David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has donated a whopping sum of 250 million Naira to orphanages across Nigeria to represent his belief in the saying that ‘we rise by lifting others.’
Davido is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo.
Some days ago, the singer made a call on all his friends in the entertainment industry to send him a million Nairz each as a pre-birthday present to enable him clear his new Rolls Royce from the port.
What started as a joke ended in a very happy way after his friends did not disappoint him but rather did what friends do and sent him what he requested from them. In all, the star made over 200 million Naira and has since thanked everyone for the support.
However, Davido is not going to use the money for himself but rather on people who actually need help. He has since directed that a total of N250 million be shared among the various orphanages across the country.
Read below what a press statement from his team said:
DONATION OF NGN 250,000,000.00 TO ORPHANAGES ACROSS NIGERIA
I wish to express my sincere gratitude to friends, colleagues, fans, and the public for the generous expressions of love in recent days. In my usual playful manner, I requested a few days ago that my friends and colleagues send money in celebration of my birthday.
The response and outcome exceeded my expectations, as I received about NGN 200,000,000.00 in less than 2 days. I truly appreciate everyone who donated hard-earned funds and I am very thankful for your generosity.
I have always been passionate about giving back and helping people. In view of this, I am delighted to announce that all the funds received totaling NGN200,000,000.00 will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria as well as the Paroche Foundation. In addition, I will be making a personal donation of NGN 50,000,000.00, bringing the total amount to NGN 250,000,00.00.
To oversee the distribution of the funds to beneficiaries, I have established a five-person disbursement committee.
The committee will compile a list of orphanages across Nigeria. They will determine the number of children and their needs at each orphanage and then divide the funds accordingly. The committee will also determine the portion of the money that will be donated to Paroche Foundation.
To maintain transparency, the committee will make public the names of the names of the beneficiary orphanages and how much each will receive. A list of beneficiaries and their verified account details will be submitted to Wema Bank, who will then be instructed to credit each beneficiary’s account.
My goal is to do this fundraising every year to celebrate my birthday and give back to the people in need. It is my hope that my friends, fans, colleagues in the industry, and the public will continue to support me as I drive this cause.