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General News of Monday, 22 November 2021


Davido’s N250m: Ogun Oba seeks funds for out-of-school children

Eselu of Iselu, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Akintunde Eselu of Iselu, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Akintunde

Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido might just have introduced another form of crowdfunding after he raised more than 250 million naira from friends and family last week ahead of his birthday which he marked on Sunday, November 21, 2021 (yesterday).

Following the success of this strategy, Eselu of Iselu, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Akintunde has called on philanthropists and donors to raise money so as to reduce the increasing number of out-of-school children in the South-West.

Oba Akinyemi made the call in reaction to Davido gifting the 250 million naira he raised to orphanages.

He commended the gesture by Davido in an open letter to Daily Post.

While thanking those who donated money to the Skelewu crooner, the traditional ruler maintained that the step he took had “really elevated the traditional families in the South Western part of Nigeria because a Prince from Osun State (Davido) came up with an unprecedented initiative to better the lives of the downtrodden.”

However, Oba Akinyemi admonished the donors to continuously join hands with Davido so as to address the problem of indigent parents, whose children could not have access to formal education.

“I also want to thank all the philanthropists who donated millions of naira to Davido to support him in the execution of his good plan of helping the less privileged in Nigeria. Specifically, I want to appreciate the donors like Oba Saheed Elegushi, Chief Femi Otedola, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Mike Adenuga, Obi Cubana, Hon. Ibrahim Egungbohun Dende, E-money and a host of others. God will continue to bless all of you for the kindest donations to Davido.

“Let me admonish Davido and his co-philanthropists not to make this step a one-off benefit. They should continue to join hands with Davido periodically to raise money which could also be used to take thousands of out-of-school children in the South West from the streets and return them to school for us to have a better society.

“For Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s legacy in education to be sustained, Davido should endeavour to sustain this good initiative he has started,” the letter read partly

The Oba wished Davido a wonderful birthday, praying that “the Almighty God will grant you the grace to celebrate many more birthdays in life,” he said.

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