Davido donates N250m birthday money to Nigerian orphanages

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Davido (file photo)

By Valentine Amanze

One of Nigeria’s most succeful musician, Davido, has made good his birthday wish by raising N250 million ($600, 000) from his friends for the country’s orphanages.

He raised the money by appealing to his friends and those, who love his music through social media, to donate for him to clear his Rolls Royce at the port.

He had tweeted: “If u know I’ve given you a hit song .. send me money …. una know una selves oo”.

On November 20, 2021, he gave a statement on Instagram sharing his “gratitude” to those that took part in the donation.

His words: “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 N200,000,000.00 will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria as well as the Paroche foundation.”

Davido also disclosed that he was adding N50,000,000 to the amount and listed the five “beneficiaries” that will oversee the distribution of the money.

To confirm his sincerity about the project, Davido explained how the beneficiaries would receive their share.

He said, “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.”

The 29-year-old said that the idea would now be a new tradition for him when he celebrates his birthdays in the future.

 

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