Born in Atlanta and raised in Lagos, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has defied all the privileges of being born with a silver spoon to create a name for himself not just in Nigeria and Africa but internationally.
It is very safe to say that Davido is one of the few young people who takes his art seriously, regardless of coming from a family with vast wealth.
As an upcoming act, he made his music debut as a member of the music group called KB international.
OBO as his fans love to call him, rose to fame in 2011 with the release of “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012).
Going straight to winning The Headies Award for Next Rated in 2012, Davido has continued to make Nigeria proud with his talent. With an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria in the bag in April 2012, the youngster with on to partner with Guinness Nigeria for the “Guinness World of More” concert in 23rd October 2013.
Davido was studying Business Administration at Oakwood University before dropping out when he started getting bad grades and relocated to London, where he went to focus on his vocals.
In January 2016, the singer announced that he had signed a record deal with Sony Music and few months after signing with Sony, he started his own label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) which now have the likes of Dremo, Mayorkun, and Peruzzi.
In 2018, OBO won the Best International Act award at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, while his hit song ‘Fall’ became the first Nigerian music video to hit 100 million views on YouTube.
And with his passion for music comes his passion to love, and his relationship with his girlfriend, Chioma Avril shows that well.
And with two baby mamas, Sophia Momodu and Amanda, and two daughters, Aurora Imade Adeleke, born on 14th May 2015 and Hailey Veronica Adeleke born on 9th of May 2017 in the USA — Davido is one celebrity who has never been accused of being a deadbeat father. As he takes joy in giving his daughters the best.
Recently, the music superstar emerged the richest Nigerian on Instagram, with his single post valued at over N26 million.
According to Instagram Rich List 2019 by Hopper HQ 2019, Davido stands at the second position in Africa after Mohammed Salah, Egyptian and Liverpool football star.
The “Aye” crooner has 11.8 million followers on IG as at Thursday, July 25, with each of his posts valued at 74,000 dollars, approximately 26 million naira.
With his favourite quote being ” We rise by lifting others”, the superstar never shies away from lending support to those he loves. When his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke contested the Osun state governorship election in 2018, Davido will be remembered as one of those who pulled all his weight behind his uncle.
And let’s not forget his love for making the headlines and being controversial although he never hesitates to apologise when he overreacts.
For a fact, Davido is one Nigerian musician that will rule the music scene for a long time as the best is yet to come for our favourite OBO.
OAP Toolz Recounts How Almost Everyone In Her Home Tested Positive For COVID-19
Media personality, Tolu Demuren alias Toolz, has narrated how she and the members of her household tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
The on-air personality, in a string of tweets, mentioned that she was mainly concerned about her two children but fortunately, they did not contract the virus. Toolz also revealed that they have all fully recovered in her home.
In her words;
“Feeling super thankful to God today! This time last month, we were going through a very scary period! Almost everyone in our house (including myself) tested positive for Covid-19.
I was just about to return to work after my maternity, and it all started with Captain complaining of ‘malaria-like’ symptoms. He had them for a few days, and didn’t seem to get any better…so we ended up taking him to hospital.
He had taken a Covid-19 test a few days before which was negative, so I thought it was a bad case of malaria. He was admitted with malaria and a bacterial infection we were told. After being given intravenous antibiotics and other meds he still wasn’t getting better.
I decided to move him to a different hospital, and they tested again, and he ‘blew up’ the test according to the doctor. My body went cold, and my first thought was ‘OMG the babies!!’. Then a short while later, I thought about myself. I did a rapid test, and it was positive.
Neither of us initially had the common symptoms- no coughing, no breathing issues…although I later lost my smell and taste. Captain was in hospital for a week and this was around the time of the Lekki shooting, so I was doubly terrified.
My main fear was the babies…especially our youngest son as he was just about 3 months old. We didn’t test them, but I was certain they had Covid too as we literally kiss and cuddle our boys every day. The doctor assured us that they wouldn’t be affected.
Thank God the doctor was right, other than a sneeze here & there, our babies were perfectly fine. I was generally ok too, just scared. Once you get that positive result, you get all these random symptoms you didn’t have before. My back would hurt…I’d be like hmmm corona oo
The weirdest thing was the taste and smell thing. Everything Captain had tasted bad, he’s a foodie so that was strange. One of my super powers is my sense of smell…and it just gradually faded. I actually put a bottle of bleach under my nose one day and…nothing.
I kept waiting to fall ill, and it didn’t happen. I started thinking I had indaboski blood, but then I had 2 days where I felt like I had the worst hangover in the world, then there was some fatigue, but I was generally ok.
Captain on the other hand felt super rundown, couldn’t keep food down, had cramping all over and a bunch of other symptoms. After a week, he came back home, and we finished our isolation period together.
After 2 weeks we all retested and were all thankfully Negative. Thanks to Almighty God for seeing us through, a big thank you to the doctors that looked after us… especially Dr Majekodunmi of Eurocare for the constant reassurance, and for taking my a million and one calls.
I’m super thankful I didn’t get it while I was pregnant. Imagine I travelled to have my baby, came back, did a 7 covid tests, and it was the 8th that was positive. The craziest thing was that a week before I legit told someone that there’s Covid in Lagos anymore. Silly me”, she concluded.
See the tweets below:
‘Many Christians Speak In Tongues But It’s Hard To Find Interpreters’ – Uti Nwachukwu
Popular media personality, Uti Nwachukwu, has come for Christians who speak in tongues without interpreters. The ex BBA winner took to his official Twitter account to state that he finds it weird that a lot of Christians speak in tongues without anyone to interpret the tongues, stating that it is contrary to what is in the Bible.
His tweet reads:
“I find it sooo weird that a LOT of Christians speak in tongues, But till today I have not met ONE person that can interprete the tongues. Afterall the Bible (1 Cor 12 V10) says Holy Spirit gifts some with tongues and others with interpretation? Where are the INTERPRETERS?”
See his tweet below:
‘Do Not Turn Your Mentor To Your Com wepetitor’, Helen Paul Advises
Popular Nigerian comedienne, Helen Paul, has taken to Instagram to share some words of advice. The stand-up comedienne cum TV host and actress shared a write-up on her page with a lengthy caption that states that it is only for the wise.
The post reads:
“Do not turn your mentor to your competitor, respect who saw the light before you… *Onlyforthewise*”
Part of her caption reads:
“Only the wise will understand this. E dey happen when they think they know it all… Learning for mentors too is necessary, leadership skills and training is very much needed. Understanding temperament and when to draw the line is very much needed.”
See her post below:
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