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Big Sam Media - When at her album launch the award-winning actress cum musician, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde promised that twenty percent of proceeds from the sales of her album would go to charity, many thought it was another empty promise from a celebrity to get media attention. But with recent development, one can only say that the Feel Alright exponent meant every word she said. Recently, the star actress, a mother of four children herself stormed the Heart of Gold Hospices and SOS children village in Isolo, Lagos to further propagate her Give and Let Give gospel.

The two-day charity visit tour took off with a four-hour visit to the Heart Of Gold Hospices by the actress and members of OYEP (Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme); guided by Mrs. Adedoyin the founder of the orphanage. The star actress whose musical strength has been getting wide accolades in recent times went round the orphanage and showed her sympathy to the children while revealing that she can’t imagine the wickedness that exists in the mind of the parents of some of the children. The most sympathetic part of her visit was her meeting a baby who suffered from a formation malfunction; at this point, the Gba crooner couldn’t hide her emotional side as she was almost moved to tears at the little boy’s plight, she thereafter moved to other rooms where she motivated and played with the kids before giving out gifts that include toiletries, clothes and products from Chivita.

The next day, the port of call was the SOS children village, Isolo where Omotola and her crew met with the social official in-charge. The social official in charge then showed the crew round the village: to the children’s hostels, classroom, the children were so elated to see the role model pay them a visit as the mother of four advised the children to be focus and be good children. Omotola and her crew then donated, cloths, shoes, food stuff, biscuit, and products from Chivita
to SOS village.

Explaining the rationale behind her visit to the orphanage, Omotola disclosed that it is pertinent to give back to the society, “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,” said Omotola. It is noteworthy that all through Omotola’s career that has spanned over 15 years, the actress has in one way or the other being a  ‘celebrity philanthropist’.  In 2010, she became the first African to step into the shoes of Nicholas Cage and Bono when she was engaged by the biggest non-governmental organization (NGO), Amnesty International in war-torn Sierra Leone to raise awareness for the menace of high maternal mortality rate.

Nigerian actress Omotola charity works

Nigerian actress Omotola Charity works

Nigerian actress Omotola

Nigerian actress Omotola

Nigerian actress Omotola

Nigerian actress Omotola

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    4 Responses to “Nigerian celebrity philanthropist Omotola makes charity donation”

    1. Salisu Hapijo January 21, 2011

      Excellent! Omo is a Star is outstanding.
      Beauty,brain,responsibility and humane.Her Give and Let Give posture of philantrophy had placed her alongside other Stars that made mark in the society e.g Kanu Nwanko and his Heart Foundation.
      God bless your family,Omotola.

    2. God bless you sister, keep it up

    3. PHILIP TAH FON August 13, 2011

      I am a Cameroonian and congratulate the philanthropist for this show of generosity.
      I am also interested to be one of her beneficiaries as I wish to continue my education but the deaths of both my parents in a recent flood has made this very difficult for me with no hope of getting the funds to pay for my course.
      I shall be so grateful if this generosity is extended not only to Nigerians but to me a Cameroonian after all Nigeria and Cameroon were once one country long ago.
      Thank you
      Philip Tah Fon