Davido recounts how his father got him arrested many times

Famous Afrobeat singer, Davido recounts how his billionaire father, Chief Adedeji Adeleke, had him arrested by police multiple times in the early stages of his career.

Davido recounts how his father had him arrested multiple times

Davido made this known during a recent appearance on the Ebro in the Morning Show on Hot 97FM in New York City.

The singer, who goes by the nickname ‘Omo Baba Olowo’, explained that his father initially disapproved of his choice to pursue music and instead urged him to prioritize his education.


He revealed that his father would frequently send police officers to apprehend him and disrupt his performances at various events.

Davido on Why His Dad Had Him Arrested Many Times

“He sent police to get me like he sees a billboard; for example, ‘Davido performing, Wizkid performing’. He will send police to arrest everybody.”

“So, I can go back to school. He kept on doing it. Then there was one time. This is where I knew that ‘Oh I’m lit!’. They [police] came and got me.

Then I’m in the cell and the dude that got the keys his phone rings, it’s my song. I said ‘that’s me’. He said ‘you’re Davido?’. I said ‘yes!’. And he let me go.”

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“I finished school. But I had to do like a part-time stuff. Not that he hated music [he just wanted me to be done with school]. And I feel like, he wants that whatever I’m going to do, I have to be successful, very successful.”

He added that his dad is proud of him now, and he is his number one fan.

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