Nigeria’s afrobeats sensation, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, says he did not know his family was wealthy during his formative years.
He said he only became oblivious of his family’s social and economic status in his teens.
Speaking when he featured as a guest on the latest episode of Drink Champs podcast co-hosted by N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, he disclosed that he realised his dad, Chief Adedeji Adeleke, was rich when he was 13.
He said it took an explosion that affected their house and an impromptu swift relocation to a new gigantic edifice for him to come to terms with the fact that his father is a person of means even though he lives a modest life.
He said, “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. 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.
“So, my mum was like, David, we are leaving, we are going to the new house. I was like, ahnn! New house? He [my dad] has been building the house in another part of the town since but I didn’t even know. We started driving, when he got there, it was mad. Big crib. He still stays there now. I wad like, mummy, what’s going on? That was when I started realising that my dad was rich.”