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Is David Banda Madonna's Biological Son? All Details Here

rakshya Published On Sun Apr 17 2022   Modified On Sun Apr 17 2022
Is David Banda Madonna's Biological Son? All Details Here

Read here all the essential information on David Banda's life!

David Banda is the son of a famous American singer Madonna. He was born on September 24, 2005, in Malawi. For those who want to know whether or not David is Madonna's biological son, let us tell you, he is not.

Yes, Banda is not Madonna's biological son; instead, he was adopted by her. After being ditched by his birth father, he was adopted by Madonna. Banda now wants to be a football player and has a great passion for it. He is also currently signed to Benfica's youth team.

The 16-year-old kid is living a great life right now and is currently working hard to be a professional football player. Grab all the details about Banda's life ahead with us!

David Banda's Early Life

David Banda was born to a Malawian family in the southern part of Africa to his father, Yohane Banda and mother, Marita Banda. After his mother's demise, his father abandoned him. He was then sent to Home of Hope Orphanage in the Mchinji region. 

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The pop singer Madonna adopted Banda in 2006 after a month of her initial visit to the orphanage while touring one of her charity programs. Banda's health was deteriorating at that time as he was diagnosed with pneumonia. He was on the verge of death. The diva adopted Banda just one month after she gave birth to her first child.

Madonna and her son David Banda.

Madonna, along with her son David Banda at Grammy Awards 2014.
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Madonna named Banda David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie after knowing his birthplace and as she was married to Guy Ritchie at that time. She was fighting for custody of her biological son with her then-husband as they were divorcing each other. 

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Knowing about the star singer's personal life issues, Yohane was worried about his son's future and claimed that he would withdraw the custody as their divorce could negatively impact his child. Once again, Madonna had to go through the adoption process. They reached an agreement when Madonna and David visited Yohane in Malawi, which was David's first visit to his birthplace after his adoption.

David Banda's Education Details

The celebrity child has not revealed much about his education and academics. However, according to some reports, he went to attend a local high school in the USA. 

David Banda.

David Banda was born on September 24, 2005.
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As Banda is much interested in football, he joined Benfica Academy for his soccer training, and he attended school as well. He must be pursuing good education with his other siblings.

Family And Siblings of David Banda

As mentioned above, when Madonna adopted David Banda, she was still married to Guy Ritchie. As a result, he is Banda's official father. Talking about siblings, Banda has four sisters and two brothers.

Madonna with her children David Banda, Esther and Stella Mwale and Lourdes Leon.

Madonna with her kids, David Banda, Lourdes Leon, Esther, and Stella Mwale.
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Lourdes Leon is Madonna's first biological child, an American singer born on October 14, 1996, to Carlos Leon. David also has an adopted sister, Mercy James, born on January 22, 2006. Later, she also brought in the twins, Esther and Stella Mwale, who was born on August 1, 2012.

Similarly, Banda also has two brothers named Rocco John Ritchie, an actor born on August 11, 2000, and Rafael Ritchie, born in 2011. 

David Banda's Net Worth And Career Details

If you guys are in this line, you already know David has been passionate about football since his childhood. He also joined a training center to make his name in football very early. Banda later shifted to Lisbon to continue his training at Benfica Academy. Therefore, he might pursue a football career later on.

Madonna and her son David Banda.

Madonna and her son David Banda.
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In 2018, Madonna was seen cheering for her son at one of the Benfica's Youth team matches. The Portuguese club Benfica won the league. David was seen showing his incredible skills on the ground. Moreover, he was awarded the best performer in the 'Under-12' category. 

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As David is relatively young, he has no source of income. However, his net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. Obviously, the media came up with that number because of his mother. It seems the promising football player is currently not active on Instagram. 

How is David And Madonna's Relationship?

Well, the mother and son duo seems to be close and happy with each other. Madonna and David Banda have made a couple of public appearances together. They attended the 'Rebel Heart Tour' in 2015 together, where they sang Like a Prayer. They also walked the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

David Banda with Madonna.

David Banda with his mother, Madonna.
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Madonna is quite active on social media and is seen posting photos and videos featuring David. In an interview with Vogue, she talked about her adopted son, “What he has more than anything is focus and determination, I’m pretty sure he got it from me. He’s the one I have the most in common with. I feel like he gets me; he has more of my DNA than any of my children so far.”

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