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Davido Is (Finally) Coming To North America

The 'We Rise By Lifting Others' tour comes via Live Nation and Duke Concept and takes the Nigerian superstar to five cities across the US and Canada.

Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer Davido has announced a limited North American tour he'll be embarking on this summer. The 'We Rise By Lifting Others' tour comes via Live Nation and Duke Concept, a New York City-based event production company.

The 'Hayya Hayya' crooner kicks his tour off on June 16th, with a visit to Brooklyn's Prospect Park, and a visit to HISTORY in Toronto on June 17th. Next, the singer will perform at Boston's House of Blues on June 18th, Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on June 23rd, with his final stop in Los Angeles at the YouTube Theatre on June 25th. Tickets go on sale on April 21st.

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Davido To Donate US $600,000 To Orphanages Across Nigeria

What originally started out as a fun-filled, big money gift exchange between friends, has now solidified the singer as an all-around good guy.

Davido has announced his plans to donate $600,000 to orphanages across Nigeria over the weekend via the singer's official Instagram account.

The singer said in a statement, "I wish to express my sincere gratitude to my friends, colleagues, fans, and the public for the generous expressions of love in recent days. In my usual playful manner, I requested a few days ago that my friends and colleagues send money in celebration of my birthday.

The response and outcome exceeded my expectations, as I received $487,000 USD in less than two days. I truly appreciate everyone who donated hard-earned funds and I am very thankful for your generosity." The Nigerian superstar continued, " I have always been passionate about giving back and helping people. In view of this, I am delighted to announce that all the funds received, totaling $487,000 USD, will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria as well as the Paroche Foundation. In addition, I will be making a personal donation of $113,000 USD, bringing the total amount to $600,000 USD."

The singer shared details of how the funds will be fairly distributed to the deserving parties, ending off with final words of gratitude to all of those who donated and got involved in the exhilarating event.

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