10 Fun Facts About Adedeji Adeleke: Davido’s Father’s Net Worth, Businesses, Age, Wife, Kids, Cars, Private Jet, Parents

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Davido doesn’t shy away from the fact that he comes from a rich family with his dad, Adedeji Adeleke being a billionaire and one of the richest men in Africa.

Davido father goes by the name Mr. Adedeji Adeleke. He was born in Enegu on March 6th, 1957. His father, Davido’s grandfather Chief Adebayo Adeleka was an investor and a businessman who took part in making Nigeria a proud state.

Mr. Deji is a proud Yoruba man from Enugu, Nigeria. The good doctor and businessman comes from a well-off family explaining his affluence and far-wide exposure and wealth. Mr. Deji Adeleke is the younger brother of the former governor of Osun State Mr. Isiaka Adeleke. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Holdings Limited. This deals with financing and investing in a countable number of Nigeria’s Economy. We will delve deeper into Davido’s father’s life history and wealth.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Mr. Deji Adeleke
Net Worth:$1.7 billion
Full Name:Adedeji Adeleke
Profession:Real Estate and Businesses
Famous for:Business magnate and the father of Davido
Companies: Adeleke University, Pacific Holdings Limited
Date of birth:March 6, 1957
Age:66 years (as of 2023)
Birthplace:Enugu, Nigeria
State of origin:Enegu in Nigeria
Marital StatusTeju Adeleke (m. ?–2015), Veronica Adeleke (m. ?–2003)
Children:Davido, Adewale Adeleke, Coco Adeleke
Education:Columbia Pacific University (1981–1983)
Siblings:Isiaka Adeleke
Grandchildren:David Adedeji Adeleke Jr., Hailey Veronica Adeleke, Aurora Imade Adeleke

Who is Adedeji Adeleke, Davido’s biological father?

Davido goes around hyping his dad and many would want to know the man behind Davido’s hype as he goes bragging every time by saying “omo Baba Olowo” meaning the son of the richest man.

David’s father is Adedeji Adeleke Tajudeen, a Nigerian business magnate and the CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited; is Davido’s dad.

He is famous for his profession as a business mogul, philanthropist, and the top of it all, being the father of one of Africa’s biggest stars, Davido.

Where is Adedeji Adeleke from?

Dr. Deji Adeleke is a Yoruba man from Osun State in the south of Nigeria. Davido’s father is half Igbo and half Yoruba. This explains why Davido’s best friends are Igbos because his ancestral maternal home is Enugu. Davido’s father and uncles were born and raised in Enugu by an Igbo mother.

How old is Adedeji Adeleke?

Adedeji Tajudeen Adeleke was born on the 6th of March 1957 in Enugu State in Nigeria. This puts his current age at 66 years.

His zodiac sign is Pisces. Pisces are highly creative and imaginative, Walker reports, as well as compassionate and loving. Their emotional sensitivity factor is high, helping them to remain in tune with others but also leaving them vulnerable to criticism, worrying a lot about the effect that their actions might have on others.

Where did Adedeji Adeleke attend school?

Adedeji Adeleke lived in Enugu State with his maternal Grandmother but had to move to Lagos to start his Primary School Education when he was of age. He attended Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary School from 1965 to 1970, and when he graduated in 1970, he proceeded to Seventh-Day Adventist Grammar School in Osun State for his Secondary School Education.

He obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1975 and went ahead to gain admission into Western Kentucky University, Kentucky, USA in 1976. He gained admission abroad while he worked briefly at the Federal Ministry of Education. In 1979, he obtained a Bachelors’s Degree in Finance and then enrolled for an MBA in 1979, which he completed in 1981.  He then went ahead to bag a Ph.D. degree at Pacific Columbia University, California in International Business.

After fortifying himself with the best standard of education he could have at the highest level, he returned to Nigeria to participate in the Nigerian National Youth Service Corps Scheme.

In 2007, Adedeji Adeleke enrolled to receive another Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Arizona, and in 2010, he received his degree. He is the current Pro-Chancellor of Adeleke University and also the CEO of Pacific Holdings Ltd.

