Popular singer, Davido has revealed that Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa counsels him to save his money.

Popular singer, Davido has revealed that Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa counsels him to save his money.

Popular singer, Davido has revealed that Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa counsels him to save his money.

Speaking in a chat with Earn Your Leisure podcast, the ‘Jowo’ crooner whose father, Adedeji Adeleke is a friend of Dangote, said: “Anytime I see Uncle Aliko, he tells me, David save your money”

Asked how he is empowering younger artistes, the DMW boss said: “It’s all love, shout out to this new generation, I hope they don’t make the mistakes that we made .I wasn’t welcomed when I came into the industry based on my background. I really had to show them that I am good at this. I have a lot of friends in the industry and I feel like, unity will make us become stronger.

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Shout out to these new artistes, they are going crazy. They are innovative. They are very smart young bright artistes coming out of this country. All of them come here, we hang out. I tell them my two cents”.

The philanthropic artiste also stated that Dangote drove him from the hospital back home, when he was born.

“Dangote drove me home from hospital when I was born”, he revealed.

David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), popularly known as Davido, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Davido blends traditional African elements, with global mainstream pop for a sound that's equal parts intresting and infectious.

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Davido after releasing "Dami Duro", the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012). In 2012, Davido won the Next Rated award at The Headies. Between 2013 and 2015, he also released a number of hit singles and in January 2016 he signed a record deal with Sony Music.

He then founded the record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), to which acts Dremo, Mayorkun, Peruzzi and Liya have been signed. In July 2016, Davido signed a record deal with Sony's RCA Records.

In October 2016, he released the 5-track EP Son of Mercy, which was supported by the singles "Gbagbe Oshi", "How Long" and "Coolest Kid in Africa". In April 2017, Davido re-negotiated his contract with Sony due to creative control issues and later that year he released five singles including "If" and "Fall".

"If" generated worldwide social media activity while "Fall" became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.

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