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Davido donates N250 million to Orphanages, setup new Disbursement Committee

Davido has donated a total of N250 million to Orphanages across Nigeria and has established a five-person Disbursement Committee members.

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Adding a new twist to the online donation that has been trending throughout the week, the superstar said in a passionate statement that he is gifting all the cash to the needy because ‘We rise by lifting others.”

The personal statement said:

1 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 200,000,000.00in less than two days. 1 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 NON200,000,000.00, will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria as well as the Paroche foundation. In addition, I will be making a personal donation of NON 50,000,000.00, bringing the total amount to NGN 250,000,000.00.

Davido five-man Disbursement Committee


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.

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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.”

Davido (@davido) Tweeted:
We rise by lifting others ❤️ https://t.co/6C5n7HsvqE https://twitter.com/davido/status/1462028241053663235?s=20

See also: Davido drops new single as fans raise record N184m

Ealier, Wema Bank officials paid a courtesy visit to Davido in Dubai. 

It is not clear as at the time of this report what was on the table that warrant such visit from Wema Bank officials. In Nigeria’s banking industry, “customer is the king”, and especially to find one that can raise over N100m within 24 hours. 

 Davido’s fans as of Friday raised over N184m for the superstar. All funds were donated to his Wema Bank Account he just opened.

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Wema Bank officials with Davido in Dubai

The Afrobeat super star @davido had earlier in a tweet on Friday stated that he might give away  the crowdfunding donations. He says “ I might give all away”. 

The musician had on Wednesday, set social media agog after he took to Twitter and instagram to solicit funds; to clear his Rolls Royce vehicle from the ports

With a target of N200 million set for the supposed clearance of his Rolls Royce, the singer amassed over the target; and over N184 Million Naira has been raised.

As a test of celebrity power or what can be termed Davido’s effect, Cool FM OAP, Dotun actually put his Sterling bank account details on a t-shirt he wore to an event on Friday.

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Earlier in the week also, the Psquare brothers shared their bank details on social media asking their fans to double whatever Davido had received.

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