“How my dad bribed me to go back to university” – Singer Davido recounts
David Adeleke (also known as Davido), a Nigerian superstar singer has revealed that he was bribed by his father to attend school.
The 30BG boss and son of Nigerian business magnate Adedeji Adeleke made this disclosure in a recent interview.
He said that although his father was a big fan of education and wanted to send him to school, he wasn’t interested.
He claimed that he had initially quit school and fled from home. However, his father offered him an attractive deal which forced him to finish his education.
The deal was that if he attended school from Mondays to Fridays, his father would build him a world-class studio and provide him with money to shoot music videos on weekends.
“I was forced back to uni. I was kind of bribed,” he said.
“My dad is just big on education. The first place I came to when I ran from home was London. From there I came back to Nigeria and my dad wanted me to go to school ask so I was like ‘What is in it for me?’.
“He said if I go to school, he has a land not far; he will build me a studio. But I should go to school from Mondays to Fridays and on weekends, work in the studio during the weekend. It was a world-class studio. He will give me money to shoot some videos. He added.