Grammy-nominated artist David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is not only celebrated for his musical prowess but also for his remarkable generosity. The afrobeat sensation has once again captured headlines by donating a staggering 300 million naira to orphanages across Nigeria, reaffirming his commitment to social responsibility.

In a touching announcement made via his social media channels, Davido expressed his dedication to giving back to society through his foundation, the “David Adeleke Foundation.” His heartfelt message resonated with fans and followers as he pledged the substantial sum, stating, 

“I and my foundation pledge the sum of 300 million Naira to orphanages around Nigeria… as my yearly contribution to the nation.” The announcement was met with anticipation, with details of the fund disbursement promised for the following day.

True to his word, Davido promptly fulfilled his promise, releasing an official statement expressing gratitude for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Nigeria’s children. 

This latest act of generosity is not new to Davido. In November 2021, he shocked the nation by donating 250 million naira to 292 orphanages as part of his birthday celebration. His charitable gesture continued in July 2023 with a contribution of 237 million naira to over 400 orphanages nationwide, further solidifying his reputation as a charitable icon.

Davido’s charitable endeavors demonstrate his belief in the principle that “we rise by lifting others.” The “David Adeleke Foundation,”  established in 2022, serves as a beacon of hope for vulnerable children across Nigeria. Through collaborative efforts with various charitable organizations, the foundation strives to create a positive impact on communities, providing much-needed support and resources to those in need.

Reflecting on the foundation’s mission, Davido shared on X,

“I founded the DAF in 2022 with a strong desire and passion to continually assist and create a proper framework for the ongoing charitable works to benefit the good people of Nigeria.” 

Through relentless fundraising efforts and strategic disbursements, the foundation has significantly improved the lives of countless children, expressing Davido’s steady commitment to social upliftment.

However, Davido’s journey of giving transcends the establishment of his foundation. Known for his generous spirit and compassionate nature, Davido has consistently utilized his platform to advocate for positive change and upliftment within his community.

Davido’s generosity impact extends far beyond the realm of music, leaving an unforgettable mark on the lives of countless individuals across Nigeria. As he continues to champion the cause of social responsibility through his foundation. 

By: Hilary Nwachukwu

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