”Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done~ proverbs 19 17”
On April 11, 2020, Nigerian multi-talented young actress, Regina Daniels and mother, Rita Daniels disclosed on social media their portion of support during the Coronavirus Pandemic crisis.
This was a collaboration of Regina Daniels’s foundation known as, Regina Daniels Development and Charity Foundation and her mum’s Rita Daniels Single Parenthood and Girl Child Initiative to combat coronavirus.
Over the years, their foundation has provided great supports to the needy, school children and celebrated single parents for their struggle to provide for their family.
‘There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of people…
On Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, they embarked on a Covid-19 project which cost them millions of Naira to provide items including groceries, money, personal protective equipment to help avoid infections from the virus, and many more to the less privileged during this lockdown in Delta State and its environs in Nigeria.
She is a strong advocate for empowering women, a strong advocate of education and eradication of poverty as well emphasising disease immunization campaigns.
Ange Kagame was born in 1993 in Brussels and completed her education abroad away from the public eye. She went to Wellesley, Massachusetts to study political science with a minor in African studies.
Her first public appearance was in 2014 when she accompanied her father to the White House for a dinner hosted by Former President Barack Obama.
She currently continues her master’s degree in International Affairs at Columbia University, while working for several causes that focus on women’s empowerment, education, mass vaccination campaigns and poverty.
She is a patron of various charitable organisations and women empowerment, disease immunization campaigns, education and eradication of poverty are things she loves taking part in.
Ange Kagame’s mother, Jeannette Kagame the first lady of Rwanda is also very passionate about charity work. Some of her charities includes Imbuto Foundation, OALFA (Organization of African first Ladies against HIV/AIDS), PACFA (Protection and Care of Families against HIV/AIDS)
In addition to her local dialect and English Ange Kagame speaks fluent French as well.
TBT: Stephanie Linus Arrives Italy To Advocate Against Human Trafficking
Nollywood Superstar, Filmmaker & Entrepreneur Stephanie Linus Is Currently In Italy To Advocate Against Human Trafficking in Partnership with Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontières)
In the wake of the increased rate of human trafficking being experienced by Nigerians trying to migrate to Europe via Libya.
Actress and Producer Stephanie Linus has recently arrived in Italy to give support to rescued people and raise her voice against such human rights violations.
This timely intervention is in partnership with the world-renowned international medical humanitarian organisation “Doctors Without Borders” (MSF).
Over the next few days, Mrs Linus will visit the rescue ship “Aquarius” to witness their activities and operations.
Later she will have meetings with some of these vulnerable women; participate in rehabilitation exercises for the rescued women, media parleys and stakeholder meetings with the aim of alleviating their sufferings and preventing more girls and women from falling prey.
Doctors Without Borders is one of the most impactful humanitarian organisation that rescues thousands of people who faced hazardous conditions trying to enter Europe through the sea yearly. In 2017, the Aquarius (a rescue ship) has rescued 15,078 people.
Mrs Linus has been at the forefront of advocacy over sensitive issues that affect the rights of women and girls.Stephanie Linus has done this through several channels such as her advocacy movie DRY, her role as UNFPA Ambassador; her charity organisation Extended Hands Foundation and many more.
An increasing number of women, mainly from Nigeria, are being trafficked to Europe for sexual exploitation.
According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), there has been an almost 600% increase in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by Sea since 2014.
Many of these women were kidnapped against their will or lured with the promise of greener pastures.
TBT: Be inspired: A professor from Université de Bouaké in Ivory Coast’s photo has gone viral as ‘Hero Of The Week’.
Being a professor he knows the importance of education and wanted to help a young determined mum concentrate on her exams, he helped his student by carrying her baby on his back so she can write her exams… Now that’s a real man!
Giving back, be it in a form of money or time, is one of the most important and precious things anyone can do. We love seeing our celebrities taking time out of their busy schedules to help the needy.
June Sarpong is quite possibly one of the most recognized faces of British television. Interestingly, it is hard to recognize and pick any of her work as the stand-out, because she enriched her 20 year-long career with a wide spectrum of work and achievements on screen and behind the screen. Let’s take a brief look at some of those.
She was born in Newham, London in May 1977. Her parents are of Ghanaian descent and her brother is Sam Sarpong, the British actor and model.
