JUST IN: Nigerian Music superstar, Davido shares N237m to orphanages
Music star Davido has disbursed N237 million to 424 orphanages in the country.
The 29-year-old musician revealed this in a statement when he shared details of the disbursement of the funds to 424 orphanages in various States.
In November 2021, what had started as a joke, after the singer challenged his colleagues to contribute N1 million each for him, suddenly turned out to be one of the biggest fundraisers in recent times as Davido accumulated N200 million within 78 hours.
Davido, who had initially wanted to use the funds to clear his brand new Rolls Royce from the Lagos port, decided to give the money to orphanages across the country; thus, a five-person committee was formed chaired by Titi Adebayo.
Davido tweeted: “I’ve always wanted to use my platform to serve others. Thankful that through your generosity, I’ve been able to do so.
“We recently disbursed over N200m to several orphanages in Nigeria, a tradition that started a few years ago around my birthday.
“Thank you to everyone who donated. With your help, we are changing lives.
“This is what I mean when I say we rise by lifting others. These are words in action. God bless you all!”