Superstar Nigerian singer, David Adeleke aka Davido has revealed the reasons he donated the N200 million he got from friends.
Recall that Davido was able to raise $600,000 from fans and friends after asking fans who had enjoyed his music to send him music.
Speaking during the The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Davido said that his father, Mr Adeleke advised him not to keep the money.
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The singer said that after much deliberation, he decided to give it out. Davido added that a lot of people had began to criticize him, thinking he had spent the money after pledging to donate it to orphanages across Nigeria. “I woke up the next day, reflecting on my whole life and how God has blessed me. So we decided to donate all $600,000 to orphanages across the country. Just for accountability, it took months to disburse because we had to know which orphanage is real,” he explained.
In his words;
“I started calling famous people…I was like c’mon you know I made a hit song for you last year. I was like everybody that I have helped in one way or the other, that’s why this tour is called we rise by lifting others. I was scared it came up to $600,000 and at this point, I’m like can I keep this?.
“We know that so much is going on around the world and I was like I can’t be that insensitive and I spoke to my dad who is my mentor and he said ‘you know you can’t keep that money.’ A lot of people were like no keep it, you’ve done so much for the community.
“Then I started getting tweets like ‘this dude kept the money.’ Because after that, I bought two more cars. I bought a Lamborghini…that was just my money though.”
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“I woke up the next day, reflecting on my whole life and how God has blessed me. So we decided to donate all $600,000 to orphanages across the country. Just for accountability, it took months to disburse because we had to know which orphanage is real,” he explained.
DAVIDO: I got $600,000 in donations but my Dad told me I can't keep that money. We think the same.
TREVOR NOAH: Nigerians like giving people money. pic.twitter.com/jLBdo9qcZr
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