My father gave me my stage name – Davido

Afrobeats singer David Adeleke, aka Davido, has narrated how he got his stage name.

According to the Grammy-nominated singer, it was his father, Adedeji Adeleke who gave him his stage name.

He said his father heard his song on the radio and began referring to him as “Davido” despite Adedeji’s initial hesitation about his son’s pursuit of a music career.

“I do not think my dad is tough. I blew up when I was 17. Imagine a 17-year-old child and you could not reach him, my dad is the sole parent,” he said.

“Like I told you, I am the first generation entertainer. I don’t think he did not want me to do music, he just wanted me to be successful.

“So when I moved back to Nigeria, he did not know. Then he heard my voice on the radio, shouting Davido and he gave me that name. My dad gave me Davido….. He just wanted me to go to school which I eventually did.”