Davido’s Confession Sheds Light on Family Conflict Over Pursuing Music Rather Than Education

Davido’s Confession Sheds Light on Family Conflict Over Pursuing Music Rather Than Education

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. Nigerian musician David Adeleke, widely known as Davido, has provided an explanation regarding his father’s practice of sending the police after his show promoters and fans in the early stages of his career.


In an interview with Mo Gilligan on the Lateish Show, Davido shared insights into his father’s perspective, highlighting the clash between his passion for music and his father’s emphasis on education and business.

Father’s Focus on Education and Business:

Davido clarified that his father, billionaire Adedeji Adeleke, prioritized education and business ventures.

Consequently, his father struggled to accept the fact that Davido was not prioritizing his education and instead pursuing a career in music that deviated from his father’s beliefs.

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Conflict of Interest:

The musician disclosed that his decision to pursue music was met with disapproval from his father.

This clash of interests strained their relationship, as Davido’s passion for music did not align with his father’s expectations.

Absconding from School:

During the early days of his music career, Davido admitted to frequently skipping school to pursue his musical ambitions.


This behavior, which went against his father’s wishes for a strong educational foundation, contributed to the strict measures his father implemented.

Police Intervention:

Davido revealed that his father resorted to sending the police to arrest show organisers, promoters, and even fans whenever he learned that Davido was scheduled to perform at an event.

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This strict approach was a response to Davido’s actions and served as a means to assert control and discourage his pursuit of music.

Constant Surveillance:

To further enforce his authority, Davido mentioned that his father had cameras monitoring his activities wherever he went.

This level of scrutiny underscored the seriousness of his father’s disapproval and determination to curtail Davido’s involvement in the music industry.


Davido’s explanation sheds light on the dynamics between him and his father regarding his choice to pursue a career in music.

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Despite their conflicting viewpoints, Davido’s passion for music has propelled him to success.

The strict measures implemented by his father, such as involving the police and constant surveillance, demonstrate the intensity of their disagreement and the hurdles Davido had to overcome on his path to musical stardom.


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A seasoned and experienced writer who has been writing for many years, with over 25 years experience and special interest in journalistic writeups. Dorcas Funmi has thought many classes and trained many writers. Now retired, she focuses on writing news articles.

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