What is Davido’s father’s career like and how did he make his money?

After acquiring all his degrees, he went ahead to establish Pacific Holdings in December 1983. He created Pacific Holdings through Pacific Drilling Company Limited, specializing in geographical surveys, water treatment, drilling of boreholes, and many more activities. The company was later incorporated as a Limited Liability Company on the 28th of December 1990. Pacific Holdings is now into Energy & Power generation and Freight services.

In 1996, Adedeji Adeleke established a non-profit NGO called Springtime Development Foundation (SDF) with the aim of bettering the lives of many Nigerians through Education, himself being a lover of Education. In March 2011, he received the national license to run operations at his University- Adeleke University in Osun State.

He is a shrewd investor and businessman, who really want to follow in his father’s steps. His old man left a legacy in Nigeria after having run the Banana Island, which left pride in the country. Mr. Deji was the pioneer and co-founder of the Adeleke University in the composed town of Ede Osun state, and also CEO of Pacific Holding Limited. Subsequent writings seek to enlighten you about Davido’s father’s wealth.

Dr. Deji Adeleke is the Pro-Chancellor and partnering founder of Adeleke University in Ede, Osun state. He’s also the CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited, a company that deals with investments in various areas all over the country. Davido’s father is an authoritarian, a committed Christian, and a generous donor. He went ahead and donated a hall to Babcock University, the same university where Davido graduated from. A few years ago, he built a multi-million naira church house for his Seventh Day Adventist Church. The investment deals with example steel products, logistics, warehouses,s and energy.

Image: Davido’s father and mother
Image: Davido’s father and mother
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Who is Adedeji Adeleke’s wife?

Davido’s father seems to be currently not in any romantic relationship. however, he was previously married but lost his wife to death.

Adedeji Adeleke got married to a University Lecturer, Veronica Imade, who passed away at the age of 39 years in 2003.

His now-deceased wife, Dr. Vero Adeleke worked as a lecturer at Babcock University.

Per rumors, Adedeji was linked with a woman named Teju Adeleke after Davido’s mother’s death but since 2015, there are no claims if they’re still together or not.

Who are Adedeji Adeleke’s children?

Dr. Deji married a very beautiful woman Dr. Vero Adeleke who worked as a lecturer at Babcock University. He has two kids; his son is David Adeleke now the famous Nigerian singer Davido and his daughter is Sharon Adeleke also called Coco he has a granddaughter and a late grandson that’s is Davido’s kids.

Him being the disciplinarian he pushed Davido to finish his university level despite his celebrity and music career. He has a brother who was a former governor of Osun State by the name of Isiaka Adeleke but he later died in April 2017.

Who are Adedeji Adeleke’s parents?

For you to understand who Davido’s father is and how he came to be, it is wise to begin by learning a few things about his old man; Davido’s grandfather. Mr. Deji Adeleke was born to parents Mr. Raji Ayoola & Mrs. Esther Nnenna Adeleke. Davido’s grandfather is celebrated as the man who crafted the idea well-known to modern society as, Banana Island in Lagos. His plan changed the real-estate landscape in Nigeria, both for the locals and foreign investors. To date, Banana Island holds a reputation associated with affluent and well-performing individuals in society.

His elder brother, Isiaka Adeleke was a former Governor of Osun State.

What church does Adedeji Adeleke attend?

Singer Davido and his family are members of the Adventist Church.

The Nigerian musical icon’s dad is a devoted Christian who doesn’t joke with his religion and that’s why he has used some of his multi-million naira to build churches for his Seventh Day Adventist Church across Nigeria.

How much is Adedeji Adeleke’s net worth?

Dr. Deji Adeleke is one of the most successful people not only in Nigeria but also in Africa at large. He has really invested in Records Labels, securities, and Real Estate. He is the Pro-Chancellor and partnering founder of Adeleke University in Ede, Osun state. He’s also the chairman of Pacific Holdings Limited, a company that deals with investments in various areas all over the country. Dr. Deji’s net worth is roughly $1.7 billion. Is Davido’s father a billionaire? Yes, he is just from seeing his net worth.

