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Davido to donate N300m to orphanages in Nigeria

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Afrobeats singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has revealed plans to donate the sum of N300 million through his foundation, the David Adeleke Foundation (DAF) to orphanages across the country.

This, he said is part of his annual contribution to the nation.

The singer in a post on his X handle said details of the fund’s disbursement will be disclosed Wednesday.

I and my foundation pledge the sum of 300 million Naira to orphanages around Nigeria … as my yearly contribution to the Nation ❤️ .. details of disbursement tomorrow 🇳🇬

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“I and my foundation pledge the sum of 300 million Naira to orphanages around Nigeria … as my yearly contribution to the Nation ❤️ .. details of disbursement tomorrow,” he wrote.

Recall that in 2023, the ‘Unavailable’ crooner extended same gesture by donating the sum of N237m to some orphanages across the country.

The singer in a statement said the sum was distributed to 424 orphanages in Nigeria.

“I am proud to announce that my foundation. The David Adeleke Foundation (DAF), has donated the sum of N237,000,000.00 (Two Hundred and Thirty-Seven Million Naira) to orphanages throughout Nigeria.

“The distribution of donation funds was led by the chair of the DAF Disbursement Committee, Mrs. Titi Adebayo. with the foundation successfully distributing funds to 424 (Four Hundred and Twenty-Four) orphanages, benefiting a total of 13,818 (Thirteen Thousand. Eight Hundred, and Eighteen) children,” he wrote.

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Similarly, in 2021 via his Instagram page, he challenged his friends and fans to support his 29th Birthday coming up on November 21 by donating N1 million each to him. He explained that he had always been in a position of lifting others and wanted them to return the favour.

Within the first 10 minutes of announcing the challenge on his Insta stories, the pop star received N7 million and went on to say that the goal was N100 million.

Some days after, he disclosed that a total of N200,000,000 was raised from the donation.

He also made a personal donation of N50,000,000 to make a total figure of N250,000,000 and said this money would all go as donations to orphanages across Nigeria.

The “David Adeleke Foundation was founded in 2022 with a strong desire and passion to continually assist others and create a proper framework for ongoing charitable works to benefit the good people of Nigeria.

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“Through this foundation, we have raised millions of Naira and disbursed much-needed funds to hundreds of orphanages, significantly improving the lives of countless children,” he wrote.

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Nollywood full of evil people – Angela Okorie

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Actress, Angela Okorie, has said that the country’s entertainment industry is filled with evil people.

Okorie, who has been having a running battle with her colleague, Zubby Michael, stated that she would soon reveal all that transpired between them.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said, “Zubby did me evil, and he has done it many times. I am going to spill it all soon, so that people can know. A lot of things have been happening in the industry, and if God should open your eyes to see them, you will be shocked. That is why I keep telling people to pray and ask God to open their eyes to see the things happening around them; so they can know who is with them and who is against them.

“We keep hearing of many people dying from one sickness or another. But, most of those sicknesses are actually not the kind that should kill people quickly. But in recent times, if someone mentions that they are sick, before long, they would have died.”

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Okorie added that she only depended on God for her protection. She said, “I am protected by God Almighty.”

She also stated that she was aware that some of the people around her who acted as friends had wicked intentions towards her. She said, “Recently, a lot has been happening, and God has been revealing a lot of evil people that have been around me for a long time. Mind you, I have been poisoned before, but because my mission on earth is not done, God won’t let them kill me. Nollywood is a place where people come to showcase their talents, but evil people have turned it to their coven. There are a lot of things that they are doing that are taking innocent lives.”

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Sydney Talker calls for support as singer Khaid battles illness

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Nigerian comedian and social media influencer Sydney Talker has urged support and prayers for the ailing singer, Khaid.

The young rapper was rushed to the hospital due to complications from internal bleeding.

Videos circulating online depicted the singer being transported into a hospital room, surrounded by medical staff.

Taking to the popular micro-blogging platform X, Sydney Talker reached out to his followers, appealing for prayers for Khaid‘s recovery.

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Despite not providing any specific updates on the singer’s condition, Sydney emphasized the importance of collective prayers.

“Let’s pray for Khaid. He needs our prayers right now,” Sydney tweeted.

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Davido launches Nine+ Records with UnitedMasters

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Grammy-nominee, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, has partnered with a US distribution company, UnitedMasters, to launch a new label, Nine+ Records.

According to DMW label boss in an interview with Billboard, he aims to expand the label beyond Afrobeats to reach global audiences.

Davido also cited his passion for nurturing emerging talent and addressing the challenges of young artistes in the music industry as motivations for the partnership.

“Oh yeah, everything. R&B, trap, etc. Obviously, I am going to start in Africa, but I can see us going all the way,” he said.

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“There is one thing that I will always love, which is nurturing new talent…Sometimes, you do not have anybody to advise you on how to move and get good paperwork done.

“I just felt like that was one thing Steve Stoute represents, and that is helping the artistes and making sure they know the best option when it comes to business.”

The news of the partnership was also shared by United Masters via their official Instagram page in what they termed a “groundbreaking collaboration with Davido”.

In the press release, United Masters called the partnership transformative for the African music industry that will see one of the continent’s most influential figures propel the careers of emerging artists to unprecedented heights.

Although Nine+ Records has not yet unveiled any artistes, Steve Stoute, chief executive of UnitedMasters, disclosed that his inspiration for the label emerged during the 2023 UnitedMasters SelectCon, where he and Davido forged a connection.

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The music executive also emphasised his commitment to empowering Davido and the label’s future endeavors.

“We are here to bring that structure and funding so he can do what he has to do,” he said.

“If I can get him in the room with the producers and the artistes, and I can get it out the room, that is my job. To get in the room and to get out.”

Davido established DMW, his music label, in April 2016.

The label has served as home to music talents such as Mayorkun, Peruzzi, and Dremo.

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In March, Davido rebranded his label to DMW 2.0 and unveiled two new artistes — Morravey and Logos Olori.

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