– Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, reportedly carried Davido home when he was a baby – It was gathered that the business tycoon carried the singer home on the day he was christened – Aigboje Imoukhuede revealed the story in an interview with a veteran Nigerian journalist In an interview with journalist Mike Awoyinfa, it was revealed that Nigeria’s biggest business tycoon, Aliko Dangote, once carried singer, Davido, home when he was a baby. Awofinya who is writing the businessman’s biography for an upcoming ‘Giants of Africa’ series spoke to close friends of Dangote, including the former president of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede. Imoukhuede shared amazing things about Dangote, including the fact that he carried Davido home after he was christened.
According to the former NSE president, the business mogul is a God-fearing man. He also said Davido’s father, Adedeji Adeleke and Dangote have been close friends for a longtime. The journalist wrote down his interview with Aigboje Imoukhuede. Read below: “With Imoukhuede, you can never run short of anecdotes. He remembers a day he was travelling with Dangote to Abuja. He needed to see his pastor urgently but found himself acting like Hamlet: to see or not to see. “Dangote instantly waded in, insisting: “you must see your pastor!” He even followed him to church, resulting in getting to Abuja very late.” “He also recalls an incident many years ago in Atlanta, USA, when Dangote had to go to church and was the one who carried the baby Davido home after his christening. Today, Davido is an award-wining pop star and a household name.”
“That was why when Imoukhuede was hosting a 60th birthday bash for Dangote in his spacious Ikoyi office, he invited Davido to perform on that joyous night of dancing that brought together Dangote’s inner caucus and close friends like Davido’s father, the billionaire Dr. Adedeji Adeleke, the former Ogun State governor Aremo Segun Osoba, the former governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomole, the present governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki, the former Cross Rivers State governor Donald Duke, the Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola and many other Dangote insiders.”