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N250m donation: Davido releases list of 292 beneficiaries

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David Adeleke, better known as Davido, a Nigerian singer, has unveiled a list of 292 orphanages that benefited from his N250 million donation.

Davido sent out a video greeting to his friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry in November 2021 as part of his birthday celebrations.

He was able to accumulate about N100 million in just a few hours, which then swelled to N200 million over the course of a few days. He also made a N50 million personal donation, bringing the total to N250 million.

Later, Davido stated that he would form a committee to oversee the distribution of the funds to orphanages across the country.

Well, In a statement signed by the multi-award winning singer on Tuesday, he revealed that the money had been disbursed to 292 homes selected from all the states of the federation.

The statement reads, "As promised, a five-man disbursement committee was set up. Since its inauguration, the members of this committee have worked tirelessly to ensure that they collate the names and information of documented and verified orphanages. 

"I am pleased to announce that the disbursement of funds is complete. So far, the total of N250,000,000 has been disbursed to 292 orphanages.

"As promised in my first statement, I have listed/attached the names and amounts disbursed to the various orphanages. In the spirit of transparency, I thought it wise to give you my loyal supporters, fans, friends and family an update in this regard."

Davido also took the time to thank those who contributed to the fund and the committee that oversaw the disbursement of the funds.

"I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that made this possible, the committee of high calibre and principled people who dedicated their time to ensure this task was expeditiously carried out, my wonderful family, friends and well-wishers. Thank you for your continuous support and love," Davido added.

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