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Davido leads Nigerian celebrities on Instagram rich list

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Music superstar, David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido, has emerged the richest Nigerian on Instagram, with his single post valued at over N26 million.

According to Instagram Rich List 2019 by Hopper HQ 2019, Davido stands at second position in Africa and occupies 38 positions on global rating.

The “Wonder Woman” crooner, called OBO by fans, has 11.8 million followers on IG as at Thursday July 25, with each of his posts valued at 74,000 dollars, approximately 26 million naira.

Wizkid gets 49,700 dollars (which is close to 18millon naira), standing at 46th position on the global rating, with over 7 million followers.

Tiwa Savage is the 48th on the list with over 7.5 million followers, earning 47,200 dollars (17million naira).

This feat has added another accolade to Davido’s richly adorned cap, especially in recent times.

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Davido’s dedication inspires young talents, says budding artiste

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A budding  artiste, Marcel Obute, has described music star, David Adeleke (a.k.a. Davido), as an inspiration to many youths through his dedication, achievements and encouragement of young talents.

Obute, with stage name, D Masel, said on Wednesday that Adeleke’s dedication to music  was much.

 

Obute, a student of  music in  the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

 

He said that Adeleke encouraged young artistes to do their best.

 

Obute  called on other established artistes to emulate the famous musician in lifting young artistes.

 

NAN reports that Adeleke, a singer, songwriter and record producer,  is trending with  his recent release of chat-topping songs.

 

Obute said that Adeleke’s achievements had made him to be  focused on his career.

 

“My best artiste is Davido, the boss of Davido Music Worldwide. His  dedication to music inspires me and makes me want to achieve more with music.

 

“Davido also loves helping young artistes. He always says: ‘We rise by lifting others’. He does not hesitate to help young artistes especially if he sees that you have the passion and talent.

 

 

“He signed in  Mayorkun in 2014 following his effort in playing a piano version of one of his (Davido’s) oldest songs at the time.

 

 

“Artistes like Davido are rare, and I believe he should be used as a point of reference for those losing focus on their musical career,” said.

 

 

Obute advised those desiring to  have a career in  music to learn to play  at least  a musical instrument.

 

 

According to him, playing a musical instrument gives an artiste relevance.

 

 

Obute, who sings, plays keyboard, trumpet, guitar, drum set and some other  instruments, said that passion  for playing musical instruments led him to study music.

 

“What inspired me to choose music is the passion I have for playing musical instruments.

 

 

“I had always wanted to play a musical instrument. When I got a keyboard, my passion for music became unstoppable which led me into studying it as a course in the  university.

 

“It is a good thing to know how to sing and also handle musical instruments. Look at people such as  the  late Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Victor Olaiya, their relevance in the music industry was much,” he said.

Edited By: Josephine Obute/Ijeoma Popoola (NAN)

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Davido pens heart warming message to celebrate Chioma on her birthday

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Music superstar, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has penned a heartwarming message to celebrate his fiancée and mother of his son, Chioma Rowland, on her birthday.

This was on a post he shared via his Instagram page, @davido official page on Thursday morning.

The DMW Records CEO posted a beautiful photo of Chioma and described his yet-to-be-wife as the strongest woman he has ever met in his life.

According to the ‘Blow my mind’ crooner, the lockdown has disrupted plans to turn the city upside down.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE STRONGEST WOMAN I KNOW !!! @thechefchi  !!! Ohhhh Man if we wasn’t on lockdown u already know we for turn the city upside down!!

!!!! My dear wife, may your birthday be as happy as you have made me. AND THATS ON GANG ! #1 CRO ”, he added.

In January 2018, Davido made it known to the world that he was in a relationship after he took the chef to a private family event in Ede, Osun state.

After the trip to Osun state, Davido and Chioma became an item as he showed her off on social media as the relationship became an admiration to his fans.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the would-be husband announced his intention to marry Chioma in 2020.

He also shared pictures of his introduction ceremony with Chioma’s family, asking friends to get set for the big event.

Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

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Davido’s partner, Chioma recovers from coronavirus

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Nigerian music artiste David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has disclosed that his fiancée, Chioma,  has tested  negative for coronavirus after  23 days of contracting the virus.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Davido disclosed this in a series of tweets on his  Twitter handle.

The “Assurance” crooner explained that Chioma tested negative twice for the infection.

He said: “Glory be to God … Chioma has now tested negative twice for Covid19 … Thank you all for prayers …We love you”.

NAN recalled that the ace single  had on March 27, Davido took to his  twitter page to announce that his partner and mother of his son,Ifeanyi, had tested positive for coronavirus.

According to him, the duo and their close associates decided to go for coronavirus test because of their recent travel history, even without symptoms, and Chioma was the only one who tested positive.

The development, however generated reactions from Davido’s fans and industry watchers on  social media with many expressing sympathy and prayed for speedy recovery of Chioma.

Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Ali Baba-Inuwa (NAN)

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Fans commend Davido’s effort in promoting Dremo’s album

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American-born Nigerian singer, Davido has continued to receive commendations for staying up all night to promote, Dremo, his signee.

Dremo, Aboriomoh Femi Raymond, is a Nigerian rapper signed to Davido Music Worldwide record label and had just released an album titled; “Codename Volume 2”.

Davido, born David Adeleke, however took to his Twitter account @davido to announce the release of the album on Friday, 12 a.m. and promoted it all night.

“DA TRACKLIST 4 CV2 !!! @dremodrizzy!!! Catch me on track 9 MABEL FT ME!!!! WE GO LIVE BY 12 a.m.!!!! PICK UR PILL!! BLUE OR RED!!

“CODE NAME VOLUME 2 out by MIDNITE!! PRE-ORDER LINK IN MY BIO!! @dremodrizzy!!!!!!! CRAZY BODY OF WORK CANT WAIT FOR YALL TO HEAR!!!” Davido tweeted.

Davido, who had been popular for his words “we rise by lifting others”, kept the energy all night while promoting the 12 track album.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the album included collaborations with Davido, Falz, Naira Marley, Sinzu, Peruzzi, Idowest, Lil Frosh, The Flowolf and Knucklez.

@localmanturner tweeted “Davido will help you and still hype you. Father Lord I need a Davido in my life too”

JORDAN @Talk2jordan_lee tweeted at 6:54 AM saying; “Who stays up all night just to promote his artistes album? DAVIDO, yes DAVIDO. That’s my king.

Tobi Samuel Snow @iam_foleymessi) tweeted at 7:59 AM “Davido stayed all night promoting Dremo his artiste. I love this man!!!”

THE BENJAMIN’S @i_am_hbozz tweeted; “Davido hasn’t slept since last night. We all need a BOSS like him by our side supporting us.”

Wande @BlaccMajek tweeted “See as Davido dey Promote Dremo Album. That’s The Energy We All Want. Promote Your Artistes”

Damilare @DamilareOficial tweeted; “I’ll be doing what Davido has been doing for Dremo since last night till this time retweeting and promoting till today. Promote your artistes, Davido is the real baddest.”

Simi’s Number one Fan @Kaykeed tweeted; “You see how Davido is rooting for Dremo. That’s the kind of love you should pray for! DAVIDO IS THE REAL ONE. tbh.”

Davido has, however, been trending on Twitter with over 51 million tweets on how record label owners should promote their artistes.

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Edited By: Abiodun Esan/Peter Ejiofor) (NAN)

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Davido goes into self-isolation as partner, Chioma, tests positive for coronavirus

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Ace Nigerian music star David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, says he has decided to go into self-isolation as his fiancée,  Chioma, has tested positive to the coronavirus.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that Davido  disclosed this in a series of tweets on Friday  evening on his verified Twitter handle.

The “Assurance” crooner explained that the duo recently returned to Nigeria from their foreign trips without symptoms.

They, however, decided to take the COVID-19 test  alongside  close associates.

He said: “I came back recently from America after cancelling (my) tour.

“My fiancée Chioma also came back from London recently with our baby.

“We had no symptoms and still both feel perfectly fine but because of our recent travel history, we decided to take ourselves and our close associates we’ve come in recent contact with for the COVID-19 test on the 25th of March.

