davido-2There was a time Davido was eternally 19.

And quite honestly, a lot of people could not deal with it.

He gave off that impression of being young, free and rich and a lot of folks were not comfortable with him.

Well, finally he is 23 today November 21.

And we join in the celebrations by sharing 23 facts about him.

  1. His real names are David Adedeji Adeleke
  2. Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Chief Deji and late Mrs. Veronica Adeleke
  3. He lost his mother in 2003
  4. He co-owns HKN gang along with his elder brother Adewale Adeleke
  5. His debut single was ‘Back When’ which featured Naeto C
  6. He co-produced the monster hit single Damiduro alongside Shizzi
  7. His first endorsement deal was with MTN in April 2012
  8. He released his debut album Omo Baba ‘Olowo’ in 2012
  9. In 2014, Davido had an altercation with the Nigerian Immigration Service after accusing them of demanding for money which led to his missed flight to London.
  10. Davido has won numerous local and international awards amongst which are BET awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, Channel O Awards.
  11. He is a graduate of Music from Babcock University
  12. He has over 1Million followers on Twitter and Instagram
  13. Davido is a father of one, a daughter named Imade
  14. He owns eight automobiles, with the latest being a Audi R8 acquired last month
  15. He recently made his Nollywood debut in a movie titled ‘John Zerebe’ which was produced by his cousin, Nollywood Producer Ikey Ojeogwu
  16. For his 22nd birthday, Davido booked an all-weekend suite at the luxurious Wynn, Las Vegas and Encore Hotel for members of his HKN gang which gulped over N15M
  17. He recently gave out N1m to a lucky fan fulfilling his promise when he became the first Nigeria artiste to hit the 1M followers mark on Instagram
  18. He has continuously shifted the release date of his sophomore album titled ‘Baddest’ which may now be released in 2016
  19. He misplaced his gold chain during his performance at the MAMA’s 2015 which was however found and returned to him by a fan
  20. The NDLEA set up a panel after the release of his ‘Fans mi’ video which featured American rapper Meek Mill and had suggestions of hard drugs misinterpreted in some of its scenes.
  21. Fans Mi video had over 1Million Youtube views in 16days
  22. He seemingly has a rivalry with Star boy Wizkid as they battle for the throne of Naija Pop king
  23. Davido was recently robbed in South African on his visit for a concert.



Ehis Combs Ohunyon is a music lover and writer, follow on twitter @ehiscombs


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