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Davido

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Davido (born David Adeleke) is a performing and recording artiste and also a music producer.

Davido was born in Atlanta GA, USA on November 21st to Mr. And Mrs. Adeleke and attended The British International School, Lagos. Travelling between the USA, the UK and Nigeria, Davido has experienced different cultures but still stays true to his roots and this is evident in his music and the people he considers his biggest influences musically, which include Don Jazzy, 2 Face idibia, Sound Sultan and Wande Coal.

Though Davido started music professionally a year ago, he has been performing and making music since the age of 11. Now 18, he has set up a record label called HKN Music, jointly owned by Davido and Ade, his older brother. The saying “If you want something done, do it yourself” is what led the brothers start the label as Davido believes that as a producer and recording artiste, he would be in the best position to create music that suits his style. When asked to choose an ideal producer to work with, he responded “...myself, because I know what I want exactly!” He is however quick to mention that he would definitely be excited to work with Sarz, Jaysleek and/or Don Jazzy.

In a short space of time, Davido has developed a huge fan base (14 to 28 year olds) in Nigeria, the US and the UK and the young fresh talent’s first single “Back When” featuring Naeto C, is enjoying massive media attention and airplay online, on radio and TV. In his own words, his greatest reward so far is “having my family and friends support my dream. I can’t ask God for more”. Within no time Davido took us by storm when he released Dami Duro, which has been said to be one of Nigerians top hits ever made. Without a doubt, dami duro has become a leading club song as well as one of radios most played.

Without wasting much time, Davido and his management team, in collaboration with Clarence Peters, put together a first-class, never seen before type video, to back up the banger, Dami Duro. Not only did this video create major buzz around websites, TV stations and you tube, but was also said to be one of the best videos out of Nigeria. Without saying much, it is evident that Davido is one to watch out for in 2012! He is evidently here to stay, and deliver.

Davido had a very eventful Christmas (2011) season performing all over Nigeria. He had amazing performances at shows like the Koko concert, Rhythm Unplugged, Echo 2011, Access Bank End of year Party and the Sahara End of year concert.

The Artiste

Davido admits that his love for entertaining people comes from his late mother who passed away in 2003. Losing his mother has been the most traumatic experience Davido has had to suffer but it has also been his inspiration as he states “...she’s the reason I do what I do.... she loved to entertain and I plan on carrying that legacy...”

With collaborations with artistes like Naeto C, Shank, Lynxxx and popular UK artiste, Dotstar, Davido is set to prove to the music industry that he has what it takes to succeed. He has also shared stages with people like T-Pain, Fabulous, Keith Sweat, Cabo Snoop, D'Banj, Naeto C and more.

The Producer

As a versatile artiste, Davido is able to adapt to any beat produced by other producers. However, this is a craft he has succeeded in mastering and with help from his brother Ade, HKN Studios would be a force to reckon with the in the Nigerian Music scene.

Often asked where his inspiration as a producer comes from, David explains “... I like it when people are happy and when they can dance to my music! My mom liked to dance to music and I am inspired when I think of the kind of beats that would make her dance.”

His debut single “Back When” featuring Naeto C is a testament to Davido’s ability and skill as a producer. He has also produced music for ... Naeto C, Skales, Tiwa Savage and Sauce Kid. So, the next time you are dancing to a well made beat, pay attention because you might just hear “on the beat its Davido”... A signature that will be heard on chart topping songs for a very long time!

The Student

Often considered playful and fun loving, Davido has shown that he is a focused individual and not allowing his music career get in the way of his education. Davido is currently studying Business Administrations in Babcock University and he is applying things he learns in school into running the business of his music career. Ensuring that a proper system and business tools are in place for his music career, Davido has not only built a recording studio for the HKN Records, he has also assembled a management and PR team to help him run his affairs while he focuses on his education. Music doesn’t take a back seat though... Davido runs on a very tight schedule to ensure that neither his music nor education suffers!

The Brand

Good talent is hard to go unnoticed. However, more profitable than good talent is a good brand. The Davido brand is increasing growing and commanding attention. The good quality of the debut single “Back When” featuring Naeto C, produced by Davido, is complimented by the quality of the video shot by Award Winning Video Director, Clarence Peters.