“Unfortunately, my fiancée’s result came back positive while all 31 others tested negative, including our baby.

“We are however doing perfectly fine and she is even still yet to show any symptoms whatsoever.

“She is now being quarantined and I have also gone into full self-isolation for the minimum 14 days.

“I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for your endless love and prayers in advance and to urge everyone to please stay at home as we control the spread of this virus.

“Together we can beat this.”

Davido and Chioma are now the first Nigerian celebrities to confirm and publicly declare  their status in the face of the COVID-19  pandemic.

NAN reports that the development has generated reactions from Davido’s fans and industry watchers on  Twitter, with many expressing sympathy and praying for speedy recovery of Chioma.

Engineer Tolu @tolutezzy wrote: “Davido’s Chioma is tested positive for Covid-19, This is disheartening , what is the assurance I don’t have or you don’t have too because some of us have not done test.

“ Please I think this is the right time for all of us to stay at home and isolate ourself for 14 days…”

Danny [email protected]Walter wrote: ”We cover Chioma and Davido with the Blood of Jesus…”

Also, @AsiwajuLerry said: “ Davido just confirmed that Chioma is positive for Coronavirus, a nursing mother fgs. Can this Disease stop already???

“Stay Safe David and the rest of the family.Wishing her Quick Recovery as well.”

Another Twitter [email protected]wrote:”Oh….Davido’s fiancé, Chioma has tested positive for Covid-19 ! Apparently she’s not showing any symptoms but David has decided to go into isolation for 14 days.

“They were all at Mayorkun’s crib for his birthday. The whole DMW crew needs to self isolate! No joke!!”

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Edited By: Mufutau Ojo)
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Davido’s wife/fiancee, Chioma tests positive to coronavirus

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Nigerian Afrobeats star Davido has announced that his fiancé Chioma has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Chioma, according to Davido, recently returned from the United Kingdom with their baby.

The baby tested negative, the singer said. In a series of tweets detailing the reveal, he stated that “he decided to take ourselves and our all close associates we’ve come in recent contact with for the COVID-19 test on the 25th of March.”

“Hey everyone ! I came back recently from America after cancelling tour. My fiancé Chioma also came back from London recently with our baby. We had no symptoms and still both feel perfectly fine but because of our recent travel history we decided to take ourselves and our all close associates we’ve come in recent contact with for the COVID-19 test on the 25th of March.

Unfortunately, my fiancé’s results came back positive while all 31 others tested have come back negative including our baby. We are however doing perfectly fine and she is even still yet to show any symptoms whatsoever. She is now being quarantined and I have also gone into full self isolation for the minimum 14 days. I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for your endless love and prayers in advance and to urge everyone to please stay at home as everyone to please stay at home as we control the spread of this virus! Together we can beat this!
Love, D

With this, they become the first Nigerian celebrities to publicly confirm their statuses.

It should be recalled that Davido was at Ibadan, Oyo state where he performed and clubbed after his return to the country, a move that attracted attacks from social media users.

Three cases of the virus have been confirmed in the state since then, with two of them announced on Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The virus has infected over 500, 000 people worldwide with more 16, 000 deaths recorded. In Nigeria, 70 cases have been confirmed. Three of them have been discharged and only one death recorded

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Davido posts  “marriage’’ picture

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Popular Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer,  David  Adeleke, popularly known as “Davido” has posted a controversial picture online, showing himself  and partner,  Chioma dressed in a traditional attire that looks like a marriage attire.

Davido posted the picture on his official Instagram page, Tuesday, @davidoofficial , on Tuesday and captioned it “1MILLI !!!’’

The post has generated thousands of likes and comments on social media within few minutes of uploading it.

Some people think that Davido has done a secret traditional wedding with Chioma, who recently gave birth to a baby boy for him in the U.S.

Others believe that it was just a video shoot. Recently some of Davido’s fans said that the talented artiste shot a video for one of his songs and used Chioma as a video vixen.

