It all started as a joke but has earned Davido, a popular Nigerian artiste, a whopping amount of N150,000,000.
the singer had taken to social media on Wednesday to ask his genuine friends and fans to send N1m each ahead of his birthday on Friday.
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).”
However, he received over N53m in cash transfers in less than one hour after asking colleagues for N1m. So far, the pop star has gotten about N155m.
Below is the list of celebrities who have donated.
Obi Cubana, Femi Otedola, E-Money, Patoranking, Davido’s baby mama, Sophia Momodu, 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, Kemi Olunloyo, among others.
Kid comedians, Ikorodu Bois, however, sent the singer a sum of N5000.
Ali Baba sent N1.5m.
Musician and singer, MC Galaxy, sent N3m while Oba Elegushi sent N5m.