Davido: My father and I occasionally disagree over how I spend my money


Davido, the Afrobeats singer, has spoken up about his father, Adedeji Adeleke, and his musical career.

Davido revealed at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Botswana on Monday that he and Adedeji have “a lot of arguments” about how he spends money.

The OBO singer revealed that his father, a businessman, generally advises him on investments and finances.

“(Showbiz) It’s still business. Sometimes we get into a lot of arguments. You know, showbiz is different from a normal person’s life that is just doing business,” he said.

“Like for example, I might be in Italy and maybe he just sees a caption ‘Oh Davido buys this $300,000 watch’ He will be like ‘Why are you wasting money like that’? I will be like, Dad you won’t understand. We are using it to inspire people. But all in all, it is still business.

“He still calls me to make sure that I save here, invest there.

“For example, I wanted to rent a penthouse. He advised me, ‘You are wasting money by spending on that (rent). Buy it and use it when you are around.

“Little advice here and there.

“It took a while for him to my (sic) music. But now he has fully accepted it.”

The African edition of Forbes Under 30 started on April 23 and will end on 26.

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