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Davido gives away N250m birthday donations to Orphanages

By Opeyemi Babalola
21 November 2021   |   3:27 am
Award-winning singer, David Adeleke, popularly called Davido has said the N250m he received from fans, friends and families as donations would be given out to orphanage homes across the country.

Davido | Image: Idris Dawodu for Guardian Life

Award-winning singer, David Adeleke, popularly called Davido has said the N250m he received from fans, friends and families as donations would be given out to orphanage homes across the country.

It would be recalled that the musician said he wanted money to clear his Rolls Royce from the port ahead his 29th birthday today.

Fans and followers thought the multi-award-winning songwriter was joking when he posted a video on his Instagram, calling on those he had helped in the music industry to send him N1m.

Davido 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…” (sic).”

Meanwhile, in a statement via his Twitter handle, yesterday, he said he would add N50m to the amount received for donation to orphanage homes across the country, including a non-governmental organisation, Paroche Foundation.

He added that a five-person disbursement committee has been set up to oversee the fund’s distribution to beneficiaries.

They are: Mrs. Titi Adebayo, as the Chairman; Prof. Jonathan Nwosu (secretary); Prof. Yahana Joel Asabe of the Northern Nigeria Seventh Day Adventist Union Conference, Pastor (Dr) Oyalabu of Spring Time Development Foundation and Prof. Uloma Onuoha as members.

“The committee will compile a list of orphanages across Nigeria. It will determine the number of children and their needs and then decide the funds accordingly. The committee will also determine the portion of money that will be donated to Paroche Foundation. To maintain transparency, the committee will make public the names of beneficiaries and how much each will receive. A list of all beneficiaries and their verified account details will be submitted to a specified bank that will then be instructed to credit each beneficiary’s account…

“My goal is to 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,” he added.

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