David Banda Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Jan 31, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on Jun 27, 2022
David Banda is the adoptive son of pop artist Madonna
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About David Banda

David Banda's full name is David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie.

Madonna is his adoptive mother. Guy Ritchie is his adoptive father.

David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie is African-born. To date, this young man is pursuing his career in football. He is being trained by one of the best football coaching institutions in Lisbon. Madonna took care of him as her own biological child, and she adores him and wholeheartedly supports his career choice. Once she came to know of David's passion for football, she enrolled David into the Benfica Academy to sharpen his skills in football. The mother-son duo is often seen together for various events. They tend to wear matching clothes at public events.

Madonna regularly posts pictures and videos of David on her social media accounts.

David Banda's Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is David Banda’s net worth?

David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie acquired a net worth of $5 million at the age of 16.

How much does David Banda earn per year?

There is no information available about David's annual income.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Banda?

David Banda is 5 ft 8 in (172.72 cm) tall.

How old Is David Banda?

David Banda is 16 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

September 24, 2005 is the birth date of David Banda. He was born in Mchinji. The small town of Mchinji is located in Malawi, an African country. David's birth mother, Marita Banda, died after giving birth to David due to childbirth complications. Thereafter, David's father, Yohane Banda, left the newborn child in the nursing home. Being a poor farmer, his biological father was incapable of taking care of David due to poverty. So, the nursing home authority decided to send David to the Home of Hope Orphanage. But David was in bad health condition during his time in the orphanage. He had pneumonia and was suffering badly.

After a month, Madonna went on her tour to support several charity programs. While in Malawi, she visited the orphanage and met David. She immediately wanted to adopt him. The singer immediately filed for adoption. She wanted to bring the child home at the earliest. Madonna got permission for the adoption, but some complications arose when Yohane, David's biological father, asked Madonna to cancel the adoption. At that time, Madonna found herself in controversies surrounding her divorce from her then-husband, Guy Ritchie. She was struggling badly for the custody of her son Rocco. Yohane was worried about David's future because of Madonna's fandom, controversies, lifestyle, and relationship. Yohane wanted Madonna to be free from all her other legal concerns first and then go for the adoption. And Madonna did so. She resolved all of her legal issues and then had to repeat all the legal procedures for the adoption. The celebrity singer fought heavily for the custody of David Banda. After a while, she got full custody of David and again went to Malawi. But this time, she went with David to resolve the adoption completely and finally with Banda's biological father. David recovered from pneumonia and visited his birthplace for the first time after his adoption.

Madonna adopted David Banda before she divorced Guy Ritchie. This means that Guy Ritchie is David's adoptive father. After the adoption, Madonna named her adopted son David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie.

David Banda grew up with four sisters named Lourdes Leon, Mercy James, Estere Ciccone, and Stella Ciccone. Lourdes Leon is an American singer and the first child of Madonna to whom she gave birth. Mercy, Estere, and Stella are Madonna's adopted children. David Banda also has two brothers named Rafael Ritchie and Rocco John Ritchie. Rocco Ritchie is an actor.

David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie went to a local high school and completed his education from there. After completing his formal school education, he moved to Lisbon. From an early age, he was very passionate about football. Thus, he is currently training at the Benfica Youth Academy College in Lisbon.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is David Banda’s partner?

David Banda Mwale Ciccone is a minor and is therefore too young to be involved in any romantic relationships.

Career And Professional Highlights

In 2018, David Banda Mwale Ciccone played for the Benfica Club and displayed some incredible sills on the ground. Benfica is a Portuguese club. David won an award for the best performer 'Under-12' category. Undoubtedly, Madonna was there to cheer on her son.

In 2015, David accompanied Madonna for the Rebel Heart Tour. There, the mother-son duo gave a performance of 'Like A Prayer'.

Best Known For…

David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie is best known as the adoptive son of the superstar Madonna.

What awards has David Banda won?

In 2018, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie won the Best Performer award for his excellent playing for the Benfica Club.

David Banda’s Hobbies And Interests

David is only interested in playing football.

Singing and dancing are the two other things that are also on his list of hobbies.

Other Interesting David Banda Facts And Trivia

  • David's zodiac sign is a Libra.

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David Banda Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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172 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown


Football player

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Yohane Banda, Marita Banda , Madonna, Guy Ritchie
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