Nigerian artists who run charities
Celebrities usually have a habit of giving back to their fans and the communities that helped them achieve fame and wealth. Some go so far as to run charitable organizations that are dedicated to meeting particular needs such as empowerment, education, etc. trust saturday spotlights some of those celebrities who have made it their mission to meet the needs of others.
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In 2016, the actress created the Ray of Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides aid and assistance to those most in need.
The foundation’s activities include regular trips to IDP camps, orphanages, catering to Almajirais, people with disabilities, and poverty alleviation.
In February this year, Rahama mentioned that she had donated all of her earnings from a movie to the foundation.
According to Daily Trust, the statement reads: “She has dedicated all the money raised from her recently released film – ‘Nadeeya’, to this great foundation. We are so grateful and happy for this humanitarian gesture. All resources channeled will be put to good use. Thank you, Queen Rahama Sadau. You have always been amazing and inspiring with your works,”
The Kannywood actress started her NGO called Today Life Foundation in 2010 to help the poor. His foundation also donates food and clothing to children in orphanages. Over time, the foundation partnered with grassroots philanthropists who donated money and food to be shared among less privileged children. The aim of the foundation is to eradicate poverty and hunger. The foundation has more than 500 beneficiary children whose school fees are paid and whose parents are empowered to learn various entrepreneurial skills.
Hadiza Aliyu, better known by her stage name Hadiza Gabon, is a Nollywood and Kannywood actress and director. The Kannywood star is known for her generosity and extended simplicity. In 2016, she created the Hadiza Aliyu Gabon Foundation, (HAG Foundation), a philanthropic organization. The foundation was created with the aim of improving the lives of ordinary people by helping them in the areas of education, health and food security.
Empress Njamah’s love for charity is enormous. She has widespread activity on charities across the country.
His foundation supports the needs of Nigerian children across the country. The House of Empress Njamah Foundation has been projecting the image and welfare of Nigerian children in key states of the federation for 15 years including Lagos, Borno, Rivers and Abuja. Empress Njamah welcomed more than 2000 children in a single charity program with expensive souvenirs, food, clothes, toiletries and mosquito nets. This actress has made a significant contribution to empowering tomorrow.
Stephanie Okereke Linus
Stephanie founded the “Extended Hands Foundation” after recognizing vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) as a dangerous disease in women. She has campaigned for years to raise awareness and fund surgeries.
She has also helped young people who aspire to careers in the film industry through the Del York International program, which she co-founded with the New York Film Academy.
Omotola Jolade Ekehinde
The actress promotes her social cause through her NGO, Omotola Youth Empowerment Initiative Project, which organizes youth empowerment conferences and programs. The 20 Widows Makeover, which she leads in honor of her late mother, is one of the program’s best-known initiatives.
Her charity work continues with Save The Children UK, Enough is Enough and Amnesty International, where she works on issues such as the maternal mortality crisis in Sierra Leone and the Niger Delta Own Up, Pay Up and Clean Up campaign. .
Dj Cuppy is an artist and the daughter of Femi Otedola, a well-known businessman. Dj Cuppy has a charity called Cuppy Foundation, which is dedicated to addressing issues such as child welfare and education for girls and people with disabilities (minorities). This Foundation was born out of Cuppy’s great desire to offer people who have been neglected and relegated to the margins of society a chance to build the life they want, a chance that every person on the planet deserves. The Cuppy Foundation has benefited over 9,000 people.
Waje’s Safe House was founded in 2012 to help women and children across Africa. The safe house’s first initiative was to provide financial assistance to a primary school for students in the impoverished Makoko slum in Lagos. Waje’s Safe House recently partnered with women’s organizations in three Nigerian cities to provide ICT training and facilities to young and adult women.
Uchemba Williams, a Nigerian actor, comedian and brand influencer, is a Nigerian male celebrity who deserves more recognition for his charitable activities and his unwavering drive to help make the world a better place for the people around him.
In 2018, he founded the Uchemba Williams Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing decent life opportunities for children, youth, women and men through social protection, literacy, poverty eradication, community development and job creation.
Over the past three years, he has adopted over 3-4 less fortunate young people, rescuing them from the streets, providing them with scholarships, meeting all of their needs, and assuming a fatherly role in their lives. He also recently helped a 67-year-old widow complete her home, after living in a one-room apartment for 17 years.
Tonto Dikeh’s concern for poor and displaced women, girls, youth and children in Africa led to the establishment of the Tonto Dikeh Foundation in 2000. The Tonto Dikeh Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps abused women, unwanted pregnancies as a result of assault/rape and motherless children all over the world. The beneficiaries of this foundation have received numerous humanitarian aids.