Davido’s father Adedeji Adeleke Biography: Net Worth, Wife, Children, Age, Parents, Siblings, House, Education

August 6, 2023 1 Posted By Michael Amos


Adedeji Tajudeen Adeleke (born March 6, 1957) is a highly successful Nigerian entrepreneur. He is widely recognized as a billionaire and business magnate. 

In addition to his notable achievements in the business world, Adedeji Adeleke also holds the prestigious position of president of Adeleke University

Furthermore, Adedeji Adeleke assumes the CEO role at Pacific Holdings Limited, showcasing his exceptional leadership skills and expertise in managing diverse industries. Notably, he is a prominent figure in the business empire and a loving father to Davido, a renowned Nigerian musician, Coco Adeleke, Adewale Adeleke, and Sharon Adeleke.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Adedeji Tajudeen Adeleke
Stage Name: Adedeji Adeleke
Born: 6 March 1957 (age 67 years old)
Place of Birth: Enugu, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Osun State
Education: Western Kentucky University
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.58 m
Parents: Raji Ayoola Adeleke, Esther Nnena Adeleke
Siblings: Isiaka Adeleke, Ademola Adeleke
Spouse: Teju Adeleke (m. ?–2015), Veronica Adeleke (m. ?–2003)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Davido, Coco Adeleke, Adewale Adeleke, Sharon Adeleke
Occupation: Business Magnate
Net Worth: $2 billion

Early Life & Education

Adedeji Adeleke, the renowned Nigerian billionaire businessman, was born in Enugu, Nigeria, on March 6, 1957, to Raji Ayoola Adeleke and Esther Nnena Adeleke. He is an indigene of Osun State, Nigeria.

Adedeji Adeleke and his siblings were raised in an affluent household by their prosperous businessman and politician father. He is related to Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State.

Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Adedeji Adeleke had a brother named Isiaka Adeleke, who later became known as the Osun Governor. 

Adedeji Adeleke received his education at Ansar-ud-Deen Primary School and Seventh-Day Adventist Grammar School. After completing high school, he pursued further studies at Western Kentucky University in the United States and graduated with a degree in business administration.


After completing his education, Adedeji Adeleke returned to Nigeria, driven by ambition and determination. In 1983, he founded Pacific Holdings Limited, a triumphant venture that grew into a leading multinational in Nigeria. 

Adedeji Adeleke‘s visionary leadership style expanded the company’s interests across various industries, contributing significantly to Nigeria’s economic growth.

Beyond politics and business,  Adedeji Adeleke‘s passion extended to education. As the co-founder and Pro-Chancellor of Adeleke University, established in 2012, he fostered a nurturing environment for aspiring minds, offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs. Under his guidance, the university stands as a beacon of excellence, shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

Social Media

  • Twitter handle: Adedeji Adeleke (@AdedejiaAdeleke) 
  • LinkedIn: Adedeji Adeleke

Personal Life

Adedeji Adeleke, 67, has experienced two marriages throughout his life. Unfortunately, his first wife, Dr. Veronica Adeleke, died in 2003. During their marriage, they were blessed with four children: Adewale Adeleke, David Adeleke (popularly known as Davido), Sharon Adeleke, and Coco Adeleke

However, after losing his first wife, Adedeji Adeleke found love again and tied the knot with Teju Adeleke in 2015. Despite being happily married to Teju Adeleke, they have not yet welcomed any children. 

Adedeji Adeleke has three grandchildren: David Ifeanyi Adeleke Jr., also known as David Adedeji Adeleke Jr. (late), Dawson Adeleke, and Hailey Veronica Adeleke

Net Worth

Adedeji Adeleke, the famed Nigerian singer Davido‘s father, is a man of great fortune and accomplishment. His accumulated net worth is estimated at $2 billion, cementing his status as a billionaire. 

Not only is he a prominent figure in the business world, but he also holds the esteemed position of the president of Adeleke University, which further shows his influence and impact. 

Additionally, Mr. Adedeji Adeleke serves as the CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited, further demonstrating his exceptional entrepreneurial skills and a vast portfolio of successful ventures.

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