The “Back When” video has over 100,000 views on youtube and has had massive airplay on MTV, SoundCity, 1 Music Channel and all Terrestrial TV stations.

Davido is probably one of the busiest of the new artistes in Nigeria as he has performed in some of the biggest shows this year. These shows include:

With offers already coming his way for more appearances and performances, Davido’s fan base is set to go “off the roof”. Without a doubt, Davido will be vital to selling a few brands in the country.

As an artiste and a producer, Davido is focused on ensuring consistency in the quality of music he gives his fans that are increasing by the minute. Davido’s brand management team is looking forward to developing concepts and working with brands to establish mutually beneficial relationships.

Davido is managed by 21 year old Asa Asika, who has worked with artistes such as Sasha, Naeto C, YQ, GT The Guitarman, Ikechukwu, Pype and many more.

What’s Next?

Davido has been recording with artistes like Dotstar, Lynxxx, Sauce Kid, DJ Skales, Tiwa Savage, Mo’Cheddah, DJ Neptune, Wizkid, Shank, and many more in preparation for his debut album, which is currently untitled. With the debut single entering countdown charts across the country, Davido is almost set to release a follow up single to ensure that his fans always have something new to enjoy.

A date has not been set for the release of his debut album, however, the targeted period is some time next year. Davido’s management will communicated a date once confirmed.

In the mean time, Davido will continue to make great music and performing on the biggest stages across the country.

Wizkid and Davido: two best Nigerian rappers, but who is the richest?

Wizkid and Davido: two best Nigerian rappers, but who is the richest?

Wizkid and Davido: two best Nigerian rappers, but who is the richest?
Recession or not: Davido celebrates his birthday the only way a Nigerian RICH kid can (photos)

Recession or not: Davido celebrates his birthday the only way a Nigerian RICH kid can (photos)

Music superstar, Davido, celebrated his 24th birthday with friends in Atlanta USA along with his family in a lavish party last night.

Recession or not: Davido celebrates his birthday the only way a Nigerian RICH kid can (photos)
What recession? 5 times Davido's money was SHOUTING

What recession? 5 times Davido's money was SHOUTING

Davido is a top Nigerian singer and entertainer and he turned 24 today but his money seems like it will last for centuries to come.

What recession? 5 times Davido's money was SHOUTING
24 pictures of Davido on his 24th birthday that may make you like him again

24 pictures of Davido on his 24th birthday that may make you like him again

There are very few musicians who divide public opinion like Davido. To some, he is a superb musician. To others, he is a spoilt rich kid.

24 pictures of Davido on his 24th birthday that may make you like him again
Davido's daughter's new car can buy you and your family (video)

Davido's daughter's new car can buy you and your family (video)

Davido is a top Nigerian singer and the flamboyant singer has bought a cool car for his daughter that you probably can't afford.

Davido's daughter's new car can buy you and your family (video)
Davido's babymama rejects suggestive marriage proposal to the star

Davido's babymama rejects suggestive marriage proposal to the star

Davido and Sophia Momodu have a child together. A fan wished for both parents to get married for their child but Sophia turned it down.

Davido's babymama rejects suggestive marriage proposal to the star
Drama! Unknown lady blasts Davido's baby mama in public, Sophie fires back

Drama! Unknown lady blasts Davido's baby mama in public, Sophie fires back

A few days back, Davido's baby mama politely exchanged words with one of her followers on Instagram for interfering in her private life.

Drama! Unknown lady blasts Davido's baby mama in public, Sophie fires back
Star singer Davido earns about $100k in a week, and it is not the limit

Star singer Davido earns about $100k in a week, and it is not the limit

Popular musician Davido recently revealed via Snapchat that he earns about $100,000 per week. That is 47 million naira per week!

Star singer Davido earns about $100k in a week, and it is not the limit
Here's why Davido wants his songs featured on American soap opera Empire

Here's why Davido wants his songs featured on American soap opera Empire

Davido is bent on taking African music to the world with any opportunity he gets. Now, he has set his sights on the American TV industry.

Here's why Davido wants his songs featured on American soap opera Empire
Dancer reveals messy details about how Kaffy maltreats dancers (photo, video)

Dancer reveals messy details about how Kaffy maltreats dancers (photo, video)

Rather than support Kaffy to fight artists who maltreat dancers, some dancers have revealed messy details of how bad Kaffy treats dancers.

