Popular Nigerian signer and record producer, David Adeleke aka Davido has revealed that he didn’t know his father was rich or a billionaire until he turned 13-years-old.
The Afropop artiste disclosed that he had no clue his dad was very rich at his younger age because he was not close to his dad describing him as a workaholic always busy at work and always returns home late at night.
Davido made this revelation in a recent interview with an American-based podcast, Earn Your Leisure, which was published on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
He said, “From my younger days till I was about 13, I wasn’t really close to my daddy because he was all about work and work. I remember him coming home late every day. I didn’t know what he was doing. I didn’t even know he was rich.”
According to him he only got the idea that his father, Adedeji Adeleke was very rich and is a billionaire at the age of 13, when they moved from their old house to the new mansion.
Speaking more about his father, Davido described his dad to be someone who is very humble, and 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.
“I come from a family where there’s no entertainment. It’s straight-up; you go to school and get a degree, and it’s either two options. It’s either my dad gets you a job from his rich friends or you work for him. I was the first one to really branch out and do entertainment.” (sic)
Davido revealed that his dad used to send police after him when he left school and decided to focus on his musical career back then.
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