Popular Nigerian singer David Adeleke, also known as Davido, has proven that he has good friends. Davido asked his friends to help him raise 1 million Naira but the reaction and response to his plea has left many Nigerians and the world in shock.
Davido received over N53 million in cash transfers in less than one hour after asking for 1 million Naira to help him pay duty on a luxury car.
Many of his social media followers might have thought the multi-award-winning songwriter was joking when he posted a video on his Instagram Story calling on those he had helped in the music industry to send him a million Naira.
Davido said, “We rise by lifting others abi? Me I don dey rise dey lifting others for the past 100 years. So I want to know who my friends are. All of my friends one one million Naira. They said we are 30BG. If you don’t send your own. You out of here. You are gone (sic).”
Following this, the Nigerian artiste pasted his account details on his verified Twitter handle, Report Focus News gathered. “if you know I’ve given you a hit song, send me money… una know una selves ooo,” Davido said.
According to the artiste, he recieved N7 million in 10 minutes after the open request. He also mentioned that his aim is to reach a 100 million Naira so he can clear his rolls royce from the port.
In a list compiled by the artiste, a couple of his friends had sent him money at the time of this report. Friends like zlatan ibile, E-money, Adekunle gold, Patoranking, Obi Cubana even Ikorodu Bois transfered their widow’s mite to join the ‘money geng’.
Also, an old tweet from the artiste resurfaced online where he had said that, “wanna stay rich? Empower your circle… simple maths”.
However, various reactions have started trailing Davido’s one million saga, as some social media users criticised those donating money to a celebrity while others have seen it as a ‘IT IS GOOD TO BE GOOD TO OTHERS’ scheme.
One thing no one can take from Davido is, he always tries to reach out to people monetarily hence the reason this might be a ‘let me check the kind of people I have around me as friends’ situation.
The celebrity has received a total of N87 million cash gifts so far, and still counting.