Davido is a popular entertainer in Africa and had even taken his music across the shores of Africa, and recently got a lucrative contract with Sony Records. Chief Deji Adeleke net worth – see the updated net worth of Davido’s father (baba olowo). Dr He is a businessman who hails from Ede, Osun State, Nigeria.
Davido has grown in popularity since his first debut hit with Neato C titled “Back Then”, followed by another hit “Dami Duro” that really got him hooked to the main music stream. Davido along with his elder brother, Adewale Adeleke are co-owners of the record label, HKN music.
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It has always been known that Davido came from a very wealthy home, and he does not fail to flaunt his riches in his music video along with his lyrics. Davido has always been known to praise his father with the phrase “Omo baba Olowo” meaning child of a rich man.
WHO IS DR DEJI ADELEKE (DAVIDO’S FATHER)
Dr Deji Adeleke is a very wealthy businessman who hails from Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. He has most of his businesses in Lagos State, born on March 6, 1957, in Enugu to the family of Chief Adebayo Adeleke.
The Adelekes are a very influential family in the Yoruba land and Chief Adebayo Adeleke was the brain behind the Banana Island in Lagos State, a real estate paradise. One of his sons, Deji Adeleke brother was a one-time Governor of Osun State, which shows the family influence both in politics and business.
Dr Deji Adeleke was married to Dr Veronica Adeleke, she died in 2003, and they both had a boy, David Davido Adeleke and a daughter, named Sharon.
Dr Deji Adeleke is a profound and successful businessman, a lover of education, a Pro-Chancellor and founding member of Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. He was believed to have a strong influence on Davido finishing his higher education and obtain his BSc degree before furthering on his music career.
Dr Deji Adeleke has been known to be a philanthropist, and has donated to both churches and schools alike, built a multi-million naira church Seventh Days Adventist Church and donated a hall to Babcock University, where his son, Davido graduated from.
Davido’s father net worth
The Adelekes are a very wealthy and influential family and they are worth over $700 million.
This info is from Forbes. A good percentage of this wealth comes from investments in the Banking sector, Real estate, Record labels and Securities. Davido’s Father – Deji Adeleke is an industrialist and an oil magnate. Through his conglomerate Pacific Holdings Ltd, Davido’s father owns Pacific energy, Omotosho power plant and Olorunsogo Power Plant. Davido’s father also owns Pacific Drilling Company Limited, Pacific Farms Limited, Intertrade Warehousing Limited, Junior Ventures Limited, Pacific Freightliners Limited and Pacific Gas Company Limited.
Deji Adeleke professional experience
He owns over 20 years of experience in various leadership positions in the Nigerian business environment. He has two doctorate degrees from Phoenix University, Arizona and Columbia Pacific University, California. Both in the United States. He also earns his Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Western Kentucky. He has a degree in Finance from the same university.
Davido Father and Philanthropy
Deji Adeleke has been a great lover of education and this is the centre of his philanthropic activities. He created the Adeleke University, located in Ede, Osun state and currently serves on the board seat as the pro-chancellor.
Davido’s father has also won so many awards locally and internationally for his enviable strides in the world of entrepreneurship, commerce, community development and philanthropic activities.
Who was Davido Mother?
Davido’s mother was named Veronica Imade Adeleke. She was the mother of Davido and his older sister, Sharon. She was a member of the academic staff of Babcock University, the same school Davido graduated from. Veronica Adeleke was known to be kind, gentle, smart and extremely beautiful. The whole university community was thrown into a period of mourning when Veronica Adeleke suddenly lost her life. She passed on at the tender age of 39 years. Veronica Adeleke, similar to Davido, had an intricate interest in music. She was a leader of a band, which named after her band ‘David’s band’. The band later played at her funeral.
Each year, the entire Adeleke family remembers the blessing Veronica Adeleke was to them. A lot of people are usually invited to the commemoration ceremony. Davido always remembers his mum frequently, he is always passionate about her. He regularly shares her photograph. He named his daughters after his mum.