The money came from the singer’s N100m challenge, which brought in N201m in three days, according to him.
Davido announced the news on his Instagram page, saying he has decided to add N50 million to the donation from fans and colleagues.
Davido has pledged a total of N210 million to orphanages across Nigeria.
For his birthday on Wednesday, David requested that his friends and fans each donate N1 million to him.
Despite the fact that the singer stated that the goal was to raise N100 million, he received over N53 million in cash transfers in less than an hour after asking colleagues for N1 million.
The singer has decided to give back to society after her successful contribution.
The Statement reads;
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. 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 have always been passionate about giving back and helping people. In view of this, I am delighted to announce that all the funds received, totalling 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.
To oversee the distribution of funds to beneficiaries, I have established a five-person Disbursement Committee. Members of the committee include:
1. Mrs. Titi Adebayo- chairman of the committee.
2. Professor Jonathan Nwosu- secretary to the committee.
3. Professor Yahana Joel Asabe of the Northern Nigeria Seventh Day Adventist Union Conference.
4. Pastor (Dr) Oyalabu of Spring Time Development Foundation (SDF).
5. 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 the 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
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.
David Adedeji Adeleke ( Davido )
Below is a video of the announcement.