Davido donates all N201m proceeds from mock challenge to orphanages in Nigeria, adds own N50m to sum

Popular singer, David Adeleke (Davido) has shocked the world as he has donated all proceeds from the mock challenge he started on Wednesday to orphanages across the country.


Davido had on Wednesday jokingly asked friends, associates to send him N1 million each to ‘clear his Rolls Royce at the port’ ahead of his birthday celebration on November 21.

Within minutes of posting his account details for the donations, millions of naira rained in, and by the close of Wednesday, at 11pm, Davido had raked in over N131 million in donations from persons in Nigeria and abroad.

However, in a surprise twist to the event, Davido in a video posted, Saturday, stated that he will be donating all proceeds from the mock challenge to charity. He even included his own personal donation.

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According to Davido, the donations had reached N201 million.

In the video posted on his Instagram page, the singer also announced a personal donation of N50 million to the account opened with WEMA Bank.

Davido said he was moved by ‘people (who) were like sending me N5000, N2000, N3000, N100. This might be there last bar,’ said ‘there are more people who need it more than me.’

”The love that people have shown me is really unbelievable. I used to question myself like ‘is being a good person even worth it’ because I remember many people be like David you are too nice, you are too free, you are too accessible, you are too this, you are too that and it got to a point where I was even even thinking to myself like is this thing affecting me…but these past few days have shown me that no man..I appreciate it.

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“A lot of people have called me saying ‘it’s your money, keep it. Don’t listen to what people are saying’. Not to be corky, The money is a lot. I wouldn’t say I don’t need it but I think there are more people who need it more than me.

“People were like sending me N5000, N2000, N3000, N100. This might be there last bar.

“Right now we are at N201 million. I have decided to donate all the money in Nigeria. I am going to add N50 million of my own money. So that is N251 million that I am going to be disbursing,” Davido said.

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