*Three Professors Included As Davido Names Committee To Coordinate N250m Donation

Davido, the Nigerian Afro-pop star, says he would donate the N200 million received from his recent fundraiser to orphanages across the country.

Davido disclosed the development in a statement via his Instagram page on Saturday.

The music star also said he will be adding N50 million personally to the donated funds, making it a total of N250 million to be given to the orphanages.

According to him, the sum would be disbursed to cater for orphans and to support Paroche foundation, an orgnisation established to fight drug abuse.

In the statement, the ‘OBO’ crooner appreciated those who supported the initiative, saying he plans to hold the fundraiser annually to mark his birthday.

Davido said the gesture was informed by his desire to give back to the society.

“In my usual playful manner, I requested a few days ago that my friends and colleagues send money in celebration of my birthday,” he wrote.

“I wish to express my sincere gratitude to my friends, colleagues, fans, and the public for the generous expressions of love in recent days. In my usual playful manner, I requested a few days ago that my friends and colleagues send money in celebration of my birthday.”

“The response and outcome exceeded my expectations, as I received about NGN 200,000,000.00 in less than two days. I truly appreciate everyone who donated hard-earned funds and I am very thankful for your generosity. “

“I have always been passionate about giving back and helping people. In view of this, I am delighted to announce that all the funds received, totaling NGN 200,000,000.00, will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria as well as the Paroche foundation.

“ In addition, i will be making a personal donation of NGN 50,000,000.00, bringing the total amount to NGN 250,000,000.00. “

To oversee the distribution of funds to beneficiaries, I have established a five-person Disbursement Committee. Members of the committee include:

1. Mrs. Titi Adebayo, chairman of the committee.
2. Professor Jonathan Nwosu, secretary to the committee.
3. Professor Yahana Joel Asabe of the Northern Nigeria Seventh Day Adventist Union Conference.
4. Pastor (Dr) Oyalabu of Spring Time Development Foundation (SDF).
5. Professor Uloma Onuoha

“The committee will compile a list of orphanages across Nigeria. They will determine the number of children and their needs at each orphanage, and then divide the funds accordingly. The committee will also determine the portion of the money that will be donated to Paroche foundation. To maintain transparency, the committee will make public the names of the beneficiary orphanages and how much each will receive. “

“A list of all beneficiaries and their verified account details will be submitted to Wema Bank, who will then be instructed to credit each beneficiary’s account. “

“My goal is to do this fundraising every year to celebrate my birthday and give back to people in need. It is my hope that my friends, fans, colleagues in the industry, and the public will continue to support me as I drive this cause. “

“Once again, I express my sincere gratitude to my friends, colleagues, fans, and everyone that made this possible. God bless you all.”

We rise by lifting others – Davido

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