Davido donates N237million to orphanage homes

Ace Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has donated N237 million to 424 orphanages across the country.

He made the announcement on Thursday, July 20 through his official Twitter account, noting that he is keeping up with a tradition that was started few years ago.

The ‘Holy Ground’ crooner said that individuals and cooperations across various sectors and regions contributed to the donation and the funds were disbursed through the David Adeleke Foundation, DAF.

According to a statement Davido released, a total of 13, 818 children benefited from the donation, which he noted encapsulates his motto of ‘We Rise By Lifting Others’.

He wrote: “I’ve always wanted to use my platform to serve others. Thankful that through your generosity, I’ve been able to do so.

“We recently disbursed over N200m to several orphanages in Nigeria, a tradition that started a few years ago around my birthday. Thank you to everyone who donated. With your help, we are changing lives.

“This is what I mean when I say we rise by lifting others. These are words in action. God bless you all!”

In 2022, Davido donated N250 million to 292 orphanages in Nigeria, fulfilling the promise he made on his birthday in 2021.

Meanwhile in other entertainment news…

Popular Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim has urged women not to stay with men that cheat neither should they listen to people that give advise to the contrary.

She stated this during an interview with Saturday Beats, saying it is unhealthy to advise women to stick with their cheating partners simply because of financial benefits

Accoding to the 37-year-old Nollywood diva, infidelity should not be tolerated or justified no matter the status of the peson cheating.

Ibrahim said; “I firmly believe that advising someone, especially a woman, to stay in a relationship despite their partner’s infidelity solely for financial benefits is not a healthy or empowering approach. Each person deserves to be in a relationship based on mutual love, trust and respect. Infidelity should not be tolerated or justified based on financial considerations.

“Instead, I encourage individuals to prioritise their emotional wellbeing, and make choices that align with their values and self-respect. Every individual deserves to be in a relationship that honours their worth and happiness.”

On how to handle cyber bullies, the actress said; “My suggestion for combating cyber-bullying requires a multi-faceted approach. Education and awareness campaigns can help users understand the consequences of their actions, and promote empathy online. Also, social media platforms should implement stricter policies and mechanisms to promptly identify and address instances of cyber bullying.

“Encouraging a culture of kindness and respect online is essential, and individuals should also take steps to protect themselves by blocking and reporting abusive accounts. Collaboration between platforms, users and organisations is vital to effectively handling cyberbullies and create a safer digital environment for everyone.”