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Nigerian singer cashes out massive returns from his new memecoin: $DAVIDO down 95%

on May 30, 2024
  • Davido nets $474.4K after dumping his newly launched meme token.
  • The colossal sale sent $DAVIDO prices in a downward spiral.
  • Celebrity meme cryptos have gained popularity recently, though with controversy.

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Nigerian musician Davido has netted massive returns after selling his newly launched $DAVIDO memecoin hours after it went live on May 29.

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The American-born singer created the altcoin on Wednesday through

He received Solana worth $1,275 (7.5 SOL tokens) as initial capital and used $1,190 (7SOL) to purchase 203 million $DAVIDO coins – over 20% of the overall supply.

Davido dumps memecoin after launch

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The altcoin attracted a significant following, with more than 59K buys within a day.

Moreover, $DAVIDO had over 5K holders within six hours of launch, with trading volume exceeding $60 million.

While such figures could attract listing from top-tier exchanges, the musician converted 121.88 million tokens to 2,791 SOL, accumulating around $474,400 in returns. data shows Davido sent 20 million tokens to “dead1111…1111,” remaining with 61.12 million $DAVIDO, worth $207K.

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While the singer is yet to comment on the matter, $DAVIDO’s performance after launch attracted the attention of crypto enthusiasts.

One X user remained disappointed that Davido and his team could not allow the new memecoin to gain momentum.

He pointed out that the token could have attracted leading exchanges like PepeCoin (PEPE), considering Davido’s popularity as an international artist.

Meanwhile, @Toobbss revealed that the African singer tends to dump digital coins on his followers, with the recent incident being the second within three years.

Davido promoted RapDoge in 2021 before dumping over $300K on his fans.

Meanwhile, Davido’s moves within the cryptocurrency world come as celebrity meme assets gain traction.

Iggy Azalea also launched her token $MOTHER. Nevertheless, these launches have attracted controversy, putting investors at risk of possible pump-and-dump frauds.

For instance, cryptocurrency promoter Sahil Arora scammed traders over $380K in Iggy Azalea coin presale.

Despite slamming Arora on X, the promoter teased an upcoming celebrity partnership on his Telegram group.

He then dropped a cryptocurrency wallet for interested participants to send SOL tokens to join the presale of the upcoming $MOTHER launch.

DAVIDO price crashes

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The altcoin responded to the developments with enormous declines, down around 95% from its highest level since launching.

$DAVIDO 1D Chart on ConGecko

Timeless Davido hovered at $0.00203 during this publication, with over $61.98 million in 24-hour trading volume.

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