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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Inspire Africa Benefit Concert 2009: Protecting Homeless Children

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The future of any nation, our children, belong at home with their families with food in their stomachs and roofs over their heads. They also belong in the classrooms learning and becoming the great men and women they are designed to be. Too many times, however, that is simply not the case, especially in a city like Lagos, Nigeria.

Instead and unfortunately, our children-our future, are found on the streets hawking goods, begging for food and sometimes subjected to dangerous, abusive and at times violent attacks on their persons. Thankfully, Africa’s leaders and elites are now taking action to make a difference for ‘the future.’ Nigeria’s talk show host Mo Abudu, founder of Inspire Africa Foundation,an organization committed to providing a home and protecting our homeless children, UNICEF, The Lagos State Government, Zain Corporation and many Nigerian fashion and music celebrities recently gathered together for an Inspire Africa Concert with proceeds benefiting our homeless children.

M.I., Tuface, Asa, 9ice, B’Banj were among some of the names that performed. All funds raised from the event will be directed to Inspire Africa Foundation. To get involved, visit Inspire Africa Foundation. Also check out images of some of the winning looks on the red carpet at the Inspire Africa Benefit Concert.

West African Idols Winner, Timi Dakolo 2007
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Sisi Oge of Lagos Winner, Ms. Facus Ololade Rofiah arrived on the red carpet in a stunning halter ankara print dress, a large one piece beaded red necklace and finished with a black clutch.
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Guest struts down the red carpet in a gorgeous embroidered white gown at the Inspire Africa Benefit Concert
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Runner up West African Idols 2007, Omawunmi Megbele, shaking things up at the Inspire Africa Benefit Concert
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The Kokomaster D'Banj Performs at the Inspire Africa Benefit Concert

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9ice performs on stage at the Inspire Africa Benefit Concert
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Nigeria's Tuface middle and Storm Record's artist Sasha [Right]
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First picture: Mo Abudu, talk show host and founder of Inspire Africa Foundation, is the celeb of the night with her red see through long sleeve, empire waist floor length silk gown. Her dress is accentuated with a four tiered beaded black necklace, which complements her jet black hair and pulls her overall look together.

All photos courtesy of our friends at We Run Things.

1 comments:

Mother Africa said...

..."Instead and unfortunately, our children-our future, are found on the streets hawking goods, begging for food and sometimes subjected to dangerous, abusive and at times violent attacks on their persons"

great post! thanks very much for sharing!

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