Dancer reveals messy details about how Kaffy maltreats dancers (photo, video)
Davido reacts to Kaffy's allegation as American dancer reveals why Kaffy called him out

Davido reacts to Kaffy's allegation as American dancer reveals why Kaffy called him out

Davido has replied the allegation against him by Kaffy over her dancers. American based dancer has revealed why Kaffy came after Davido.

Davido reacts to Kaffy's allegation as American dancer reveals why Kaffy called him out
4 reminders that successful singer Davido is NOT a gentleman

4 reminders that successful singer Davido is NOT a gentleman

Davido is a top Nigerian singer and every now and then we catch him in a moment he may not be too proud of and here are the top four.

4 reminders that successful singer Davido is NOT a gentleman
Davido annoys Guinness book record holder and gets called a MOTHERF**KER

Davido annoys Guinness book record holder and gets called a MOTHERF**KER

Dance queen, Kaffy lashes out at Davido aka Omo Baba Olowo for disrespecting dancers all over the country.

Davido annoys Guinness book record holder and gets called a MOTHERF**KER
7 ridiculously cool ways Davido perfectely shuts down his haters

7 ridiculously cool ways Davido perfectely shuts down his haters

Davido AKA omo baba olowo (son of a rich man) is one of the sensational artistes in Nigeria. Here is the fabulous life of Davido.

7 ridiculously cool ways Davido perfectely shuts down his haters
Surprise! Davido reveals the best solution for Nigeria's problems

Surprise! Davido reveals the best solution for Nigeria's problems

Despite the many problems Nigeria is currently facing, popular musician Davido still has faith in Nigeria and he has urged other Nigerians to do the same.

Surprise! Davido reveals the best solution for Nigeria's problems
Read Nigerians angry and hilarious reactions to Davido being called a LEGEND

Read Nigerians angry and hilarious reactions to Davido being called a LEGEND

A fan made the mistake of referring to Davido as a legend and trust Nigerians, they dragged her for calling him a legend.

Read Nigerians angry and hilarious reactions to Davido being called a LEGEND
How Davido made this popular American singer speak Yoruba

How Davido made this popular American singer speak Yoruba

It seems we have officially entered Davido season. There are a couple of pointers to this.

How Davido made this popular American singer speak Yoruba
See how M.I, Davido, Falz, Ice Prince shut down Abuja (PHOTOS)

See how M.I, Davido, Falz, Ice Prince shut down Abuja (PHOTOS)

The concert witnessed a premium line-up of stars that performed to the admiration of the audience at the Old Parade Ground, Garki, Abuja

See how M.I, Davido, Falz, Ice Prince shut down Abuja (PHOTOS)
No more Omo baba Olowo! Davido reveals he is now an ‘aje pako’ (exclusive video)

No more Omo baba Olowo! Davido reveals he is now an ‘aje pako’ (exclusive video)

When Davido’s name is called, do you associate his brand with the streets? No. Instead his status as an Omo Baba Olowo is what comes to mind.

No more Omo baba Olowo! Davido reveals he is now an ‘aje pako’ (exclusive video)
OMG: Check out what Davido's fan did to him in Ghana (photos, video)

OMG: Check out what Davido's fan did to him in Ghana (photos, video)

Davido's fans seem to have mad love for the Aiye's singer despite his long absence in the industry. Check out what they did to him in Ghana.

OMG: Check out what Davido's fan did to him in Ghana (photos, video)
See what Davido did to his fans at Shoprite, in broad daylight (video)

See what Davido did to his fans at Shoprite, in broad daylight (video)

Nigerian singer Davido is a top celebrity and you will be surprised at what he did to his fans at shoprite.

See what Davido did to his fans at Shoprite, in broad daylight (video)
6 reasons why Davido's come back will be TERRIFIC (photos)

6 reasons why Davido's come back will be TERRIFIC (photos)

After months of being away from the music scene, Davido drops an EP. This is why his come back is epic.

6 reasons why Davido's come back will be TERRIFIC (photos)
Is Davido, babymama back together? See evidence (photo)

Is Davido, babymama back together? See evidence (photo)

Davido's babymama Sophia Momodu is soliciting people's support for his new album. Is there somethings the two are not telling us? See more.

Is Davido, babymama back together? See evidence (photo)
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