There are at least two artists called Dave: 1) a British rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor, who is among the most recognised British hip-hop artists, and 2) a Dutch Francophone singer with a string of number one hits in France in the 1970s
1) David Orobosa Omoregie (born 5 June 1998), known professionally as Dave or Santan Dave, is a British rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Dave has gained acclaim for his socially conscious lyricism and wordplay and is among the most recognised British rappers.
Dave released his debut extended play Six Paths in 2016, after the release of a number of successful singles including the grime song "Thiago Silva" with AJ Tracey. In the same year, Canadian rapper Drake premiered a remix single of Dave's song "Wanna Know" featuring himself on OVO Sound Radio. Dave released his second EP Game Over in 2017. In 2018, his political song "Question Time" — which directed criticism towards the British Government — won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song. In the same year, he released "Funky Friday", featuring Fredo, which became his first number-one hit on the UK Singles Chart and his first platinum-certified release.
Dave's debut album Psychodrama (2019) was met with widespread critical acclaim and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, having the biggest first-week streams for a UK rap album. It went on to win the Mercury Prize and Album of the Year at the 2020 Brit Awards. He made his acting debut in the third season of the Netflix series Top Boy, which was released in September 2019.
2) Wouter Otto Levenbach (born 4 May 1944 in Amsterdam), known as Dave, is a Dutch Francophone singer who had a string of number one hits in France in the 1970s. From 1971 to 1974, he was one of the actors in the musical Godspell, making friends with actor Daniel Auteuil, who would become his best friend. In 1974, he released his first hit "Trop Beau", a French adaptation of The Rubettes' hit "Sugar Baby Love". Later, he released "Vanina", his first number-one single in France, an adaptation of Del Shannon's "Runaway", adapted into French by Patrick Loiseau. These were followed in 1975 by the three hits "Mon cœur est malade", "Dansez maintenant" and "Du côté de chez Swann".
His self-titled first album was released at the end of 1975. By that time, he did not only have great success in France and Belgium, but also in his country of origin the Netherlands, where "Dansez maintenant" was a number 1 hit. His later hits included "Lettre à Hélène" (1978), "Comment ne pas être amoureux de vous" (1978) and "Allo Elisa" (1979). In the 1980s, his popularity waned, but until his seventies he still had an audience due to live performances.