My dad lived normal, I didn’t know he was a billionaire until I was 13 — Davido Speaks About Life With His Parents While Growing Up (Video)


Nigerian music star, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, has disclosed that he didn’t know his father, Adedeji Adeleke, was a billionaire until he was 13.

davido and Daddy, Adeleke
davido and Daddy, Adeleke

The singer made this revelation in a recent interview with ‘Earn Your Leisure’.


He said he didn’t have a close relationship with his dad when he was growing up because his dad was always busy with work, so he had no idea about his line of business or net worth.

According to him, it was after they moved to their new house when he was 13 that it dawned on him that they were rich.

Speaking on how humble his father is, the ‘omo baba olowo’ said his dad, a billionaire businessman, lives a normal and modest lifestyle, and even drove a Honda car, despite being a billionaire.

He added that his mum also drove a relatively inexpensive car, so he didn’t know they were stinkingly rich. Speaking about his father, Davido said:


“Even till date he is still so humble and modest with the way he spends, the way he goes about his business, the way he handles his business is still amazing to me.

“Growing up in my younger days till I was 11, I wasn’t really close to my dad because he was all about work. I remember him coming home late everyday building something. I didn’t know what he was doing.

“I didn’t even know we were rich until like 13 because he lived so normally. He was a billionaire driving a Honda. He had a silver Honda Accord, he had a driver, my mum had like a Toyota or so or a Honda truck. They lived so modestly until we moved out of the house to the new house. So we got to the new house and I’m like ‘oh we lit!’.”

Watch him speak below,

Wealth is quiet – Internet users react

Davido’s revelation about his father’s modesty despite being a billionaire has led to a series of interesting reactions online.

Read some of their comments below:

Socialite_htx: “Wealth is quiet baby!! Some of the most wealthiest drive the most economical cars. Stay woke! .”

Keishabeeecooks: “Stay Quiet and count commas.”

Advanced_family_medicine: “They raised him well.”

Dchevas_skincare: “Awwww see me just smiling and laughing chai God punish poverty oh.”

Kinsleyemeka: “Well me and my mom and brother do a lot of hard work in the farm with my mom but I didn’t feel we was poor because everything I needed was provided by momcy that woman God bless her for me.”

Thatboy_code: “@achchristopher_ I don’t believe. Well it can be true cause he was young so he won’t know for sure.”

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