Bukola Elemide a.k.a Asa as the leading influencers for its global campaign to pool 1 million young Africans to act against Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
According to Genevieve Nnaji, who has actively supported causes including the Pink Ball against cancer recently: ‘Ebola has been defeated in Nigeria, this shows that with the will and resources it can be defeated anywhere else. We need to get involved beyond talk and beyond sympathy. As long as it remains anywhere in Africa, we are all at risk, and we can come together to stop this from happening.’
The #StopEbola campaign will get young Africans to support the World Health Organization by donating social media updates and a minimum of $25 between now and the awards date via the portal www.stopebola.com. The funds go directly to the United Nations Ebola Response Fund.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, who has been a spokesperson for Amnesty International and the United Nations, added: ‘This goes to the core of what is important to me, and what should be important to all of us who are very concerned about our continent, Just when the world has begun to pay attention to Africa as a destination for rapid growth and investment, we cannot allow Ebola define the narrative. We need to put a stop to this immediately, and young people need to take the lead.’
Other influencers for the #StopEbola campaign, which will be led by TFAA Young Person of the Year 2013, Ashish Thakkar and Africa’s leading creative icons include 2Face Idibia, Van Vicker, Joselyn Dumas, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Dayo Israel, Denrele, Dakore Akande, Juliet Ibrahim, Funke Akindele, Omoni Oboli, Ohimai Atafo, Joseph Benjamin, Ice Prince, MI Abaga, Omawumi, Waje, Lynxx, Yemi Adamolekun, Gbenga Sesan, Kunle Afolayan, Osas Ighodaro, Yegwa Ukpo and Kathleen Ndongmo.
The #StopEbola hashtag campaign kicked off officially yesterday, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12noon and The