I Didn’t Know We Were Rich Until I Was 13: Davido Speaks on Billionaire Father’s Humble Lifestyle

I Didn’t Know We Were Rich Until I Was 13: Davido Speaks on Billionaire Father’s Humble Lifestyle

  • Top Nigerian singer, Davido, has shared more details on his wealthy background in a recent interview
  • The Risky crooner noted that he had no idea his father was a rich man until he was around 13 years old
  • Davido noted that his billionaire father drove a Honda Accord at the time and his mother also drove a simple car

Popular Nigerian music star, Davido, has spoken about his father, Adedeji Adeleke and his family’s wealth in a recent interview trending on social media.

The award-winning musician bared it all in an interview with EarnYourLeisure where he revealed that he never knew his father was rich at first.

According to Davido, his father is so humble and modest with the way he spends and goes about his business.

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Davido and father Adedeji Adeleke
Davido says his father lived a modest and humble life despite being a billionaire. Photos: @davido
Source: Instagram

The Risky crooner added that while growing up till about the age of 11, he wasn’t really close with his father because he was all about work.

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Davido added that he didn’t even know his father was rich till he was about 13 because the senior Adeleke lived so normally. The music star added that his father was a billionaire driving a Honda.

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.

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"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!’.”

See the video 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:


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


“Stay Quiet and count commas.”


“They raised him well.”


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

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“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.”


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

Nice one.

Davido's father presents bags of cash to in-laws at nephew's introduction

Davido’s billionaire father, Adedeji Adeleke, recently made big-money moves at his nephew, Sina Rambo’s wedding introduction.

Sina Rambo and his wife, Heidi Dagmar Korth’s families got acquainted at the simple ceremony that has made headlines on social media.

Davido’s father no doubt made a lasting impression on his nephew’s in-laws after he presented them with bags of cash.

In a trending video online, Adeleke was heard thanking Sina’s wife’s family for letting them marry their beautiful daughter.

Source: Legit.ng

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