One of the most popular and talked-about occurrences of last year occurred on November 17–18 of last year.
Which was around the time, Davido requested that people send him N1 million as a birthday gift. What began as a joke rapidly developed into a burst of famous people and regular people sending the artist a huge sum of N174 million in just 24 hours. Chike, a musician and composer from Nigeria, was one of the individuals that sent the singer N1 million.
Many people were surprised by Chike’s N1 million cash gift to the musician because they had never seen Davido and Chike together. Even if the two had ever met, they had no idea. As usual, many people assumed that Chike paid the money to Davido to try to gain influence or to join the sender’s bandwagon. However, the singer revealed why he sent Davido the N1 million in the first place.
During a recent interview with The Road Show on Cool FM, Chike was asked on air, “A while back, Davido celebrated his birthday. There were screenshots of receipts and we saw a screenshot [from you] with a huge sum. Was that because you wanted to celebrate him, that’s why you sent him that large sum of money? Or was it because he’s been so impactful in your career?”
He replied saying:
I think for anybody who even sent in money that day, I want to believe that the primary goal was because this was somebody that everybody wants to celebrate. He won’t remember, I doubt, but the first time I met Davido was probably in 2016. I was in Shisha Room, I still remember, and I think I was going over to say hi and he was with a bunch of people. And you know there’s always going to be that blockade, but some way I found myself there, and he was like “Ah! Chike, I know you na!”. Do you understand? It made me feel like, “Ah ah, this person even recognized me. Like how?”
Then the other time I met him again was in some lounge in V.I. When I came over to say hi, he was even the one that was like “Ah ah, let me give you my number.” So I felt like of course I was going to ask for the number, but I don’t know if I would have wanted to go that far to ask. This was like 2021 or early this year.
So one thing everyone has in common about him is he seems to be a free-spirited person and you know, that’s enough.
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