Nigerian superstar David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has revealed he will donate all monies received during his birthday ‘prank’ to orphans across Nigeria.
A statement released by his management on November 19, 2021 said the singer received a total of NGN 200,000,000.00 two days after he posted on social media ‘jokingly’ tasking friends to send him money as token of their love for him.
He will be donating the entire of NGN 200,000,000.00 to orphans in Nigeria as well as his personal cash donation of NGN 50,000,000.00. This brings the total donation to NGN 250,000.000.00.
It said “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 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,” Statement said.
He also said that “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 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 NGN 250,000.000.00″.
The singer thus set up a committee to ensure successful donation on his behalf as well as his foundation.
The committee is tasked “To oversee the distribution of funds to beneficiaries, I have established a five-person Disbursement Committee”.
Full statement below