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Thrills as DJ Cuppy gives account of Foundation

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International DJ Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, popularly known as Cuppy, has released the latest edition of her annual Cuppy Foundation Report for the year 2023.

The Cuppy Foundation is a non-profit organisation established by DJ Cuppy to cater to youths across the globe with a focus on Africa. The Cuppy Foundation has over the years put great emphasis on the safety of the girl-child and accessible education for all children in Nigeria.

A key strategy for the Cuppy Foundation in 2023 was gaining more international reach. This was achieved through several collaborations with some reputable organisations globally. Some of these remarkable collaborations include the foundation’s work with the United Nations, the ongoing collaboration with Save the Children, and some other partnerships.

The Cuppy Foundation supports the work of the United Nations with SDG 4 and 5 being key pillars for the foundation. This was made possible through the Cuppy Foundation’s involvement in several United Nations projects in 2023, including the International Day of Peace event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Cuppy’s exclusive interview with Africa Renewal digital magazine, and the United Nations Women UK Awards in London.

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In 2018, when Cuppy launched the Cuppy Foundation, Save the Children UK was one of the first organisations that partnered with this initiative to bring about sustainable change. This resulted in an intervention in some parts of northern Nigeria where a large number of children were lacking basic education and also faced real healthcare & safety threats. There has been an annual rollout of different intervention resources in Borno, Adamawa, and Katsina State. In 2023, the collaboration between the Cuppy Foundation & Save the Children impacted a total of 95,015 beneficiaries directly.

The Cuppy Foundation was also involved in some partnerships with reputable organisations around the world. This includes organisations like World Vision UK, Mothers2Mother, Best of Africa Awards, The Princes Trust International, Wimbiz, The Templars & Saatchi Gallery. The Cuppy Foundation was also recognized by Crown Agents, a non-profit international development firm in the UK. Cuppy was warmly welcomed to their afternoon tea function at Windsor Castle, where she was joined by numerous close allies and supporters, including their Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

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Actress Obey Etok Chima loses father on eve of husband’s funeral

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Nollywood actress Obey Etok Chima has sadly experienced the loss of her father, occurring just hours before the scheduled burial of her husband.

Taking to her social media platforms, the actress shared the heartbreaking news of her father’s passing.

On Facebook, Obey revealed that her father departed in the early hours of Thursday morning, lamenting the timing as it coincided with the eve of her husband’s funeral.

Expressing her grief, she wrote, “What a tragedy, 2024. I just lost my dad early hours of yesterday 11th April. Just a day to bury my husband. It is well.”

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Via her Instagram account, Obey further reflected on the sorrowful happenings, describing the loss of her father as “another blow” amidst the already sorrowful occasion of her husband’s burial.

“Another blow on me. I just lost my dad and I am burying my husband today. It is well oo,” she penned.

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VeryDarkMan denies rumorus of leaked sex tape

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Some time ago, rumours were circulating that VeryDarkMan was involved in a scandalous video of a homosexual nature, partly instigated by Bobrisky, with whom VeryDarkMan had previous conflicts.

VeryDarkMan took to Instagram to address the issue directly, sending a message to curious Nigerians.

“All the people when say them get video of me and man,till now none of them drop video 2 if anybody get video E for don leak by now.internet is a yeye place……one thing about me I will show you evidences Good evidences……them get video na hin them no leak am since • all those things was to make vdm not talk about evuuul again..there is a reason i confessed all my sins before starting this whole online fyghtyn against evulll in the society.”

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Junior Pope: Ini Edo mourns, calls for reforms in Nollywood

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Nollywood actress Ini Edo has responded to the tragic death of her colleague, Junior Pope Odonwodo, famously known as Junior Pope, who lost his life in a river while filming a movie.

Expressing her anger, Ini criticized the inadequate structure of the industry, which she believes was responsible for to such tragedies.

She mourned the loss of the actor and emphasized that his death should serve as a wake-up call for the implementation of proper regulations and structures to ensure safety during productions.

Ini trolled her colleague, Adanma Luke, who produced movie, urging those who are not qualified for such roles to refrain from undertaking them due to the negligence that can result.

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The actress, who is also a mother, described Junior Pope’s death as a sacrifice that should prompt significant changes within the industry.

She stressed the need for a comprehensive overhaul of the system, with the implementation of practical rules and regulations to address emergencies and safeguard everyone involved.

Reflecting on the untimely loss of Junior Pope, she lamented the departure of the “good ones” and expressed deep sorrow over his death.

“Jnr Pope did not have to sacrifice his life for nollywood to realize the need for a long and much needed regulatory structure that would safeguard an entire production . Yes .. every one is a producer now and all are guilty of negligence of some sort.. and this has to stop. This is one sacrifice too many and must count for something … The system has to undergo a total overhaul with practical rules and regulations that caters to everyone in cases of emergencies…. I will never understand why the good ones go so soon‍♀️

Rest on brother … This one cuts really deep.”

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