Davido has been trending on the Nigerian social media since yesterday, after he asked his friends and fans to donate N1m each to him for his 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 (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 N150m.
Those that sent money to him are but not limited to Nengi, Charles of Play, Zlatan Ibile, Adekunle Gold, Mr Eazi, Chike, Pasuma, Teni, Cubana Chiefpriest, Naira Marley, M.I, Phyno, Eniola Badmus, Friday Osanebi, Nasboi, Sydney Talker, Peruzzi, Toke Makinwa, Don Jazzy, Focalistic, Ned Okonkwo, Ubi Franklin, Bella Shmurda, Rema, Tunde Ednut, Larry Gaaga, Dorathy Bachor, Bizzle Osikoya.
Some brands donated too, they include Kolaq Alagbo, Munch It, TravelBeta, among others.
He didn’t disclose the amount the likes of Obi Cubana, Femi Otedola, E-Money, Patoranking, and some 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.