Nigerian Afrobeats singer Davido’s 30th birthday has passed in sombre reflection. The grieving father, who lost his 3-year-old son to a drowning incident this month, did not celebrate in his usual pomp and fanfare.
Yesterday, November 21, marked the 30th birthday of David Adeleke and had it not been for wishes from family, friends and fans, the day would have gone unnoticed.
This unusual approach to his big day is understandable because of the recent tragedy suffered by him and his baby mama Chioma Rowland.
But let’s take a moment to remember all the times Davido celebrated the OBO way.
Davido caused a massive shakedown when he gifted himself a brand-new Lamborghini on his 29th birthday. In two weeks, he had acquired a Ferrari, Rolls Royce Phantom, Lamborghini and a 2018 Porsche.
We cannot forget the fastest fundraising moment that almost broke the internet. Last year, Davido pulled off the biggest fundraising any African entertainer has ever attempted on the internet. Within hours, he had raised N200M set to be donated to orphanages across Nigeria.
Remember the ‘Good Time’ Album? Davido showed us how to have a good time with a tracklist that debuted on Billboards in America.
The loyalty paid off after Davido gifted all his 30 men crew on a musical tour in Europe. Plus, diamond jewellery shopping was worth millions of dollars.
Davido celebrated 2020 in style when he gifted himself a three-storey building in a prime area of Nigeria, Lekki. The multi-million dollar mansion became the talk of the town in a heartbeat!
Although this year has been overshadowed by a great loss, we wish OBO healing as we await his return.