She went to secondary school at Connaught School for Girls and graduated from Sir George Monoux College.
Before appearing on TV, her first media-related job was on the radio station Kiss 100 in 1999 and 2000. Then, she presented the MTV Dance Floor Chart for the UK and Ireland. She also appeared in ITV’s comedy show called Lily Savage’s Blanketly Blank in 2001.
Her breakthrough was as an interviewer on Channel 4’s daytime strand called T4. She interviewed many important political figures including Tony Blair.
She worked for Channel 4 for nine years. Another program where she worked as an interviewer was called Conspiracy Theory on TruTV, where she made controversial episodes about natural disasters such as the 2004 Tsunami.
Then, she went on to present other shows such as the game show Your Face or Mine, the urban talk-show Dirty Laundry and a dating show filmed in Mexico called Playing It Straight.
She also made appearances on BBC’s show such as Have I Got News for You and Question Time. These shows were much more serious than her previous involvements.
As a panelist, she appeared alongside other English media figures in a panel called Loose Women where she was one of the female presenters to interview female celebrities and address the issues of gender equality and women empowerment.
She was a guest panelist in 2014; however, she became a regular in 2015 and appeared in a total of 46 episodes. Currently, she is a panelist on Sky News’ weekly debate show “The Pledge”.
2016 was a year of grief for Sarpong as her brother Sam Sarpong, famous British actor and musician, committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, California.
Besides her busy schedule on tv, she took part in both profitable and non-profit organizations. Behind the scenes, she is running her own production company called Lipgloss Productions. Furthermore, she is currently the director on the board of a non-profit organization called the Lunchbox Fund. The organization provides daily meal and aid to the township schools of Soweto, South Africa.
Another organization she is involved with is called Make Poverty History which raises awareness on poverty and works with government bodies for certain policy changes.
As an ambassador of the movement, she traveled to Ghana to give talks and to make a teaser for the campaign. She also expressed her concerns about Brexit and joined the board of the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign.
It is admirable that she even wrote two books apart from the busy schedule full of TV works and charity events. Her first book, The Power of Women, was published in 1999. The book discusses the definition of feminism, bringing clarity to the common misconceptions about it.
Her second book called Diversify was published 8 years later. In the book, she addresses issues stemming from racial discrimination and social classes, emphasizing their impact on individuals and their willpower.
Ghanaian professional footballer Asamoah Gyan will be in Hohoe from 29th to 31st May, as part of ‘social intervention program of a major water system for free water for St Francis Training College’.
Asamoah Gyan Foundation’s latest venture is in honour of Asamoah Gyan’s late mother. His mother was a student at St Francis Training College.
We love seeing Celebritiesgiving back to the community! Be it in a form of money or time, is one of the most important and precious things anyone can do!
To show appreciation for Gyan’s contributions ”The people of Gbui traditional council appreciate this and Asamoah Gyan’s outstanding leadership and exemplary contribution to Ghana’s socio-economic development and have decided to honor him by enstooling him as a Chief during a three-day celebration in Hohoe from 29th May, 2019.”
If you happen to be in Hohoe and want to attend then check out the program below that Gyan posted on social media handles
PHOTOS: Stephanie Linus Attends The ‘Dialoghi in Spoleto’ & Carla Fendi Foundation event In Italy
TBT: Nollywood Superstar, Filmmaker & Entrepreneur Stephanie Linus recently attended the second edition of the “Dialoghi a Spoleto” and Carla Fendi Foundation event in Italy. The event is part of the official events of the Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto 2018.
The five-day event which was marked by six meetings of great female figures of the international scene ended yesterday, Sunday 8 July.
From Africa, to Afghanistan to Italy, the delegates discussed several world issues such as: slave trade, the struggle for equal rights, culture as a vehicle for emancipation, women’s health, agriculture and globalization in relation to the female world, social commitment, cinema, music, art.
While speaking at the event, Ms. Linus called for more attention to the plight of victims of human trafficking as well as education and empowerment of people who are at risk of being trafficked. “In ending slavery, we must be conscious about empowering and educating people, because otherwise, we’re going to have to deal with it for years to come.”
