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N17K per child as Davido donates N237m to 424 orphanages housing 13,818 kids

Nigerian Afro beat singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has, through his David Adeleke Foundation (DAF), donated N237m to orphanages across Nigeria.

Davido posted a statement announcing the donation on his Twitter account @davido.

According to the statement signed by him, the distribution of the funds led by the chairperson of the DAF Disbursement Committee, Mrs. Titi Adebayo, benefitted 424 orphanages with 13,818 children.

The musician thanked all individuals and corporations that assisted the Foundation in raising the donation sum, saying, the kind gesture wouldn’t have been possible without their unwavering support and kindness.

He tweeted, “I’ve always wanted to use my platform to serve others. Thankful that through your generousity, 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!”

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Continuing, the superstar added, “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 N237M,” the statement reads in part.

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