The father of Afrobeat artist Davido, Adedeji Adeleke is one of the successful businessmen and millionaires in Nigeria. His son, Davido has disclosed in an interview with the American-based podcast Earn Your Leisure why he was distant from his father as a child growing.
According to Davido, he was not close to his father because he was a workaholic. He disclosed how he used to go to work and come back home very late almost every day. He said he did not know his father was rich.
“From my younger days till I was about 11, I wasn’t really close to my dad because he was all about work and work. I remember him coming home late every day. I didn’t know what he was doing. I didn’t even know he was rich”.
According to Davido, he did not know his father was rich till he was 13 years old he said he realized the magnitude of his father’s wealth when they moved into their new house and when he saw his father driving a Honda at that time.
“From the new house, that was when I started trying to know what my dad did and I got to know that he was into business. I come from a family where there’s no entertainment. It’s straight-up; you go to school and get a degree and it’s either two options. It’s either my dad gets you a job from his rich friends or you work for him, I was the first one to really branch out and do entertainment.