Davido, a multiple award-winning popstar, has been trending on Nigerian social media for hours after he urged his friends and followers to donate N1 million each to him for his birthday.
Fans and followers assumed the singer-songwriter was joking when he posted a video on his Instagram account asking those he has assisted in the music industry to donate him a million naira each.
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.”
However, after requesting colleagues for N1m, he received nearly N53m in cash transfers in less than an hour. So far, the pop artist has received almost N200 million.
Nigerian businessmen, Obi Cubana and Femi Otedola were among the donors. The singer, however, did not disclose the amount sent to him from the likes of Femi Otedola, Obi Cubana, E-Money, Patoranking, and some others.
Celebrities that gifted Davido N1m includes Zlatan Ibile, Adekunle Gold, Mr Eazi, Nengi, Chike, Teni, Charles of Play, Cubana Chiefpriest, Naira Marley, M.I, Phyno, Eniola Badmus, Nasboi, Sydney Talker, and Peruzzi.
Others are Pasuma, Toke Makinwa, Don Jazzy, Focalistic, Ned Okonkwo, Ubi Franklin, Bella Shmurda, Friday Osanebi, Rema, Tunde Ednut, Larry Gaaga, Dorathy Bachor, Bizzle Osikoya, among others.
Kolaq Alagbo, Munch It, and TravelBeta are among the brands that have donated to Davido.
The musician then turned to his verified Twitter account to declare that the bank with which he formed the fundraising account, Wema Bank, wanted to meet with him.
“Wema wanna have a meeting,” Davido tweeted.
However, as the campaign heated up, the bank jumped on the trend and posted a video online with the caption, “Na bank wey Davido dey use we go dey use now.”
More so, the singer tweeted that he was emotional due to the overwhelming show of love. He wrote, “I’m actually crying !! Just be good to pple man !!!! God ! I really love you guys man.”