Things You Didn’t Know About Davido’s Mother -Veronica Adeleke
Many Nigerian youths undoubtedly are music enthusiasts. They are particularly proud of Davido for his outstanding work. His performances gather thousands of people, and millions of fans support his songs. Who is the woman that brought Davido to the world?
In this article, I will delve into some things about Davido’s mother that you may not have known about her. Read about her biography and discover some impressive facts about her.
Late Mrs Vernica Adeleke was the mother of David Adeleke known as Davido, Africa’s most decorated musician. Imade was an indigene of Edo state in Nigeria. She was born in 1963.
She met Davido’s father, the influential Yoruba billionaire Adedeji Adeleke in the 80s. They instantly fell in love, and later got married in a beautiful ceremony.
Mrs Adeleke gave birth to David on 21st November 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States, even though the family of Adelekes were Nigerians, and later moved back to their native country.
She took up a lecturing job as a lecturer at Babcock University, Osun, where her husband has a substantial stakeholding. Many of her colleagues described her as a very intelligent woman, a generous and beautiful young woman with a large heart.
It will interest you to note that Mrs Adeleke was musically inclined. She floated a band which she named after her son as David’s Band, and yet another security firm called David’s Security. The band played last at Dr Imade Adeleke’s burial.
Dr Veronica Imade Adeleke died on6th of March 2003 at the young age of 39 years went to the church in the morning for service and, when she came back, she locked herself in a room. A few hours later, she was found dead in her apartment. Her sudden death naturally threw the entire family into deep mourning. She died precisely on her husband’s birthday in 2003.
According to a source close to the rich and wealthy Adeleke family, it was alleged that Davido’s father, Dr Deji Adeleke, was the remote cause of late Imade’s predicament and untimely death. It is no doubt she was in courtesy of her hubby’s stupendous wealth but, she did not get the necessary love and attention expected from her husband. It was due to her husband’s complicated lifestyle which bothered on busy and very tight business schedule and strict adherence to his spiritualism.
‘A woman needs love, just like you do’ was a song sung by an American musician in the 80s, and when she doesn’t get it, she can fool around. This was aptly depicted Late Imade’s predicament at the hands of her husband, who was said to never really place any premium on the sanctity of marriage. To him, it was all about money and business, which had a toll on a couple of his matrimonial ventures.
It is disheartening to read that the Pacific Holdings Chairman never really had quality time for women, and this was what made many cast him in the mould of a recluse sort of. So kept in captivity and confinement was Imade, by her husband that even hairdressers and stylists were brought in for home service to take care of her peculiar needs.
Even though Veronica Adeleke had passed away fifteen years ago, Babcock University workers and graduates still remember her influence. Her family commemorates her every year by organizing a large ceremony, where they invite their friends and a lot of celebrities. Davido still remembers his mother very fondly and has only the best memories of her. He often uploads her old photos and shares the most heartfelt moments with her that he remembers. He even named his two baby daughters after her – Aurora Imade,
Veronica and her husband Adedeji born with four children: the sons are Adewale and Davido, and the daughters Sharon and Ashley. All of Davido’s siblings grew up to be hardworking and determined young people who now work at their father’s company and have their businesses. Both of Davido’s sisters are married.
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