Have you ever wondered: who is Davido’s father? The public is interested in the life and the journey to the success of this big celebrity. Also, a number of people want to know the details about the star’s parents. Are they also wealthy and successful too? They say, ‘an apple does not fall too far from the tree.’
Davido is a young and famous Nigerian singer and songwriter. It’s not a bad thing to be born into the family of a king and a millionaire. You have everything provided for you and all roads are open before you. But it takes a smart person to make use of these opened opportunities correctly.
So, this was the case with Davido. He was very clever when it comes to making use of the resources provided by the Adeleke family and even multiplied them. What kind of family was he born into? Who is his father? Now, let us talk about Elder Deji Adeleke. This is the man who fathered the big star.
Dr. Deji Adeleke was also born in to a family of status. His father, Davido’s grandfather, Chief Adebayo Adeleke, a businessman and an investor, was considered the brain of the famous Banana Island, in Lagos. He developed a concept to make Nigeria a place of pride. Also, he made a significant contribution to the development of local and foreign investors in Nigerian real estate.
Deji Adeleke was born in March 6, 1957. His place of birth is Enugu. Mr. Adeleke is a true Yoruba from Ede and Osun State located in the southwestern part of Nigeria.
Deji Adeleke family
Dr. Deji Adeleke was married to Dr. Vero Adeleke. His wife (Davido’s mother) worked as a lecturer at Babcock University. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2003. Two children were produced by the couple. The son is David Adeleke (now the famous Nigerian singer Davido), and daughter is Sharon Adeleke (she is also called Coco).
As for his attitude towards his son and superstar Davido, Mr. Adeleke showed a firmness of character. He insisted that Davido had to graduate from school and obtain a certificate, despite the fact that his musical career was gaining momentum.
Another thing that should also be noted is Dr. Deji Adeleke’s reverent care for his granddaughter Imade, from Davido and Sophie Momodu. He protected the kid from her parents’ scandals.
Adedeji Adeleke had an elder brother, Isiaka Adeleke. He was, at one point, a Senator and a Governor of Osun State. Isiaka Adeleke died in April 2017.
Deji Adeleke, a businessman and philanthropist
Adedeji Adeleke is a Pro-Chancellor and co-founder of Adeleke University in Ede, State Osun. Moreover, Davido’s father is the founder and CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited. The company is engaged in investments in different branches of the Nigerian economy. For example, it is occupied with:
• Steel products
Also, Dr. Deji Adeleke has an interest in real estate and banking sphere.
In addition, Deji Adeleke is a famous philanthropist and sponsor. He helped the Babcock University, where his son studied, and his late wife worked. Moreover, he sponsored the building of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This noble act cost him many millions of Naira. He is a Christian by religion.
Elder Deji Adeleke is an example of a man who was born and brought up in a wealthy family. He succeeded to multiply the worth and raised successful children. Moreover, Davido’s father still finds time for charity.