Davido Donates Over $600,000 To Nigerian Charities After Fundraiser

The Afrobeats star raised most of the funds via Twitter after he jokingly requested that his fans and fellow colleagues to send him money.

Davido has come up with a new way to celebrate his birthday. The Nigerian-American artist turned 29-years old  (Nov. 21) and he plans to donate 250,000,000 Nigerian Naira (over $600,000) to orphanages across Nigeria.

“If u know I’ve given you a hit song .. send me money,” Davido wrote on Twitter earlier this week.

He tweeted his bank account information and told his followers he needed 100 million naira ($243,000) to clear his Rolls-Royce from a port. Within minutes, Davido had raised over $15,000 and by the end of the day he shared an image of his account with a balance of over $230,000.

“Ain’t even showed my wallet yet! Madness,” he tweeted a day later as the amount continued to rise. On Saturday (Nov. 20), he announced in a written statement on Instagram that he received over $485,000 in donations and the money would be given to orphanages in Nigeria and the Paroche Foundation — a Nigerian organization that aims to end substance abuse.

See statement below:

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