Davido at it again?

1 Samuel 17:58 And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.

[When men do the extraordinary, you want to know more about their background. In the above passage, king Saul, no doubt, has heard about the young David before now but, this exploit has made him to show more interest in this youth].

Celebrity sprouts in various fields of endeavour: sports, religion. Entertainment, business and the Arts. Sometimes, it is possible for one celebrated person in one field to be relatively unknown in another field. But now and then, once in a blue moon, one person will break through the limited acknowledgment in his field and others and indeed, the entire nation will sing his praise. So it was with David Adeleke, a young entertainer born in the US by Nigerian parents. David Adeleke aka, Davido, has a massive follower on social media. He did what brought limelight and make the Nigeria populace bear his name on their lips; every one of them from Katsina to Bayelsa, from Oyo to Taraba states. Below is an excerpt of what happened.


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.

I will submit a list of all beneficiaries and their verified account details 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.

Our prayer for this energetic youth who have proved once again to be a brand is that he will develop a more intimate relation with his creator like his one and only sister who is a born again christian. We pray he will tow the path of the now REV. Chris Okotie who in his youthful days as a 22-year-old undergraduate at the university of Nigeria, captured the heart of all and sundry with his soulful music, hitting the number one chart remaining there for more than any musician has done. Later he abandoned the highlife and was converted to Christianity, a fit many of his fans and naysayers thought was a joke and would soon comeback to music. Since 1988 till now, he is a pastor, preaching the gospel of our lord and saviour, a worthy teacher and reveler, of the mysteries of God. Till now, he is the head pastor of household of God church in a sprawling land in Lagos.

Published by godwinguobadia

Pastor, life coach, motivational speaker and a christian apologist; a husband and a father.

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