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Sunday, 21 November 2021

Baba Fryo: Davido gave orphans N250m but neglected me in time of need

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Baba Fryo, the Nigerian ghetto singer, says he was neglected by Davido and other music stars when he was battling depression. 

 
The veteran singer spoke in a video clip shared on his Instagram page on Sunday.


Davido, the award-winning singer, had taken to Twitter on November 17 to solicit funds for what he described as “the clearance of my Rolls Royce vehicle at the ports.”


With a target of N100 million set for the fundraiser, Davido was able to amass up to N200 million — two days after starting the fundraiser.

 
But in a new twist, the ‘OBO’ crooner said he will be adding N50 million to the fundraiser and donating all to the orphans.


While Davido’s benevolence had attracted a wave of commendations from Nigerians on social media, Baba Fryo had slammed his colleague for “neglecting” him in time of need and choosing to donate N250 million to orphanage homes across the country.


The singer, whose real name is Friday Igwe, also disclosed that he once drew the attention of music stars like Davido and 2Baba to his plight but none of them responded.

 
“There is something that I have been seeing on social media that someone gifted orphanages N250m. To me, the thing is funny. I remember when I was depressed, they tagged many of my colleagues; they tagged Davido, Tuface, and others but none of them responded,” he said in the video.


“It was people that have never seen me in this life, people that do not know me that responded.


“This N200m that I am hearing about and seeing on social media is surprising to me. If someone like me who is popular and well known was not helped, it is people and orphanages that no one knows that is being helped; they are been given N250m, it is so funny.


“I will advise Nigerians and Black people to be wise and stop all these things.

 
“White people do not do all these things. All what we are doing will look so funny to them. I am not saying that giving money to orphanages is a bad thing because I am an ambassador to an NGO that I do not collect a dime from.


“But funny enough, when I was depressed and had problems, the NGO did not respond. You see how we are. Now I am seeing N200m and they are posting it everywhere; Davido gives money to orphanages and inaugurates a five-man committee to distribute that money. Everything sounds funny to me.


“If I see someone doing good, I appreciate them; I am not saying it is a bad thing. I just want to ask people why someone like me that people know, who cried out; why did they not help the person that they know?


“It is the people that they do not know or can see their faces that they are helping out with N250m. Let’s all think; will we call that wickedness or ignorance?.

 
“I tagged the Delta, Rivers and Lagos State government, none of them came to my aid. Is that wickedness or ignorance? But today I am seeing that N250m is going to be distributed to orphanages all over Nigeria. I will advise Nigerians to open their eyes.”