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Davido donates N237m to 424 orphanages in Nigeria



Multiple award-winning Nigerian Afrobeat singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, through his David Adeleke Foundation (DAF), has donated Two hundred and thirty-seven million naira to 424 orphanages across the country.

The ‘Fem’ crooner announced the disbursement of the donation on Thursday in a statement he personally signed and posted on his Instagram account.

According to him, no fewer than 13,818 children across orphanage homes benefited from the initiative.

While revealing a strong desire and passion to continually assist others as the motivation that made him found DAF in 2022, the singer explained that the success recorded in his previous donations inspired him to continuously help the less-

privileged in his capacity.

He also expressed immense gratitude to those who contributed to the initiative, adding that the success recorded by DAF would not have been possible without their support.

Captioning the statement, he wrote, “I’ve always wanted to use my platform to serve others. Thankful that through your generosity, I’ve been able to do so. We recently disbursed over N200m to several orphanages in Nigeria, a tradition that started a few years ago around my birthday. Thank you to everyone who donated. With your help, we are changing lives. This is what I mean when I say ‘We rise by lifting others.’ These are words in action. God bless you all!”The singer who announced his intention to make the donation a few months ago, however, disclosed that the donation won’t be a one-off program, adding that the initiative will take place again next year. He wrote, “We go again next year.”“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 distribution of donation funds was led by the chair of the DAF Disbursement Committee, Mr. 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.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 Nara.

“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.

“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.”