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“My Dad Gave Me My Stage Name” – Davido

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_______David Adeleke, the Afrobeats singer famously known as Davido, has disclosed that his father gave him his stage name.

While revealing in an interview with Business Untitled, the singer confirmed that Adeji Adeleke first hesitant to support his musical career.

The award-winning musician stated that after his song was broadcast on the radio, his father heard it and began calling him “Davido”.

,,,,,“I do not think my dad is tough. I blew up when I was 17. Imagine a 17-year-old child and you could not reach him, my dad is the sole parent,” he said.

“Like I told you, I am the first generation entertainer. I don’t think he did not want me to do music, he just want me to be successful.

…..,,,,“So when I moved back to Nigeria, he did not know. Then he heard my voice on the radio, shouting Davido and he gave me that name. My dad gave me Davido….. He just wanted me to go to school which I eventually did.”

In 2023, Davido said that his father got overprotective of him after his mother died.

,,,,,,,He also discussed his father’s effect on his financial decisions.

Davido rose to prominence with his 2012 single ‘Dami Duro’.


,,,,,,,,,,,He has garnered numerous prizes and accolades for his talent.

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