Nigerian actor and first runner-up Mr. Nigeria 2010, Alex Ekubo, alongside multi-talented singer and alternative soul singer, Bez Idakula, have joined Verve International’s “Truly African” campaign in celebration of the African continent. Created to celebrate Africa’s shared culture, heritage, and everything that makes Africa an exciting place to be right now, the “Truly African” campaign encourages all Africans to showcase to the world their unique talent and skills. Speaking on his appointment, Alex Ekubo divulged that “The African continent is rich in culture, talent and ideas, and deserves to be celebrated. As a proud African I’m excited to be a part of that celebration” The Truly African Campaign was unveiled in protea hotel, GRA, Ikeja, on Wednesday, 25th February 2015. Verve, Africa’s leading payment card brand was Nigeria’s first ever chip + PIN enabled card accepted on all available payment channels in the country.
Ini Edo, Annie Idibia, others walk against rape (Pics: Ini Edo, Annie, Lami and others)
Nollywood actress Ini Edo, Annie Idibia, Kehinde Bankole, singer Lami Phillips, Mr. Nigeria Emmanuel Ikubese joined others to participate in the Walk against Rape initiative in Nigeria organized by the Rubies Ink foundation led by Mrs. Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye in partnership with the Lagos Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA) aimed at sensitizing the public on the various domestic violence cases. The walk which kicked off from the Archbishop Vinning Memorial Church Ground GRA Ikeja ended at the office of the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Adejoke Adefulure. Speaking at the walk, Annie Idibia disclosed that rapists should not go unpunished and as such, cases of domestic violence should be reported to the appropriate department. According to the coordinator, Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye disclosed that the war against rape campaign is a social advocacy tilted towards lending voice to sexually abused women in the society, taking them from a stage of self-denial to self-determination.