Davido’s father’s house

After Dr. Deji being so rich and sponsored churches and other institutions, he also would want to live a posh life and enjoy life. He is the owner of many properties spread across Nigeria and abroad.

He bought himself a very beautiful house in Atlanta.

For his 60th birthday, he acquired a mansion in Atlanta, USA, and even in Nigeria, he has properties scattered around Osun State, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lekki, Lagos, Victoria Island, and urban areas in Lagos State and other neighboring states.

Davido’s dad’s private jet

Per Carmat, Mr. Adedeji Adeleke has a personal private jet called Bombardier Global Express 6000 which his son Davido mostly uses to make his commuting to other African countries easier. The Private jet costs a whopping $62 million (N23, 822, 260,000).

Adedeji Adeleke cars

Adedeji Adeleke must definitely own lots of cool cars if he can be having a private jet for himself.

As a billionaire in Nigeria, the acquisition of luxury cars and goods should not be a hassle especially if your family name screams money. Coming from a place of affluence, Adedeji Adeleke has been the owner of many cars, including the cars his children have bought for him.

He has been seen riding in many luxury cars, but the two most expensive cars that he has and is mostly always seen in are the 2017 Bentley Mulsanne and a Rolls Royce Phantom.

Adedeji Adeleke’s University and Politics

The name of the university owned by Adedeji Adeleke is called Adeleke University which was founded in 2011. Davido and his brother Adewale Adeleke, the Chairman of the HKN record label, visited the university and realized there is still some progress going on in the location years ago.

Dr. Deji’s son Adewale Adeleke wrote the positive result the school has brought to him and to society. “Came to my Village this weekend and witnessed something amazing! My Dad has been working on his school for some time now and it’s coming along Great! The fact that he’s providing our Home town with so Many jobs and education opportunities just shows how Great of a man he is. Always give back! It’s such an important thing to remember no matter how much or how little you have we need to remember to give back! #OsunState #AdelekeUnversity #PacificEnergy #hkngang” wrote the HKN Chairman.

After the rumors, Davido’s father Mr.Deji has never been interested in politics at all. The father to the popular musician and a philanthropist businessman said in a statement that he had no intention to run in the governorship election on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Rumors say that Dr. Deji has secured tickets for APC to contest for the governorship. The statement that was said by Dele Adeleke illustrated the assumptions as “false, unfounded, and ludicrous.” For those asking is Davido father a politician this is what you got to read;

“Adeleke is not a politician and has chosen to continue to render his contributions and service to humanity in his private capacity and through his foundation. We hereby appeal to the good people of Osun state and all Nigerians to disregard the mischievous publication in its entirety.”

“Our attention has been drawn to a rumor in a section of the media that Deji Adeleke is being pressured to contest for the governorship seat in Osun State on the platform of All Progressives Congress,” the statement read.

“Deji Adeleke is not interested in seeking any political office nor involved in any talks/plot to make him the governorship candidate of APC or any other political party.


As we have seen how Davido’s father’s history is well elaborated here. Most of the artists have come from a very not well family background but Davido is the lucky one. His family root is full of millionaires and a few billionaires, but this has not stopped the talented artist to focus on and follow his dreams and passion. Mr. Deji a well-known disciplinarian who is the co-founder and partner of the Adeleke University in Eden had no choice apart from ensuring his son Davido has cleared his university level.

Mr. Deji is from a rich background where his dad had the dream of making Nigeria proud by fulfilling his dream of planning the Banana Island come true, he didn’t stop pursuing his own dream and leaving a legacy just like his dad. He has partnered with a few music labels, constructed churches, and also being the chief Executive Officer of Pacific Limited a company that deals with example steel products, logistics, warehouse, and energy.

He is a man who doesn’t like public attention; he tried working things out between his son Davido and Sophia (baby mama) to Davido’s daughter. Even after rumors were all over about him vying for the governor he just came out and said he has never thought of being a politician.