Davido Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

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Stage Name: Davido
Real Name: David Adeleke
Occupation: Musician
Date Of Birth/Age: 2nd July 1991 (33 years old)
State of Origin: Osun State
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Chioma Rowland (wife)
Education: Oakwood University
Known for: Fall

Early Life and Education 

Davido, the youngest of five siblings, was born on 2nd July 1991 to Nigerian business magnate Adedeji Adeleke and university lecturer Vero Adeleke. Raised in Lagos, Nigeria, he attended the British International School before pursuing business administration at Oakwood University in the U.S. Despite initially studying, his passion for music led him to drop out and focus on beats and vocal recording.

Musical Journey and Omo Baba Olowo

Davido’s musical journey started with the group KB International, formed with cousins B-Red and Sina Rambo. After buying musical equipment, he dropped out of Oakwood University to work on his vocals in London. He returned to Nigeria in 2011, briefly enrolling at Babcock University at his father’s request. His debut studio album, “Omo Baba Olowo,” faced mixed reviews but won accolades at The Headies in 2013.

Breakthrough and Hit Singles 

“Dami Duro,” the second single from his debut album, marked Davido’s breakthrough in 2012. Following this, he released several hit singles such as “Gobe,” “One of a Kind,” “Skelewu,” and “Aye” between 2013 and 2015, solidifying his position as a major force in the Afrobeats genre.

Sony Music Deal and DMW Establishment

In 2016, Davido signed a record deal with Sony Music and founded Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), home to acts like Dremo, Yonda, and Peruzzi. He later signed with Sony’s RCA Records, releasing the EP “Son of Mercy” in 2016. In 2017, he re-negotiated his Sony contract, addressing creative control issues.

Global Recognition and Second Studio Album 

Davido’s global recognition soared in 2019 when he was listed among the 100 most-influential Africans by New African magazine. His second studio album, “A Good Time,” released in November 2019, featured hit singles like “If,” “Fall,” “Assurance,” “Blow My Mind,” and “Risky.”

A Better Time and Time 100 Next List 

In 2020, “A Better Time,” Davido’s third studio album, was released, showcasing his versatility. In 2021, he earned a spot on Time magazine’s Time 100 Next List, further cementing his impact on the global music scene.

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Timeless and Grammy Nominations

March 31, 2023, saw the release of Davido’s fourth studio album, “Timeless.” In November 2023, he received three Grammy nominations for the singles “Unavailable,” “Feel,” and the album “Timeless.”

Cultural Ambassador and Human Rights Advocate

Beyond his musical prowess, David serves as a cultural ambassador for Nigeria and actively advocates for human rights in Africa. His influence extends to social media, where he ranks among the most-followed African artists on Instagram and Twitter.

Davido’s journey from a young talent in Atlanta to a global Afrobeats icon reflects not only his musical evolution but also his commitment to promoting Nigerian culture and addressing societal issues.

Wife and Children 

Davido and Chef Chi
Davido and Chef Chi

Davido, the Nigerian music star, confirmed his marriage to his well-known partner, Chef Chi, whose real name is Chioma Rowland. The news about their marriage circulated in December, just a few weeks after they experienced the heartbreaking loss of their son, Ifeanyi, in October 2022. Their traditional wedding took place on November 6th at David’s father’s house, attended by a small group of family and friends, and they kept it private without allowing cameras.

Davido has four children with four different women. In 2015, Davido and Sophia Momodu welcomed their daughter, Aurora Imade Adeleke. In 2017, Davido and a woman named Amanda welcomed another daughter, Hailey Veronica Adeleke. His son, David Ifeanyi Adedeji Adeleke Jr., with Chioma Rowland, arrived in 2019. Unfortunately, Ifeanyi passed away in 2022 due to accidental drowning in a swimming pool. Additionally, in 2021, Davido and Larissa London welcomed a fourth child, initially disputed, a son named Dawson Noe.

David and his wife, Chioma Adeleke, are reported to have welcomed twins in the United States. In a widely circulated video, Davido is visibly happy, featured with his new children. The video also includes Davido’s father and other well-wishers, while Chioma, Davido’s wife, is seen holding the twins and smiling. 


Anita Brown, a lady from the United States, accused Davido of making her pregnant on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, during an Instagram live session. She mentioned being in a relationship with the singer from 2017 until the pandemic in 2020. After facing criticism from Davido’s fans, she stood by her claim.

Just two days after an American woman named Anita Brown claimed that Davido is the father of her unborn child, a French lady named Ivanna Bay has come forward with a similar accusation. Ivanna shared on her social media that she’s also pregnant with Davido’s child and expressed disappointment in him. She mentioned waking up to the realization that she’s not the only woman he got pregnant, advising other women to be cautious and stating that she will give birth in less than nine months.


Davido, the Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer, has an estimated net worth of $40 million. You can find him on Instagram.