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Davido and Chioma’s Love Story: From ‘Assurance’ to the Altar

Davido and Chioma's Love Story: From 'Assurance' to the Altar

Nigerian superstar David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, and Chioma Avril Rowland, often referred to as Chef Chi, have captivated fans with their romantic journey. Their relationship, marked by public displays of affection and significant milestones, has been a blend of love, tragedy, and perseverance.

Early Beginnings and Public Revelation

  • 2013: Davido and Chioma met during their undergraduate years at Babcock University. While Davido was instantly smitten, Chioma took some convincing.
  • January 2018: Davido introduced Chioma to the world by taking her to a private family event in Ede, Osun state.
  • April 2018: Davido publicly declared his love for Chioma by featuring her in the music video of his hit song ‘Assurance’. He gifted her a Porsche for her birthday, which caused a sensation online.
Davido and Chioma's Love Story: From 'Assurance' to the Altar

Engagement and Family Life

  • September 2019: Davido and Chioma held their introduction ceremony and got engaged. Chioma was pregnant with their first child at the time.
  • October 2019: Their son, Ifeanyi David Adedeji Adeleke Jr., was born.
  • 2020: The couple planned their wedding, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Davido and Chioma's Love Story: From 'Assurance' to the Altar

Tragedy and Private Marriage

  • November 2022: Tragedy struck when their son Ifeanyi drowned in a swimming pool. This event led the couple to retreat from public life.
  • March 2023: Davido revealed in an interview that he and Chioma had secretly married during their time away from the public eye.

Scandals and New Beginnings

  • June 2023: Despite a scandal involving claims from two women alleging pregnancies by Davido, the couple remained strong.
  • October 2023: Davido and Chioma welcomed twins, bringing joy to their fans and reaffirming their commitment to each other.
Davido and Chioma's Love Story: From 'Assurance' to the Altar

Wedding Celebrations

  • June 2024: The long-awaited wedding festivities were announced, with Davido sharing pre-wedding photos on social media. The wedding is set to take place on June 25, 2024.



  • Born on November 21, 1992, Davido has become a significant figure in the Nigerian music industry since his career began in 2010.
  • He has won multiple awards, including BET and MTV awards, and was listed in Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 in 2008.
  • In 2024, he received his first Grammy nomination for his album ‘Timeless’.


  • Chioma Avril Rowland, known as Chef Chi, gained popularity through her relationship with Davido.
  • She is a chef and fashion entrepreneur, with a successful YouTube channel for her cooking show, ‘The Chef Chi Show’.

Davido and Chioma’s journey from university sweethearts to a married couple with children has been a rollercoaster of emotions, demonstrating their resilience and deep bond. Their story continues to inspire fans worldwide.

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