By Hussaina Sufyan Ahmed
Award-winning Nigerian-American pop star, Davido, has donated the total sum he got from donations from fans and fellow celebrities to orphanage homes across Nigeria.
The Nigerian American singer, whose real name is David Adeleke, posted on Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday:
“If u know I’ve given you a hit song … send me money,” and posted details of a Wema Nigerian bank account on November 17, 2021
Within 90 minutes of the post to his more than 31 million followers on Twitter and Instagram – the 28-year-old shared a screenshot of his account balance showing more than 42m naira had already been deposited.
This donation has stirred up a lot of reactions from Nigerians. However, the contributions came to a halt in the afternoon of November 20 2021, when the pop artist released an agreement statement on his pages in his intention to take out the 200,000 million naira as charity to orphanage homes across Nigeria while adding 50 million naira to the money donated, making the whole sum 250,000,000 naira.
In the statement, Davido appointed a five-person committee in charge of distributing the funds to the beneficiaries. They are Mrs Titi Adebayo-Chairman of the committee; Professor Jonathan Nwosu-Secretary to the committee; Professor Yahana Joel Ahana of the Northern Nigeria Seventh Day Activist Union Conference; Pastor (Dr) Oyalabu of Spring Time Development Foundation (SDF); and Professor Uloma Onuoha.
The committee is set to ensure transparency in the disbursement and figure out the orphanage homes that should benefit from the donation.