Nigerian music star Davido, revealed on Saturday, November 20, that the money he jokingly asked from friends and wellwishers ahead of his birthday on the 21st of November 2021, finally amounted to two hundred million Naira in just two days.
He released a communique dated 19 November, thanking everyone who made the good gesture. “I wish to express 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” an excerpt of the document read.
The musician also unveiled a committee created to oversee the distribution of the funds to beneficiaries. The team will have to compile a list of orphanages across the country and will determine the number of children and their needs at each orphanage, then “divide the funds accordingly”.
Davido disclosed that his goal is to do a fundraising like this every year, to celebrate his 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,” he said.