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Davido gifts N237m to Nigerian orphanages — 20 months after N250m donation

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Davido, the Afrobeats star, says he has donated the sum of N237 million to various orphanage homes across Nigeria.

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The singer announced the latest donation in a statement shared on his social media pages on Thursday.

In the statement, the ‘Timeless’ hitmaker said he is making the donation through The David Adeleke Foundation (DAF).

On the occasion of his birthday in November 2021, the 30-year-old megastar launched a Twitter fundraiser and donated the N250 million realised to orphanages.

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In the statement, the singer said the “success of my previous donations, reaffirmed my commitment to continually assist the less privileged in any capacity”.

“I am proud to announce that my foundation. The David Adeleke Foundation (DAF), has donated the sum of N237,000,000.00 (Two Hundred and Thirty-Seven Million Naira) to orphanages throughout Nigeria,” the statement reads.

“The distribution of donation funds was led by the chair of the DAF Disbursement Committee, Mrs. Titi Adebayo. with the foundation successfully distributing funds to 424 (Four Hundred and Twenty-Four) orphanages, benefiting a total of 13,818 (Thirteen Thousand. Eight Hundred, and Eighteen) children.

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“I founded the DAF in 2022 with a strong desire and passion to continually assist others and create a proper framework for ongoing charitable works to benefit the good people of Nigeria. Through this foundation, we have raised millions of Naira and disbursed much-needed funds to hundreds of orphanages, significantly improving the lives of countless children.

“Seeing the impact and success of my previous donations, particularly in 2021 after my birthday, left a mark on my heart and reading the numerous letters and messages from everyone who received this donation has reaffirmed my commitment to continually assist the less privileged in any capacity. This motivated me to establish the DAF to execute our mission effectively.

“In October 2022, the DAF began reaching out to eminent and compassionate Nigerians, seeking their support in raising funds for the less privileged across the country. Thanks to the generous contributions from individuals and corporations across various sectors and regions; the DAF was able to raise the substantial Donation Sum of $237M Naira.

“I would like to personally thank all individuals and corporations that assisted in raising the Donation Sum. This would not have been possible without your unwavering support and kindness. May God bless each and every one of you.

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“The David Adeleke Foundation remains steadfast in its mission to uplift and support vulnerable communities across Nigeria. Through initiatives like this significant donation to orphanages, the foundation continues to make a positive impact in the lives of those in need.”

The donation comes at about the same time when Nigerians are grappling with the hike in food and petrol prices.

On Monday, the consumer price index (CPI), which measures the rate of change in prices of goods and services, rose to 22.79 per cent in June 2023, up from 22.41 per cent in the previous month.

Oil marketers in Nigeria also increased the pump price of petrol at retail outlets to N617 per litre in Abuja and N565 per litre in Lagos on Tuesday.

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