DMW headline act and singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name, Davido has disclosed that he was accused of spending the N200 million he collected from friends for orphanages.
It will be recalled that Nigerian artist Davido called on his friends and loved ones to donate money into his bank account to clear his brand new car from the port.
However, after the collection of monies was done which hit a whopping 200 million Naira, he disclosed that he would be donating the money to a number of orphanages in Nigeria.
During a chat with South African comedian and TV host, Trevor Noah, Davido narrated how he was able to raise a huge sum of money. He said, “I started calling famous people…I was like c’mon you know I made a hit song for you last year. I was like everybody that I have helped in one way or the other, that’s why this tour is called we rise by lifting others. I was scared it came up to $600,000 and at this point, I’m like can I keep this?”
Davido disclosed that when the money kept coming in from fans and loved ones, he was torn between keeping the money or giving it out through benevolent acts. He said that he spoke to his father who gave him a piece of advice on what to use the money for.
“We know that so much is going on around the world and I was like I can’t be that insensitive and I spoke to my dad who is my mentor and he said ‘you know you can’t keep that money.’ A lot of people were like no keep it, you’ve done so much for the community.”
Davido further disclosed how he was lambasted and also accused by people for spending the N200m.
“I started getting tweets like ‘this dude kept the money.’ Because after that, I bought two more cars. I bought a Lamborghini…that was just my money though.”