Nigerian music superstar, Davido (David Adeleke), has announced that he will be donating the sum of N250 million raised from fans, friends and colleagues, to orphanages in Nigeria, on his 29th birthday.
Davido disclosed this in a social media video seen by Nairametrics.
The “Fem” crooner revealed that the birthday donations raised just over N200 million and he will be adding N50 million of his own money as donations to orphanages across Nigeria.
What Davido is saying
“Omo Baba Olowo”, as the singer is fondly called declared in the video, “I wish to express my sincere gratitude to my friends, colleagues, fans and the public for the generous expressions of love in recent days.
“The response and outcome exceeded my expectations, as I received about N200 million in less than 2 days.”
He stated that he has always been passionate about giving back and helping people and added that, “In view of this, I am delighted to announce that all funds received totalling N200 million will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria as well as the Paroche foundation.
“In addition, I will be making a personal donation of N50 million bringing the total amount to N250 million.”
He also launched a committee to oversee the disbursement of the funds to beneficiaries. The 5 member panel includes Mrs Titi Adebayo as Chairman.
Others members are; Prof Jonathan Nwose (Secretaray), Prof Yahana Joeal Asabae, Pastor (Dr) Oyalabu of Spring Time Development Foundation and Professor Uloma Unoha.
The multi-award-winning Afrobeats artiste also stated that the committee will compile a list of orphanages across Nigeria and will determine the number of children and their needs at each orphanage, and divide the funds accordingly. He stated that his goal is to do this fundraising every year in celebration of his birthday.
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Nairametrics reported earlier this week that Davido had raised over N160 million after calling on his friends and colleagues, whom he has helped in the past, to send him money ahead of his 29th birthday.
Nice one david
Happy birthday to you
I wish you long life and properity???
Davido you too much
Omo baba olowo happy birthday more years for you long life and prosperity god will so blessed you
May God shower his blessing on Mr David Adeleke, and additional wisdom!
Baba God go everly shower His amazing grace and bountifully blessings upon your entire generations @Davido
Happy birthday brother
More years more grace
More good life omo baba olowo
I didn’t receive mine