• Davido has surprised the whole world, as he gives out N250 million to orphanages in Nigeria.
Nigerian singer and afropop award-winning artiste, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has decided to give away over N200 million received from his friends, and fans, plus his personal N50 million to orphanages in Nigeria.
This is coming three days after the singer made a video asking his friends, and fans, as well as everyone who loves him to send him N1 million each for his birthday, coming on the 21st.
It turned out that what Davido started like a joke resulted into something huge. And at the end of the day, he made over N200 million.
The likes of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, Obi Cubana, most of Nigerian artistes and entertainers like Don Jazzy, 2baba, Zlatan and football stars like Obafemi Martin, and BBNaija stars like Nengi, Dorathy, were amongst hundreds of people who sent money to OBO.
However, the singer has announced that he will be giving away all the money realized from the exercise and according to him, a total of over 200 million was sent to him via his Wema Bank account and he will be adding his personal N50 million to make it up to N250 million for the orphanages nationwide.
The statement, dated Friday, 19″ November 2021, read below.
“DONATION OF NGN 250,000,000.00 TO ORPHANAGES ACROSS NIGERIA
“I wish to express my sincere gratitude to my 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 two 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 NGN 200,000,000.00, 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 250,000,000.00.
“To oversee the distribution of funds to beneficiaries, I have established a five-person Disbursement Committee. Members of the committee include:
- “Mrs. Titi Adebayo– chairman of the committee.
- Professor Jonathan Nwosu- secretary to the committee.
- Professor Yahana Joel Asabe of the Northern Nigeria
Seventh Day Adventist Union Conference.
- Pastor (Dr) Oyalabu of Spring Time Development Foundation (SDF).
- Professor Uloma Onuoha
“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 beneficiary orphanages and how much each will receive. A list of all 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 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.
“Once again, I express my sincere gratitude to my friends, colleagues, fans, and everyone that made this possible. God bless you all.”