However, the picture has sparked reactions from social media users as many of his friends and fans are congratulating him on his successful marriage to Chioma, as seen below :

@brodashaggi  “Now I’m crying, David, you know I’m very emotional “

@Sholy 23 “Wow this is crazy cool , am happy for you bro, love win one day “

@iniedo expressed herself with a love emoji

@tontolet “congratulation”

@officialwaje”Awwww congratulations”

@eniola_badmus “je ka gbadura”

@iamharrysong “expressed himself with a love emoji “

@daddyfreeze “Bless your union”

David  Adeleke was born on Nov. 21, 1992. He is a Nigerian singer, who came to the limelight when he released his song “Dami duro “and released his second single from his debut studio album “Omo Baba Olowo” in 2012.

In January 2019, Davido’s concert sold out in the O2 Arena in London, becoming the first African solo artiste to achieve the feat.

Edited By: Emmanuel Okara/Ifeyinwa Omowole

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Davido, Teni others thrill fans at Access bank Lagos marathon

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Security official had torrid time controlling the crowd as they battled to catch a glimpse of the Ace Musician, David Adeleke (Davido) one of the guest musicians at 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the “30 billion Gang crooner, Davido, had the last performance  to the admiration of the fans who but continued to ask for more.

Davido performed most of his hit songs, such as Chioma, 30 billion naira, E ma Dami Duro and others.

Before Davido came, the rave of the moment, Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni, also dished out her numerous songs to entertain her fans.

Some of her songs included , Billionaire, For Your Case, Meyo and others.

NAN reports that 31-year-old Kenyan long distance runner, David Bamarssai won the race with a  prize money of the 5th Access Bank Lagos City 42km Marathon with the time of 2;10:23

Kenya’s Sharon Jemutai Cherop became the First Woman to Finish the marathon also.

Guests at the presentation ceremony included, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Yusuf Buratai, Chairman and Lagos State Sports Commission, (LSSC), Sola Ayepeku.

Others included, the Chairman Nilayo Sports, organisers of the event, Bukola Olopade, Director General, LSSC, Oluwatoyin Gafar among others.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/ Ekemini Ladejobi

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Music review: Davido drops unimpressive single in New Year

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After a successful 2019, Superstar Nigerian Singer and Song Writer, David Adedeji Adeleke, aka Davido, has opened the year with a new song titled ‘2020 Letter To You.’

The song kicked off with Davido advising and encouraging his listeners in his lyrics.

He sang, “Manage your state, magnify your office, comport yourself. Be true to yourself, I live this life at a pace that any man can go. Know your place and dedicate your role, to the fate that you will die alone.”

Truly, the first verse did pass across a message to listeners in a creative way, advising listeners to improve on themselves. But as the song went on, the singer missed it all on the second verse.

His writing skill on the second verse was a little bit shallow, the lyrics were random and not brainy. It was as though he was saying just anything that popped in his head.

The song does not have the potential of becoming a hit and even the singer by now should have realised that. The rhythm, beat and lyrics sound too mediocre. More so, his lyrics on the second verse was not in line with the first verse.

The song could get a “thumbs up” from some music lovers considering the fact that some Nigerian music listeners  were sometimes sentimental, especially when a song was coming from a prominent artist, not minding if the artist was really communicating on the song or not.

The single, which was produced by Vsix, had  also received mixed feelings from fans on social media as some music lovers expected more from the singer.

Unfortunately, the music star decided to start off the year with a simple freestyle structured song to motivate his fans.

However, there were speculations on social media that Davido was trying to ‘shade’ someone on his lyrics. This was said considering the song was dropped amidst the recent saga between Peruzzi (his record label artist) and Patrick Anyaene (onetime Peruzzi manager).

Davido is a great artist and he had won multiple awards so far in his music career. He had been consistent in the music industry for almost ten years, his hard work and musical talent, undeniably brought him this far. His musical prowess is unquestionable but his job on the newly released single was more like a back pedal for the music giant.

Undoubtedly, the music star had an exceptional 2019 as he did not only  sold out  ‘The 02 Arena’ in London but also released ‘Blow my mind’, a song featuring American singer, Chris Brown.

The video to the song amassed one million views in 11 hours, making it the fastest Nigerian music video to gain the most views within the first 24 hours of its release.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Wale Ojetimi

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