Davido Pays Tribute to His Grandmother
Music superstar Davido took to his Instagram page to pay tribute to his late grandmother. To the shock of many fans, she was an Igbo woman!
Davido’s grandmother, Nnena Esther Adeleke, passed away 11 years ago. A brief message from her family released through Davido’s dad Adedeji Adeleke described her as a kind and humble woman.
Early Life and Education
Davido’s grandmother, Veronica Adeleke, was a university lecturer and PhD holder who passed away in 2006 when the singer was around 39 years old.
On Instagram, the musician remembered her and confirmed she was an Igbo woman. This tribute came 11 years after her passing and just days before his uncle Ademola Adeleke was declared winner of the Osun governorship race.
Adeleke hails from a wealthy family, so the musician was able to receive the best education. He attended British International School in Lagos for elementary and high school before continuing on to Oakwood University in Alabama for business administration studies. Initially, he left Oakwood to focus on music but returned in 2011 to resume study.
Davido has achieved superstardom through his unique style and music, which blends traditional African elements with global mainstream sounds to create an intriguing blend that appeals to many listeners.
He is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and record producer that has achieved great success in the entertainment industry. He’s among the most renowned musicians in Africa and has received numerous awards and endorsement deals to prove it.
Davido is also co-owner of HKN Music, owned jointly by him and his brother Ade. Through HKN, Davido has produced hits for artists like Skales and Tiwa Savage while touring around the world and performing at several concerts.
Achievement and Honors
Davido is a Nigerian musician and songwriter who blends traditional African elements with global mainstream pop music. He has earned many accolades and is considered one of Africa’s greatest artists.
He hails from the Adeleke family of Ede, Osun state. This clan boasts an impressive array of business acumen and musical talent.
On November 21, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia, Adedeji and Vero Adeleke welcomed their last child: Joke Adewale on November 21. His sisters Sharon and Ashley Coco followed shortly thereafter.
Davido began his school years at British International School in Victoria Island, Lagos before attending Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama to major in Business Administration.
Recently, music star Wizkid took to social media to pay homage to his late grandmother Nnena Esther Adeleke. Her 11th year anniversary of passing has sparked strong reactions among fans and followers alike.
Davido’s family described her as an upright and humble woman. The singer revealed that his grandmother is Igbo, which surprised many of his admirers.
Veronica Adeleke was a professor at Babcock University in Osun State and widely-renowned for her love of music. Additionally, she was the mother to two daughters.
She tragically passed away in 2003 at the age of 39 due to cardiac arrest, on March 6, 2003 – her husband’s birthday. Despite her untimely passing, Davido has kept her memory alive through his two daughters in her memory.
Davido is a renowned musician renowned for his hit songs like ‘Aye, If, Fall and Assurance’ that have gained him immense fame and fortune.
He is the youngest of four siblings and has a half-brother named Adewale Adeleke and sister Sharon Adeleke.
They all hold senior positions within their father’s company, Pacific Holdings. He is a Nigerian billionaire and business magnate who owns two private jets worth $35 million and $62 million respectively.
Davido’s grandmother’s exact income is unknown, but she was a highly esteemed academic in her day. Tragically, she passed away in 2003 due to cardiac arrest.