Since the beginning of the year 2015, there’s been no Nigerian pop star that has steadily been in the news as much as HKN boss, David Adedeji Adeleke popularly called Davido.
Davido is clearly a hot topic for the Nigerian media, as news of him and about him would not just stop being in circulation. In this report, we run you through some of the major news highlights that’s got Davido trending across both the traditional and social media in recent weeks.
Davido spent 3 very eventful weeks in Atlanta in the month of March. This was the month he recorded his duet with American rapper, Meek Mill and he was rumoured to have recorded another collabo with Drake. Not done, he partied with Puff daddy and Wale during the same period.
It was in the month of March that he also publicly flaunted his love for 19 year-old Guinean beauty, Sira Kante to no end and we all thought Davido has finally found love but it all fizzled away the moment he returned to Nigeria.
Another major highlight in March was his famous encounter with a live ‘Snake’ that got him trending for days.
In April, he got popular New York-based jeweler, Greg Yuna who makes jewelry for American stars like Drake, Floyd Mayweather to make him a neck piece that reportedly costs over N10m and also got through his final year examination at Babcock University while announcing to his teeming fans that his graduation would hold on June 7 along with the release of his second album a day later.
That same month, he performed on the same stage with 50 Cent at a pool party in Atlanta and attended the 3rd Nigerian Entertainment Conference in Lagos where he and his producer, Shizzi held a live demonstration of what goes down when they are together in the studio – the process of creating music with the audience.
He capped the month with an incident of a missed flight to Malaysia for the AGA awards and also placed a huge bet for the Floyd Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao bout, which he won.
Davido’s adventures didn’t stop there; they surely continued in May as he got close to breaking the Internet with news of the arrival of his first child. From his subtle announcement with a photo of the baby holding his hand, to Dele Momodu’s confirmation that he’s indeed fathered a child with Sophie Momodu, it was sheer domination for Davido across all news platforms.
Whatever he has done in the last few weeks can hardly compare with the month of June for Davido. The year-splitting month has been the most exceptionally eventful for the Osun State-born music star. It began with the postponement of his album release album earlier scheduled to drop on June 8, 2015 and was quickly followed by his much awaited graduation from Babcock University on Sunday, June 7, 2015.
Although a large chunk of June is still to roll, it is looking so good for the self-styled Omo Baba Olowo who graduated with a Second Class Upper degree from the private university’s Department of Music.
Two days after his graduation, as if desirous of keeping the heat on, he dropped his much-anticipated duet with Meek Mill on the song titled ‘Fans Mi’ and literarily broke the Internet with amazing reviews and the accompanying video.
He went on to renew his endorsement deal with the country’s leading Telco firm, MTN before sharing his first full photo with his little daughter just as photos of him at a surprise birthday party for his baby mama soon went viral online.
Davido is clearly not done with his domination of the media space. Having grabbed a couple of nominations with the release of the list of nominees for the 2015 MTV MAMAs billed for South Africa and planning to drop his widely awaited second album in the coming weeks, fans and followers of the Nigerian music scene would agree that Davido is without a shadow of doubt the most talked about Nigerian music star at the moment.