Popular singer, David Adeleke otherwise known as Davido, has vowed to make the just-concluded N1 million donation challenge a yearly commitment.
It would be recalled that a few days ago, the Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) boss challenged his music industry friends to donate N1 million each to him for his birthday.
“We rise by lifting others abi? Me I don dey rise dey lifting others for the past 100 years. So, I want to know who my friends are. All of my friends one one million Naira. They said we are 30BG. If you don’t send your own, you out of here. You are gone (sic),” he stated in a video posted on his verified social media pages.
In a matter of hours, hundreds of millions were quickly garnered by the likes of Adekunle Gold, Teni, Zlatan, Mayorkun, amongst others.
However, contrary to the claim he made that he needed to raise N100 million to clear his newly-purchased Rolls-Royce car with Nigeria Customs Service (NSC), Davido, who said he was able to realise N200 million through the challenge, disclosed that all the money is going to Nigerian orphanages, irrespective of their geographical entity.
Saying he has added N50 million to the money donated, Davido said N250 million would be shared among the orphanages, adding that the donation challenge would continue on a yearly basis.
“My goal is to do the fundraising every year to celebrate my birthday and give back to people in need,” he said.
Read the full statement from Davido below
In the statement seen by unmaskng.com, the music star, while expressing gratitude to everyone, added that “it is my hope that my friends, fans, colleagues in the industry, and the public will continue to support me as I drive this course.”