Nigerian music star, Davido has disclosed that he never knew his family was rich until he was age thirteen.
Davido was reflecting on his family, childhood, and career in a recent edition of ‘Earn Your Leisure‘, a UK-based podcast.
Recall that Davido recently raised over N200,000,000.00 as a gift from friends and fans to commemorate his birthday. He added N50,000,000.00 to the money raised then donated it all to Orphanage homes.
Davido during the podcast further said the simplicity of Adedeji Adeleke, his father, and his late mother made him see them as average people when he was younger.
The ‘OBO’ crooner also disclosed that he got know of his family’s wealth
when they moved out of their residence to a new one, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.
“Growing up in my younger days till I was 11, I wasn’t really close to my dad because he was all about work. I remember him coming home late every day building something. I didn’t know what he was doing,” he said.
“I didn’t even know we were rich until like 13 because he lived so normally. He was a billionaire driving a Honda.
“He had a silver Honda
Accord, he had a driver, my mum had like a Toyota or so or a Honda truck.
“They lived so modestly until we moved out of the house to the new house. So, we got to the new house and I’m like ‘oh we lit!’.”
The singer described his father’s penchant for hard work as one of his major inspirations, adding that Adeleke’s personality amazes him.
“Even till date he is still so humble and modest with the way he spends, the way he goes about his business, the way he handles his business is still amazing to me,” he added.
This is not the first time the music star will be talking about his father’s humble beginnings.
It would be recalled that during his live performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk, a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music in Washington earlier in the year, he recounted how his father used to work for a fast-food restaurant in the United States of America.