Davido Donates N250m To Orphanages Across Nigeria
Multiple award-winner Davido on Saturday disclosed that he will donate the sum of N250m to orphanages across Nigeria.
The pop star took to his social media pages to make this disclosure in a statement titled: ‘Donation Of NGN 250,000,000.00 To Orphanages Across Nigeria’
Davido has been on Nigeria social media top trend hours after he asked his friends, colleagues, and fans to donate N1m each to clear his Rolls-Royce.
Davido had said, “We rise by lifting others abi? Me I don dey rise dey lifting others for the past 100 years. So, I want to know who my friends are. All of my friends one one million Naira. They said we are 30BG. If you don’t send your own. You out of here. You are gone.”
In less than an hour after making the post, he received over N53m after asking colleagues for N1m. So far, the pop star has received about N201m at the time of filing this report.
However, after receiving about N201m from friends, colleagues, and fans, the ‘FEM’ singer said he will add N50 and give all N251m back to Nigerians.
The statement read in part, “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 their 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 NGN250,000,000.00.”
The music star raised a 5-man committee that will take charge of distributing the funds to various foundations and motherless homes all over Nigeria.
The 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), and Professor Uloma Onuoha.
He said the committee will compile a list of orphanages across Nigeria.
The statement added, “They (Committee) 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.”