Award-winning music star, Davido has been trending on all platforms since he dared his ‘true friends’to credit him with a million Naira each in anticipation of his 29th birthday.
Fans and followers thought the singer and 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 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, within an hour, the Afrobeat popstar received N53m transfers. So far, he has gotten about N160m, as he kept updating the public with screenshots of the credit alerts.
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, Ubi Franklin, Bella Shmurda, Friday Osanebi, Rema, Tunde Ednut, Larry Gaaga, Dorathy Bachor, Bizzle Osikoya, among others.
Kid comedians, Ikorodu Bois, however, sent the singer a sum of N5000 while Baba Ali sent N1.5m. Musician and singer, MC Galaxy, sent N3m while Oba Elegushi sent N5m to the singer.
The credits were not limited to just Davido’s friends but brands as well. Brands that donated to Davido include Kolaq Alagbo, Munch It, TravelBeta, among others.
Davido’s baby mama, Sophia Momodu, also sent money to the singer, although he did not disclose the amount sent.
The said account was set up just for this fund raising and as at his last update, it was noticed that his account has been placed on Post-No-Debit (PND). That is, debits have been restricted from the account and as of this moment, he can’t withdraw any money from the account.
Considering the huge amount he had raised within 24hrs, he took to his Twitter to announce that the bank he opened the account with for the fundraising, Wema Bank, wants to have a meeting with him.
Davido tweeted, “Wema wanna have a meeting.”
However, as the fundraiser got heated, the bank hopped on the trend and made a post online with the caption,
“Na bank wey Davido dey use we go dey use now.”
Reacting to the massive love he was showered with, Davido tweeted,