Davido names Wike as Godfather


26-year-old popular Nigerian musician, Mr David Adeleke, also called Davido, is gradually sliding into politics as he names Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike as his Godfather.

Davido of the popular and wealthy Adeleke’s family in Osun state, also on Sunday promised to work for the re-election of Wike, the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“I am also here to see my godfather, Gov. Wike and to support his second term bid.

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“I am planning a talent hunt show in Port Harcourt, one of the lucky artistes will perform at my show in Lagos on Dec. 27,” he said.

The musician, who made the pledge in Port Harcourt on Sunday when he visited the Rivers Governor, also said he would also institute a talent hunt show for Rivers-based artistes.

He said the programme would be in line with his discussions with the State Government to support new generation artistes in the state.

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The musician was in Port Harcourt for a musical show tagged: ‘Plugged’, where he was billed to perform alongside other Rivers-based artistes.

Davido said he was also in Port Harcourt to wish Wike a happy birthday, adding that in the forthcoming year, there were several things he was planning for the good of the music industry.

Davido who also celebrated his 26th birthday on November 11, was accompanied by the organiser of the show, Mr Chima Aguma, and Music Promoter, Soso Soberekon.

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In his remarks, Gov. Wike promised to support the entertainment industry, to create jobs for the youth.

Davido, a singer, songwriter and record producer hit the wave in 2011 single “Dami Duro”.

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