Davido, beloved by many in his native homeland of Nigeria, hatched a scheme online last week that had greater intentions than originally suspected. The popular Nigerian-American entertainer jokingly posted a tweet asking for money but it has since come out that the funds will benefit a number of Nigerian orphanages prompting many to sing his praises.
Last Wednesday (Nov. 17), Davido made an appeal to his followers on Twitter to gift him money due to him providing them with hit songs.
“If u know I’ve given you a hit song .. send me money …. una know una selves oo,” read Davido’s tweet. Considering his fame, the ask raised some eyebrows and Davido himself joked about using the money for personal manes.https://twitter.com/davido/status/1460943203830435843?s=20
On Saturday (Nov. 20), Davido shared his true purpose on the eve of his 29th birthday.
“In my usual playful manner, I requested a few days ago that my friends and colleagues send money in celebration of my birthday,” Davido wrote in a statement. “The response and outcome exceeded my expectations.”
The full amount raised was 250 million naira, which amounts to over $600,000 in American dollars. The money will be distributed under the guidance of trusted individuals who work in the orphanage space.
On Twitter, Davido’s name is trending for his gracious act of charity, adding to the number of times he’s done so over the course of his career. Davido adds that he intends to enact a birthday fundraiser each year for those in need. Davido will also donate $120,000 or 50 million naira to the overall pot in addition to the initial funds.
Check out the reactions below.
We rise by lifting others pic.twitter.com/6C5n7HsvqE
— Davido (@davido) November 20, 2021
Dear @davido , I know you’re my guy but this one shock me.
Here’s a quick prayer for you: YOU WILL NEVER LACK AND NEVER LOOK FOR HELP & NOT FIND IT IN JESUS NAME.
— CHOKE NORRIS (@Peruzzi) November 20, 2021
Davido is giving out N50 million of HIS OWN MONEY plus ALL the N200 million he received. He is giving it all out to charity. Anyway, I heard he is broke and that is why he dropped his account number. God will continue to bless that guy sha
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) November 20, 2021
@davido is the fucking greatest! I don’t want to hear any talk again!!!
— Kiddwaya (@RealKiddWaya) November 20, 2021
History will never forget how davido raised 200 million naira in 2 days, added an extra 50 million and donated all of it to Charity, a win for humanity!
— David Of Fct (@Dhavidote) November 20, 2021
The best part is most people are not surprised Davido gave the money away. People KNOW he is a great man. Olorire omo.
— Oloye Akin Alabi (@akinalabi) November 20, 2021
Davido said he will give N250M to orphans and orphanages and some people started using their mouth to kill their father and mother on the TL
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) November 20, 2021
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) November 20, 2021
Davido is much wiser tha those who gave him monies. He understands the spiritual realm and the ways of God. He has secured a soft spot in the Heart of God by virtue of James 1:27. I commend him. What a heart of Gold. Those who gave to him should read Proverbs 22:16#RenosNuggets
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) November 20, 2021
When people were donating money to davido.
Some people came out and said “ this is what we do to our pastors and you guys complain, if davido can do it, our pastors can”
Oya oh, davido don collect and he don give am out, tag your pastor .
— O.A (@SeniormanOA) November 20, 2021
Davido is incredible man, he’s giving all the money away and even adding more. Jeeez. Talk about incorruptible
— Emeka The Stallion (@BlaqBonez) November 20, 2021
Thanks to Davido, orphanage wey no get land no go ever need to parent again
— Sheddy King (@thesheddyking) November 20, 2021
God bless this man called @davido. Your heart is big and I pray God gives you long life to enjoy all you have done on earth.
— DJ Neptune #Gaza #Greatness (@deejayneptune) November 20, 2021
Anyhow you want to look at it, 200 million naira is a lot of money for someone to give up, regardless of who you are.
Not only has Davido given it up, he has also added 50 million
It’s not “rich” people that give, it’s generous people and Davido embodies that.
— Edmund (@EdmundOris) November 20, 2021
If you’ve ever been to the average orphanage, you’ll know the kind of impact this donation will have on the lives of many of those kids. Davido na correct guy abeg
— Four-eyed Edo Boy (@Alex_Houseof308) November 20, 2021