Tuesday, November 11, 2014

#StopEbola - Omotola, Genevieve, Asa Join Campaign To Raise Funds For Ebola

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Africa’s leading creative icons - Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Asa have been announced by The Future Awards Africa as the leading influencers for its global #StopEbola campaign to pool 1 million young Africans to act against Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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.

Genevieve Nnaji said of her involvement;

“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. Join me, and join all of us now on www.stopebola.com.”

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde explains why the campaign is close to her heart;

“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 include CEO of Mara Group, Ashish Thakkar; CEO of Paga; Tayo Oviosu, Deputy Director of the British Council, Ojoma Ochai. Other influencers include Deputy Director of the British Council Nigeria, Ojoma Ochai; Tu Face Idibia, Van Vicker, Joselyn Dumas, and Lanre Da Silva Ajayi.

Also included are 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.

To be part of the campaign, it takes just 3 easy steps:

1.      Go to www.stopebola.com.
2.      Click on the SHARE button and sign up to the Thunderclap campaign. Thunderclap helps ensure everyone will tweet the same #StopEbola message on November 29 at the same time. It takes just 2 minutes to sign up, and/or
3.      Click on the DONATE button to donate directly to the UN’s Ebola Response Fund.

You should also put up the #StopEbola flyer on your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Phone DPs everyday from now to 7 December. You can download the flyers on www.stopebola.com.

The #StopEbola hashtag campaign kicks off officially on Tuesday, 11.11.2014 at 12PM.

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