Davido

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Government Name: David AdedejiAdeleke

Date of Birth: November 21, 1992

Nationality: Nigerian

Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer born to Chief Deji and Vero Adeleke in Atlanta, Georgia. His father is a Nigerian business magnate and his late mother was a university lecturer. He attended the British International School in Lagos. Davido studied Business Administration at Oakwood University prior to relocating to Nigeria. He 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 was sidelined after he agreed to honor his father by enrolling at Babcock University. 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.

On November 30,2017 Davido won the best African act at the MOBO Awards and also became the first African act to perform live at the awards

On June 24, 2018, Davido became the first African-based artist to have received his award on the BET Awards main stage. His award was presented by Hollywood actor Omari Hardwick and actress Tika Sumpter. In his acceptance speech, he urged patrons and American artists to visit Africa and also enjoy the food.

On April 6, 2012, Nigerian Entertainment Today reported that Davido signed a ₦30 million (USD100,000.00 est) endorsement deal with MTN.

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