Davido, the award-winning Nigerian musician, says he did not know that he’s from a rich home until he clocked 13.


The music star was reflecting on his family, childhood, and career in a recent edition of ‘Earn Your Leisure‘, the UK-based podcast.

Davido said the simplicity of Adedeji Adeleke, his father, and his late mother made him see them as average people at the time.

The ‘OBO’ crooner also disclosed that he to got know of his family’s wealth when they moved out of their residence to a new one.


“Growing up in my younger days till I was 11, I wasn’t really close to my dad because he was all about work. I remember him coming home late every day building something. I didn’t know what he was doing,” he said.

“I didn’t even know we were rich until like 13 because he lived so normally. He was a billionaire driving a Honda. He had a silver Honda Accord, he had a driver, my mum had like a Toyota or so or a Honda truck.

“They lived so modestly until we moved out of the house to the new house. So, we got to the new house and I’m like ‘oh we lit!’.”


The singer described his father’s penchant for hard work as one of his major inspirations, adding that Adeleke’s personality amazes him.

“Even till date he is still so humble and modest with the way he spends, the way he goes about his business, the way he handles his business is still amazing to me,” he added.

Davido has been in the news since he announced a donation of N250 million for orphans across the country.


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