                  Nominations 
  • Ghana Music Awards                                 1                               1
  • The Headies                                                 10                            16
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards                7                              10
  • Channel O Music Video Awards               1                               8
  • City People Entertainment Award           7                              14
  • Dynamix All Youth Awards                       2                               2
  • Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA)     2                               8
  • 4Syte TV Music Video Awards                  0                               3
  • Kora Awards                                                1                               1
  • World Music Awards                                 0                                3
  • MTV Africa Music Awards                        2                                4
  • BET Awards                                                 2                                 1
  • African Muzik Magazine Awards           2                                 6
  • MOBO Awards                                             1                                 1
  • Soul Train Awards                                      1                                1
  • The Future Africa Awards                        0                                 1
  • Bill boards Awards                                     4                                 7
  • MTV Europe Music Awards                      5                                16
When totalled,he has about 39 Awards and  nominations. Meanwhile,the table will be updated frequently.

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