How Some Nollywood Actresses are Affecting Lives Via Charitable Work

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at 11 Apr 12, 05:05 AM (5 years ago)
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Finding fame and fortune takes series of painstaking activities,  but leaves a lot of expectations on the artistes. Recognizing that no artiste can actually get to the peak of his or her career without the fans, society has a way of looking up to these talents to give back to their communities.

Some are doing so by committing personal funds to social, religious, medical and political causes, while others have done so by organizing specialized charities to pursue their causes while lending their celebrity status to solicit for funds. However, some who are notable in their act, are not doing anything at all! … And we take a look at what they are doing to help humanity.

Uche Jombo

Uche Jombo, by virtue of her rise in Nollywood through writing and acting is more in tune with breeding talents in her line of activity, which is why she has launched Uche Jombo and You, a forum that grooms youths on how to become successful in the movie industry. With Uche Jombo and You, Uche hopes she would be able to pass across the lessons of success, which helped her become who she is in the industry, especially to the youths yearning for opportunities. But the forum has largely been dormant with very limited activities.

Although Uche is currently promoting her latest work, Damage, its trailer shows it has nothing to do with the cause she seems to be fighting in the community.

Stephanie Okereke
Actress and producer, Stephanie Okereke identified Vesico v*g*nal Fistula, VVF as a debilitating condition amongst women, which led to the formation of Extended Hands Foundation. She has been working with the support of international agencies to bring the condition to a reasonable control through awareness. While it may be difficult to quantify how much in terms of financial resources have gone into the project, the actress has been traveling extensively to create enormous awareness for her cause.

The United Nations also invited her to participate in the mission in Liberia to campaign against rape, where she visited the fistula hospital there. Lately, she produced a movie with the same theme, which is yet to be premiered. But between working for the plight of VVF victims, Stephanie is also extending hands to aspiring youths who want to take up careers in the movie business through the Del York International programme in conjunction with the New York Film Academy.

Omotola Jolade Ekeinde
The actress is championing her social cause through her NGO which is called Omotola Ekeinde Youth Empowerment Initiative, which organizes empowerment lectures and programmes for the youth. According to Omotola, her concentration on youths stems from the fact that they are the future of the society.

“My passion and vision about life cannot be so hard to know after all this, you have only one life. Be happy, make others happy, Do what is right, and live your dreams. All religions encourage this, it is a sure way to make other people happy and the sad thing is that these children did not put themselves in that condition they met themselves in that condition because of some people’s mistakes.”

Ini Edo
Ini has not registered an NGO, but she works in partnership with many agencies to bring succor and hope to the less-privileged in the society. She does this by gracing events that have charity undertone.

During her recent birthday celebration a few months back, Ini Edo who is also a UN Ambassador to Youths on Habitat, celebrated with homeless kids at some charity homes, where she doled out gifts and cash in the company of some NGOs she has been working with.

Mercy Johnson
As Mercy is now married, perhaps part of the goodwill she would bring to matrimony would come from the prayers of her fans whom she is touching through the Mercy Johnson Foundation, which is concerned with making sure that underprivileged children get back to school.

So far, Mercy has launched series of sensitization workshops and visitations, each time doling out gifts like stationeries to the school pupils. She is doing this, according to her, in recognition of the benefit of education in the life of every young child.

“I have been doing it for years now without making noise. Some people know about it while some do not. But the reason I am making this public is just for one reason, and that is for the people who have been supportive. I want them to know what we are doing with the money given to us for these children. I just want these people to know that it is not a Mercy Johnson thing. So, if you see me driving a posh car, you will be able to say or defend me, knowing that the money sent to us is well used for its purpose.” she intimated.

Rita Dominic
Rita Dominic does not run an NGO, but she has been active in drawing attention to the plight of the less-privileged with her star-status. She has participated in many charity walks and causes on different aspects of human development. Though she has not ruled out the possibility of owning an NGO that would pursue a cause, the born actress says she is comfortable directing her energy towards supporting others for the time being.
NJOKUPRINCE at 11 Apr 12, 05:11 AM (5 years ago)
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 Kiss Kiss Kiss Uche JUMBO

nonsovin at 11 Apr 12, 06:23 AM (5 years ago)
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seanT at 11 Apr 12, 07:16 AM (5 years ago)
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Good job guys..
jossy4reall at 11 Apr 12, 07:48 AM (5 years ago)
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idealism at 11 Apr 12, 07:53 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: NJOKUPRINCE on 11 Apr 12, 05:11 AM
Kiss Kiss Kiss Uche JUMBO
watin she do.... Huh? Huh? Grin Grin Grin if you like her now make i give you her contact  Grin Grin Grin Grin
idealism at 11 Apr 12, 07:54 AM (5 years ago)
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Good job. Cool Cool Cool Cool buh i didnt see TONTO DIKE'S OWN THERE Huh? Huh? Huh? abi her own success na to flirt around and then break home  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Grin Grin Grin
BournIdentity at 11 Apr 12, 07:57 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: idealism on 11 Apr 12, 07:53 AM
watin she do.... Huh? Huh? Grin Grin Grin if you like her now make i give you her contact  Grin Grin Grin Grin

Tyahaya at 11 Apr 12, 08:08 AM (5 years ago)
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okay... Smiley
Tyahaya at 11 Apr 12, 08:09 AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: idealism on 11 Apr 12, 07:54 AM
Good job. Cool Cool Cool Cool buh i didnt see TONTO DIKE'S OWN THERE Huh? Huh? Huh? abi her own success na to flirt around and then break home  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Grin Grin Grin
Grin Grin Grin that's a talent also,breaking homes is not as easy as u made it sound  Grin Grin
GOLDENMEDAH at 11 Apr 12, 08:10 AM (5 years ago)
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princesscomic at 11 Apr 12, 08:15 AM (5 years ago)
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bravo.kip it up
BRADDIE at 11 Apr 12, 08:29 AM (5 years ago)
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NIce of them! Atleast these few once still remeber their humble beginning. But it's so sad that non of the men were listed or are they not involved in any form of charity?
emmyemmy at 11 Apr 12, 08:40 AM (5 years ago)
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ini edo you too much,if i get my way na you go be my second wife,lol
emmyemmy at 11 Apr 12, 08:43 AM (5 years ago)
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uche jumbo go be my maid,mercy Johnson go be my driver,omotola  go dey spare if second wife phyuk up i go use am replace am sharp sharp  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
emmyemmy at 11 Apr 12, 08:44 AM (5 years ago)
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make i talk true naija get correct female's way know waiting dey, all off una too fine no be small. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
wilat at 11 Apr 12, 08:48 AM (5 years ago)
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Wow am happy to read this,more grease to ur elbows. May God continue to be ur help.

lanudja at 11 Apr 12, 08:51 AM (5 years ago)
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Good 2 hia
K-TRUTH at 11 Apr 12, 08:55 AM (5 years ago)
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Tha is very encouraging,I pray God to increase their works,spiritually,physically and Financially in d name of Jesus Christ Amen.
ucbooo at 11 Apr 12, 08:59 AM (5 years ago)
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Great people, Tonto should go and learn what she should be doing not to come and and talk bla bla bla
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