Davido releases list of 250m beneficiaries

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Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, known as Davido has published the list of 292 orphanages that flourished from his donation of N250 million.

As part of his birthday celebration in November 2021, the singer sent out a video message to his friends in the entertainment industry to send money to him.

In a few hours, he was able to receive over N100 million, which later grew to N200million over a few days. He also added a personal donation of N50 million to make it N250 million.

In a statement signed by the singer on Tuesday, he disclosed that the money had been spent to 292 homes selected from all the states in the country.

As signed by Davido, the statement reads, “As promised, a five-man disbursement committee was set up. Since its inauguration, the members of this committee have worked tirelessly to ensure that they collate the names and information of documented and verified orphanages. I am pleased to announce that the disbursement of funds is complete.

“So far, the total of N250,000,000 has been disbursed to 292 orphanages.

“As promised in my first statement, I have listed/attached the names and amounts disbursed to the various orphanages. In the spirit of transparency, I thought it wise to give you my loyal supporters, fans, friends and family an update in this regard.”

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that made this possible, the committee of high calibre and principled people who dedicated their time to ensure this task was expeditiously carried out, my wonderful family, friends and well-wishers. Thank you for your continuous support and love.”

By Damilola Olufemi