David Omoregie Biography
David Orobosa “Dave” Omoregie, born June 5, 1998, better known as Santan Dave, is a Nigerian-British rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Dave was born in Brixton, South London to Nigerian parents, Frank Omoregie and Juliet Doris Omoregie, a nurse.
Dave is known for his socially conscious lyricism and wordplay, which puts him among the most top British rappers.
|David Orobosa Omoregie
|Date of Birth:
|June 5, 1998
|Place of Birth:
|Brixton, South London
|State of Origin:
|Rapper & Singer
Early Life and Education
David Orobosa Omoregie was born in Angell Town, Brixton, South London, to Nigerian parents of Edo ethnicity.  His parents are pastor Frank Omoregie and nurse Juliet Doris Omoregie.
He has two older brothers, Benjamin and Christopher, who are eight and five years younger than him. Dave’s father was deported to Nigeria when Dave was only a few months old because of visa complications; he thought he was on a missionary visa but was actually on a visitor’s visa.
Dave’s mother had to depart with his brothers owing to her own fear of deportation, and she was not reunited with Dave for three months.
David “Dave” Omoregie attended a Church of England school, St Mark’s Academy in Mitcham.
Dave later proceeded to Richmond Upon Thames College in Twickenham where he graduated with a degree in law, philosophy and ethics.
He got admitted into De Montfort University, Leicester to study law but he dropped out to pursues his music career.
Dave came to Streatham, South London, from neighbouring Brixton when he was seven years old. He began writing rhymes at 11 after watching his older brother practice rapping at home, and he taught himself piano after his mother gave him an electric keyboard for Christmas when he was 14.
At a tender age, Dave started writing and composing music and started music production at the age of 14 when his mother gave him a piano.
He has released several hit songs, with his latest album “We’re All Alone in This Together” released in July 2021.
Dave made his debut in May 2015, at the age of 16, on the platform BL@CKBOX, performing a freestyle. That July, he released “Mid Summer Night,” a single with only audio, on Mixtape Madness.
He then advanced, releasing a freestyle titled ‘Karma’ on the PacmanTV channel in August and a freestyle on Street Starz TV, a freestyle YouTube channel, in September.
Dave did his first SB.TV Warm Up Session in November, and then in January 2016, he published his first track “JKYL+HYD” on the platform. In March, he made his BBC Radio 1Xtra debut on Charlie Sloth’s “Fire in the Booth,” a freestyle program.
In February 2016, Dave appeared on the remix of fellow British rapper AJ Tracey‘s tune “Spirit Bomb.” On May 13, 2016, the pair released the song “Thiago Silva.” The song demonstrated Dave’s versatility by putting him on a Grime track.
The song is now listed number ten on Complex magazine’s list of “Grime’s Most Influential Songs of the 2010s.” Dave made his festival debut in August 2016 at Bestival, when he performed the single alongside AJ Tracey on the Eskimo Dance stage.
In October 2016, he took part in the Red Bull Music Academy UK tour.
Dave was nominated for four Brit Awards in 2022, including best album, best artist, and best song, and he won Best British Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act.
At the ceremony, he played his tune “In the Fire,” bringing onstage the track’s featured guests – Fredo, Meekz, Ghetts, and Giggs – and executing a solo on the guitar that he had just been practicing for four months.
In early 2022, he went on his first sold-out UK arena tour, which featured two gigs at the O2 Arena. Dave then continued his trip around Europe and North America.
“Starlight,” his first single of the year, was released in March 2022. It was the largest single debut of the year, debuting at number one on the UK Singles chart, becoming Dave’s second chart-topping hit and 11th top 10 single.
Several records were broken as a result of the song. It became the first UK number one of the 2020s to be totally written and performed by one person, as well as the first since 2014 to be entirely written and produced by one person.
It also became the longest-running solo UK Rap number one single in Official Charts history. Dave was named Songwriter of the Year at the 67th Ivor Novello Awards in May, his fourth in five years.
David Omoregie Net Worth
The net worth of Dave is an estimated $3 million.
Dave is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club in England.
Santon Dave is currently single and not in any relationship, only focussing on his music career.
David Omoregie Brothers
Santon Dave’s brother Christopher was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 18 years for involving in the gang murder of 15-year-old Soften Belamouadden at London Victoria station in March 2010.
Another of his brother, Benjamin was jailed for four years over conspiracy to defraud.
- Instagram: @santandave
- Twitter: @Santandave1