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Davido says his billionaire father used to be a worker at fast food restaurant

Davido, who recently shared a story about being broke before hitting stardom, has this time around shared another inspirational story saying his billionaire father, Adedeji Adeleke, was once a worker at a fast food restaurant in the United States.

The Nigerian singer and songwriter shared this real-life motivational story during his live performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk, a video series of live concerts in Washington.

According to Davido, his father, just like many other rich men also had humble beginnings and that’s his biggest inspiration.

“The inspiration for me has been my father, a Nigerian-American like me. He studied in the States. I studied there myself. I went to HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), a predominantly black college.

“My dad went to one as well. He used to work at Burger King. He was a manager at Burger King,” he said.

The Afropop star recently shared on social media that he was so broke before hitting stardom.

“Damn I went to my old apartments where I used to live 12 years ago with Sina and B red!!! As hard as it is to believe… we had no money… no support just us and a dream!!! 12 years later! We millions in!! Road to a billion. We thank God!! I never stop believing,” he wrote.

Davido rose to fame in 2012 after dropping his Dami Duro single which took the whole continent of Africa by storm. He is considered one of the few artistes who have put Nigerian music on the global map. Since 2012 the road has been upwards and forward only for the muso.