Davido, the Afrobeats star, says Adedeji Adeleke, his father, is over-protective of him.


In a recent interview with REAL 92.3 FM, Davido said he feels his dad made a promise to his mum to take care of him.

The singer added that he believes the over-protection is out of fear.

“I come from a family where there is oh ‘go to school and after you go work for dad’. I am from a Christian, business family. My dad didn’t know I was doing music till like two years after I started recording. He sees it and he was like ‘How sad’?” he said.


“I look up to him. He is like everything to me. I didn’t want to always disappoint him. All my older brothers and sisters have graduated with a Master’s degree. I was expected to do the same.

“I think it was out of fear. He loved me so much. My mum passed on when I was really young and till today I always feel like he made a promise to mum like ‘take care of my baby’. That type. He is always over-protective.

“He is a man that has lived his life in a certain way for so long. I am the first-generation entertainer in my family. So for somebody of that calibre. He’s a billionaire. He is thinking ‘Why are you wasting your time? Just go to school and come work’.


In April, the 30-year-old music star revealed he often argues with his dad over his spending habit.

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