Davido (Musician) Biography

Artist Profile

Davido (Musician) Biography

Davido is a Nigerian American chronicle craftsman, entertainer, and record maker. In 2011, he co-delivered and discharged “Dami Duro”, a melody generally welcomed all through Nigeria. Davido is the co-proprietor of HKN Music, a record name home to Sina Rambo, B. Red and DeeKay. He has delivered for various specialists, including Naeto C, Skales, Tiwa Savage, and Sauce Kid. In April 2012, he marked a support manage MTN Nigeria.

On October 23, 2013, Davido collaborated with Guinness for the “Guinness World of More” show, held at the Eko Convention Center of the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos on November 3, 2013.

Conceived in Atlanta, Georgia, Davido migrated to Lagos, Nigeria at a youthful age. He discharged his presentation collection Omo Baba Olowo in 2012, which contained the singles “Back When” highlighting Naeto C, “Dami Duro”, “Every one of You”, “Abroad” including Sina Rambo, “Ekuro”, “Gbon”, and “Feel Alright” highlighting Ice Prince. Davido has discharged “Gobe”, “Unique”, “Skelewu”, and “Yes”, four singles off his up and coming collection; the up and coming collection, at present untitled, is slated to be discharge in the final quarter of 2014.

Life and music profession

1992– 2010: Early life

“I’ve been doing music for like 3 years however I considered it important in March 2011. I was earlier in a gathering called KB universal in America. It wasn’t working out so I figured I should simply do this individually that was the point at which I moved back to Nigeria. When I came, the main individuals I knew in the music business were Wande Coal and Don Jazzy, they resemble family. I revealed to them this is the thing that I needed to do and they exhorted me. I was around individuals that were musically disposed. Wande Coal resembles an elder sibling to me, I’ve known him for a considerable length of time, even before he dropped his first collection. Shank is additionally similar to a sibling to me, one of the main individuals that acquainted me with the business. I adore music, and why not accomplish something you cherish and are cheerful doing and profiting in the meantime.”

Davido on his choice to wander into music Davido was conceived on November 21, 1992 to Mr. also, Mrs. Adeleke in Atlanta, Georgia. His dad, Chief Deji Adeleke, is a Nigerian business head honcho while his mom, the late Dr. Vero Adeleke, was a college instructor. He went to The British International School in Lagos and voyaged every now and again between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Nigeria. Davido contemplated Business Administration at Oakwood University before moving to Nigeria. He additionally examined Business Administration at Babcock University in Ogun State. Davido’s adoration for engaging individuals was motivated by his late mother.

2011-2012:Omo Baba Olowo Work on Davido’s presentation studio collection, Omo Baba Olowo (a Yoruba interpretation for “child of a rich man”), started in 2011. On May 7, 2011, Davido created and discharged “Back When” including Naeto C, his first melody at any point recorded. The tune filled in as the collection’s lead single and got various airplay on radio and TV stations crosswise over Nigeria. The music video for the single, transferred to YouTube on May 9, 2011, was shot and coordinated in Nigeria by Clarence Peters. Amid a meeting with Adesope of Factory 78 TV, Davido said he recorded “Back When” in London.

On October 30, 2011, Davido discharged “Dami Duro”, a melody he co-created with Shizzi. In a meeting posted on Notjustok, Davido talked on the discharge and piece of “Dami Duro”, saying, “I recorded Dami Duro in August. What happened was, I was in the studio, I had the beat so I freestyled on it and everybody resembled “that poop hard”. I never contacted the melody for like 3 months and I sent it out to a few companions. Before I knew it the tunes spilled.

So when it spilled I resembled okay I gotta surge and transform this into a solitary.” On May 6, 2012, HKN Music discharged “Abroad”, a solitary off the collection. The incomplete form of the melody spilled before the official discharge. In another meeting with Factory78Tv, Davido exposed the gossipy tidbits and said he recorded the melody with Gospel in the wake of meeting him at a shopping center. To Further advance the collection, Davido discharged music recordings for “Ekuro”, “Gbon”, and “Feel Alright”.

