In 2011, a young lad Davido Adeleke made his debut in the Nigerian music industry with the stage name ‘Davido’.
Over a decade now, Davido has joined his counterparts to change the game in Nigeria and Africa at large.
With over six (6) albums, numerous awards and a powerful record label, Davido is celebrating a decade in the industry.
Davido remains one of the most influential artists in Africa. He rose to fame after releasing ‘Dami Duro’, a single from his debut studio album ‘Omo Baba Olowo’.
In 2012, he won the Next Rated award at The HEADIES.
Between 2013, and 2015, he released several hit singles and in January 2016, signed a record deal with Sony Music. He then founded the record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), which houses Dremo, Mayorkun, Peruzzi and several others.
In July 2016, Davido signed a record deal with Sony’s RCA Records.
In October 2016, he released the 5-track EP ‘Son of Mercy’.
In April 2017, he released five singles including ‘IF’ and ‘FALL’. ‘IF’ generated worldwide social media activity while ‘FALL” went on to became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.
Davido released his second studio album ‘A Good Time’ in November 2019. He released his third studio album ‘A Better Time’, on 13 November 2020.
Davido was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2019.
Reaction have continued to pour in for the DMW chief. Don Jazzy, Neato C, Shizzy, and several other music counterparts are celebrating with Davido.
See reactions below.