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Davido gives N200m donated by friends to orphanages, adds N50m

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Famous Nigerian singer, Davido has announced his decision on the use of the N200m contributed by his friends and fans.

Recall that the 30BG singer took to his Instagram page few days ago asking his friends and colleagues to send N1m each to him.

At first, Davido mentioned he needed N100m to clear his Rolls-Royce at the port.

However, he surpassed the amount as he received 200m in the last 48hours.

The singer, giving update on his Instagram page, announced that the N200m received will be donated to orphanages across the country.

He also donated a personal sum of N50m to the total amount.

Part of the post read: “I wish to express my sincere gratitude to friends, fans, colleagues and the general public for the generous expressions of love in recent days.

“In my usual playful manner, I requested few days ago that my friends and colleagues send money in celebration of my birthday. The response exceeded my expectations as I received N200m in less than two days. I truly appreciate everyone.

“In view of this, I’m delighted to announce that all funds received totaling N200m will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria as well as Paroche foundation.

“In addition, I will be making a donation of N50m, bringing total to N250m.”

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Ngerians urged to save Fadeyi Oloro’s life

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Coalition for A Better Nigeria has urged citizens to save the life of Ojo Arowosafe, popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro.

The Coordinator, Bamiji Awa, made the appeal on behalf of the ailing Nollywood veteran in a statement on Tuesday.

Awa said the actor was in dire need of generous and urgent support to restore his failing health.

The situation, he explained, was made public after years of Oloro’s health crisis “beyond the control of his immediate family.”

The President-General, Grand Council of Yoruba Youths, disclosed that a series of tests had been conducted.

But efforts to ascertain the nature of the ailment had remained futile.

“Arowosafe had sold all his property while moving from one hospital to another in search of a cure”, Awa added.

 

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Why Wande Coal’s exit hurt me – Don Jazzy reveals

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Popular music executive and Mavin producer, Don Jazzy has given reason he was hurt after Wande Coal left his record label.

Wande Coal left the record label in 2013.

His exit came as a shock to fans of Mo’hits record label, now Mavin.

Don Jazzy, speaking on The Afrobeat Podcast, said Wande coal’s exit from his record label hurt him because he was like a child he raised and then had to let go as an adult after all the training.

According to him, “Wande Coal is a genius and a music vocalist we found when we went for a show in UNILAG.

“Every separation hurts whether amicable or not.

“Wande exit was like when you train a child and then he has to go when he’s an adult.

“It hurts because I had to start building again, friendship and all of that.

“You’ll know Wande’s exit hurt me because I had to tweet about it.”

Don Jazzy, however, apologised to his fans for making such tweet about Wande Coal’s exit.

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Baba Suwe buried in Lagos

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Late veteran Nigerian comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, has been laid to rest

Baba Suwe who died on Monday after a long battle with an illness was buried in his home in Ikorodu, Lagos.

Born on August 22, 1958, he was married to comedienne Omoladun Omidina, who died in September 2009.

Baba Suwe dominated the Yoruba movie industry for decades, featured in several movies and bagged many awards.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State had expressed sadness over the demise of Baba Suwe, whom he said, “lived a fulfilled life”.

The Governor consoled Nollywood for losing “one of its outstanding practitioners in the industry”, adding that Baba Suwe was a bundle of talents, who used his God-given gift to advance the course of mankind.

 

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