Nigeria’s renowned afrobeats star, David Adeleke, widely known as Davido, recently made a surprising revelation during a guest appearance on the popular Drink Champs podcast.
In an episode hosted by N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, Davido shared that he had no knowledge of his family’s wealth during his formative years, only becoming aware of it in his teenage years.
During the podcast interview, the chart-topping musician disclosed that it was not until the age of 13 that he realized his father, Chief Adedeji Adeleke, was affluent.
Davido recounted a significant event that triggered his awareness of his family’s social and economic status.
An explosion had occurred, causing damage to their residence and prompting them to swiftly relocate to a new, lavish property.
Reflecting on this incident, Davido recalled the moment of realization.
“As much money that I have been seeing, all these rich this, rich that. My dad is very disciplined. I ain’t know we had money till I was 13.”
He further elaborated;
“My dad was a billionaire driving a Honda Accord. Let me tell you how I knew he was lit. So, there was an explosion and a lot of houses got destroyed, including our first house that we have been since when I was a kid. When that happened, we had to leave that day because the house got so f*cked up.”
Continuing his narrative, Davido revealed how his mother informed him about their new residence after the incident.
He expressed his astonishment when they arrived at a grand mansion in another part of town that his father had been secretly building.
The size and opulence of the new house made Davido realize the extent of his family’s wealth.
“We started driving, when he got there, it was mad. Big crib. He still stays there now. I was like, mummy, what’s going on? That was when I started realizing that my dad was rich.