2013-present:Upcoming collection In mid 2013, Davido started account his second studio collection. On February 25, 2013, he discharged the up and coming collection’s lead single titled “Gobe”.The tune was created by Shizzi, HKN Music’s in-house maker. Charles Mgbolu of Vanguard Media Limited remarked on the arrival of the single, saying, “It’s a delightful melody with a huge video running along. In Gobe, Davido is thumped by hooligans in the wake of winning the young lady. It’s a melody that oozes fun from beginning to end.” The music video for the single was shot in South Africa by Godfather Productions. The melody was positioned second on Premium Times rundown of the Top 10 tunes of 2013. On May 13, 2013, Davido declared through Twitter that the second single, “Exceptional”, from the forthcoming collection would be discharged. The melody was likewise delivered by the previously mentioned in-house maker. The music video for “Unique” was shot and coordinated in South Africa by Tebza of Godfather Productions. It envisions a unified Africa wealthy in culture and music. On August 13, 2013, “Skelewu”, the third single, was discharged.

It was positioned fifth on the previously mentioned rundown of the best 10 tunes of 2013. The melody crested at number one on Afribiz’s Top 100 outline. A move rivalry with a money prize of $3000 (N480,000) was reported days after the arrival of the tune. Davido transferred an instructional move video onto YouTube and solicited fans to transfer recordings from themselves moving to “Skelewu”. On October 10, 2013, Davido proclaimed Bello Moshood Abiola the champ of the challenge, tweeting: “Well done my lil brother kiddy!! Won the 3k dollars skelewu rivalry .. I’m going to change this children life!! More things to come kiddy!!” seven days subsequent to declaring the champ of the Skelewu move rivalry, a Sesan coordinated music video was discharged to people in general. Soon after the arrival of the video, Davido took to twitter to expose the video, guaranteeing that somebody double-crossed him by discharging it. He additionally said that he’ll re-shoot the video with Moe Musa, a UK based music video executive.

Sesan discharged an announcement saying: “My consideration is drawn toward the bedlam encompassing the arrival of the Skelewu video. Myself and my group shot the video for Davido in Nigeria and to the best of my insight my customer and his group were extremely content with the outcome, when they watched/and endorsed the video. On the off chance that he has since had a difference in heart, that is alright.

I am not at all in charge of the arrival of the video. I trust Davido and myself completed an exceptionally great job viewing the video creation and as an expert of more than 10 years. I think that its truly reckless and juvenile if my customer and his administration freely put out false articulations/remarks, trying to discolor my name, validity and notoriety. I stay committed, unassuming, centered and as persevering as ever.

Much obliged to you to every one of my fans and industry experts.” On October 21, 2013, the official music video for the single, shot and coordinated in London by Moe Musa, was transferred onto YouTube at a complete length of 3 minutes and 56 seconds. On February 2, 2014, Davido discharged “Affirmative”, the fourth single from his up and coming collection. The tune was created by T Spice.

The music video for “Yes” was discharged on February 7, 2014; it was coordinated by Clarence Peters. As indicated by the music video’s outline, “Davido plays a poor rancher who begins to look all starry eyed at the sovereign’s adoration intrigue.”

Supports On April 6, 2012, Nigerian Entertainment Today revealed that MTN Nigeria marked Davido to a N30 million arrangement, disclosing him as the substance of MTN Pulse, an advertising effort for Nigerian young people. On October 24, 2013, Pulse Nigeria detailed that Guinness Nigeria marked Davido to a support bargain. As a major aspect of the arrangement, Davido performed at the Guinness World of More Concert close by P-Square, D’banj, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Olamide, Phyno, Chidinma, Waje, and Tiwa Savage, among others.

Questionable episodes

Dance club fight

After the finish of the Guinness Colorful World of More Concert on November 3, 2013, Davido and his company went to the Nu Grotto night club in Victoria Island for a night of fun. While at the club, the supposed showdown between Davido’s guardian, Tijani Olamilekan Ogbeide (Teejay), and DJ Jaydee, a “known” DJ, prompted an acceleration of brutality at the club. The occurrence that unfolded the evening of November 3 remaining a few people harmed, including Davido’s guardian who was treated for neck wounds. A few hours after the occurrence, there were various records and understandings of the episode.

Davido’s administration gave their record of the episode and exposed every single other record. As indicated by their record, Jaydee supposedly went up against Teejay with Davido’s missing ATM card and requested authorization to address Davido by and by. In the wake of being rejected access to Davido, Jaydee purportedly dropped the card on the floor in


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