Top 3 Nigerian musicians supporting children in 2024


Nigeria's music scene is known for its vibrant energy and growing global influence. But beyond the catchy tunes and sold-out shows, many Nigerian celebrities are passionate philanthropists, deeply committed to improving the lives of children. 

In a country where child well-being faces significant challenges, these musicians are using their voices and platforms to make a real difference. Let’s take a look;

1. Davido

Davido, a superstar of Afrobeats, isn't just known for his hit songs and albums. He's also a generous philanthropist. On two separate occasions, Davido donated a staggering 250 million and 300 million Naira to orphanages across Nigeria. These substantial contributions directly impact the lives of countless vulnerable children in over 500+ orphanages, providing them with essential care and resources.

2. DJ Cuppy

DJ Cuppy, a name in Nigeria's DJ scene, is another musician making a significant impact. Through her foundation, The Cuppy Foundation, she champions education for girls in Africa. Partnering with Save the Children International, the Cuppy Foundation has empowered over 95,000 children in 2023 alone. Additionally, DJ Cuppy established the Cuppy Oxford Fund, which supports talented African students at the prestigious Oxford University. This was following her third degree from the prestigious institution. 

3. Patoranking

Patoranking, a renowned reggae-dancehall artist, is using his platform to nurture future leaders. His Patoranking Foundation focuses on supporting children's education within Nigeria. The foundation not only assists children in schools but also goes a step further by sponsoring over 15 students at the African Leadership University (ALU) in Rwanda. By investing in education at both the primary and university levels, Patoranking's foundation empowers young Nigerians to reach their full potential and become agents of change.

These are just a few examples of how Nigerian musicians are using their success to make a positive impact on children's lives. Others include Rema, Wizkid, Bloody Civilian, Adekunle Gold, and others. Their dedication to philanthropy serves as an inspiration, not only within the music industry but across the entire nation. By supporting education, providing essential resources, and nurturing leadership potential, these musicians are paving the way for a brighter future for Nigeria's children.