Dialoghi in Spoleto, a yearly event which is held in Italy, is lauded worldwide as an open place for mutual exchange. This year’s event was hosted by the renowned Italian writer Paola Severini and was attended by women from all over the world including including: Sister Gabriella Bottani, world coordinator of the fight against trafficking in persons; Luigi Manconi UNAR coordinator – National Office; Marcelle Padovani, expert in organized crime and correspondent of Le Nouvel Observateur; Marina Pendes, Minister of Defense of Bosnia-Herzegovina;
Nessrin Abdalla, Kurdish commander of the People’s Popular Protection Unit; Alka Sadat Afghana film producer; Irene Bignardi film critic; Anna Querci president Anna Querci Design Foundation; Nicoletta Mantovani Pavarotti music and theater producer; Anna Grassellino researcher at the helm of the Fermilab in Chicago; Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo President IEO-CCM (European Institute of Oncology-Center Cardiologico Monzino); Daniela Trabattoni Head of Women’s Heart Center; Olga Urbani, entrepreneur in the food sector; Shoshan Haran, founder and general manager of Fair Planet; Clelia Piperno, CEO Project Talmud and Luigi Scordamaglia, President of Federalimentare.
In January 2018, Ms. Linus made her first visit to Italy to advocate against human trafficking. In partnership with international medical humanitarian organization – Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the actress visited the rescue ship Aquarius where she met with some victims of human trafficking, among other activities.
She continues to advocate against the scourge of forced labor and human trafficking. “Ultimately, I hope this leads us in the path to justice on behalf of the millions of human trafficking victims who have been trapped in some form of slavery, bonded labor, or forced prostitution; and a sharp decline of these staggering figures,” she said.
Hard work pays! Moesha has been awarded for her contribution in putting smiles on the faces of children and the under privileged in the society under her foundation Moeshaboduong Foundation by Marwus Entertainment International, USA
Moesha boduong took to her Instagram page with the award and message below:
”It is a great honor to be given such an award for my contribution to putting smiles on the faces of children and the under privileged in the society under my Moesha boduong Foundation…~ Moesha boduong
Miss Boduong hails from the Upper West of Ghana… She graduated with a Diploma in Theatre, Music, and Dance from University of Ghana…
Moesha became an instant hit when she first appeared on Instagram. The world can’t have enough of her body and her fashion sense, she’s one of the most talked about stars in Ghana and beyond.
Actress Moesha Boduong has been featured in movies including Amakye and Dede, Grey down, Dark Dawn, Assault Case,Bloodline, Pool Party, The Hero: Service to Humanity, Hostage, Victims, Away Bus and more.
‘There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of people… Until we next time check out 👇 👇 👇 👇 👇 👇
John Dumelo at the Launching of an association R.U.F.A.A (Rise up for Agriculture in Africa) in Cameroon
Giving back is one of the most important and valuable things anyone can do for their community. We love seeing African Celebs giving back to the community!
”Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done~ proverbs 19 17”
Award-winning Ghanaian Actor, Farmer, Philanthropist. UN ambassador John Dumelo‘s was recently in Yaoundé, Cameroon for the launching of an association R.U.F.A.A that stands for Rise up for Agriculture in Africa.
The goal is to improve the quality of life of Africans by increasing the production and consumption of natural agriculture products.
John Dumelo‘ took to his social media handles to post the message below:
”I was in Cameroon for the launching of an association RUFAA that stands for Rise up for Agriculture in Africa. RUFAA’s aim is to bring together young Africans who have a passion in agriculture and livestock in order for them to achieve realizable and sustainable projects. The vision is to improve the quality of life of Africans by increasing the production and consumption of natural agric products.”
”J’etais au Cameroun pour le lancement d’une association RUFAA:Rise up for Agriculture in Africa, qui a pour but de rassembler de jeunes Africains ayant la passion pour l’agriculture et l’elevage afin de pouvoir réaliser des projets à long terme.
Leur vision est d’améliorer la qualité de vie en Afrique en encourageant la production et la consommation des produits naturels.@rufaa1st”
”R.U.F.A.A is an association of young and passionate agropreneurs whose aim is to bring young Africans together…As a result, improve livelihood of both Cameroonians and other African citizens in both urban and rural African communities, thus boosting production rate and also curb poverty within families.” ~ R.U.F.A.A
We hope other African Celebs will be inspired and give back to the community.