Unstoppable Davido: The Rise & Rise of an African Pop Star

Jun 17, 2017 |

Unstoppable Davido: The Rise & Rise of an African Pop Star

David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, is an American-born Nigerian recording artist, performer and record producer.
5. Davido recently Announced his “30 billion world tour” , announcing 28 cities he will perform with more dates to be added
Yes! 30 Billion for the account ti o… Ladies and Gentlemen worldwide, Davido may be coming to a country/city near you for the tour of a lifetime titled “30 BILLION WORLD TOUR”. The summer, as we all know it, will never be the same again.


4. Davido has gained more exposure this year as he has performed in different countries including performing at the 2017 AFCON opening and the One Africa Music Fest.
It started with the 2017 edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) with Akon, Diamond Platnumz and Davido performing at the opening ceremony in Gabon. Just after welcoming his second daughter, Hailey, from American baby mama, Davido took the stage in very celebratory mood at the One Africa Music Fest in Wembley, London and delivered a high-heat music set to thousands of his crazy-thirsted fans.

3. Davido has boost the number of artiste on his label this year by signing Yonda to DMW’s list of talented artistes’
Sony BMG act and Davido Music World (DMW) boss, David Adeleke, widely known by his stage name, Davido, has made a new addition to his imprint. Davido made the grand announcement via his Instagram page.
“Welcome @yonda_music to DMW 2017 Bad boy boutta burn it up!! Big ups @abbricks (Lazyboy management).. YONDA IT’S YOUR TIME!!” he said.
The new artiste will join the likes of Lola Rae, Dremo and Mayorkun. The new signing comes shortly after Davido’s outburst on SnapChat which suggested that he had sacked his manager, Kamal Ajiboye. “I am my own manager in 2017! Don’t put your life in another man’s hand”, he said. He went further to add that he was tired of chasing international fame. Davido also jointly owns HKN music alongside his elder brother Adewale Adeleke. HKN is home to Sina Rambo, B-Red, Deekay and Danagog.

2. Davido released two hit songs this year, the first in February “IF” which is a globally acclaimed song and went on to release FALL another hit song on the second of June
Davido, who then was engaged in a quarrel with Wizkid, put out the teasers to Fall’ on his Instagram account, where he commands a record 4.1 million followers and Twitter, with 2.3 million followers. He published three photographs on his page, all captioned “FALL 02/06/17” and left his followers to fill the gaps. American R&B legend, R Kelly, recently released his own version of ‘IF’.


1. Davido also dropped hints on Instagram for his fans that he will be releasing new music on the 16th of June featuring Young thug and Rae Sremmurd
While having a whirlwind 2017 and the wave doesn’t seem to be abating anytime soon, Davido revealed a week ago via his Twitter account that an international collaboration with American hip hop star Young Thug and hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd. This follows up on his feature on Wale‘s “Fine Girl” alongside Olamide, his “My Story” collaboration with Popcaan and even R Kelly recording a remix to his global hit track “IF“
See his tweet below:

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