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Genevieve Nnaji Also Takes On The #icebucketwater Challenge

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Dsampler

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Latest to join the ice bucket water challenge which supports MDS (Motor Neurone disease). She nominated Psquare and Jude. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is used to describe motor neuron diseases which affects a person’s ability to move voluntarily, stops people eating, walking and talking,
The ice bucket challenge started after a baseball player with MND, Pete Frates, volunteered to have it done to him.
Its gone viral with celebrities pouring freezing ice water on themselves and nominating three others .The whole idea is to raise money and so far, over $21million has been raised.

Watch video at source:
http://instagram.com/p/r7PMWEOOk3/?modal=true
http://instagram.com/p/r7P23XOOl7/?modal=true
 
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Sola

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#IceBucketWhat? by Mary Shorun

Malaria kills more than 3000 people every day (most of them African children), and every year, 3.4 billion people are at risk of malaria. An estimated 3-5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur each year around the world due to cholera. As of August 20, 2014, West Africa ebola virus death toll had risen to 1,350. The ebola virus is not airborne, but it is highly contagious.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS is not contagious. Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. The incidence of ALS is two per 100,000 people, and it is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans may have the disease at any given time. About 60% of the people with ALS are men and 93% of ALS patients are Caucasian.

As I read through the aforementioned statistics, I underlined 93% and Caucasian. Nigerian celebrities doggedly campaigning to strike out ALS is noble, but it also beyond appalling. The current situation of the Nigerian state is dire: chibok girls are still missing (since April), so whatever happened to #bringbackourgirls?. Almost every week, there are explosions and deaths in many northern states. About a week ago, suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters abducted dozens of boys and men in Maiduguri. Whatever happened to #bringbackourboys?

Unemployment is eating through the fabric that keeps the Nigerian youth alive. Why are Nigerian celebrities campaigning to strike out ALS, a disease that affects mostly caucasians? Why is Genevieve Nnaji not campaigning for better roads? Why is Iyanya not speaking out in support of education of the girl child? Why are Peter and Paul Okoye not fundraising for a cure or vaccine for ebola? Why is Davido not speaking out for malaria prevention? Why has IcePrince refused to pour several liters of ice-cold water on himself in order to address the issue of unemployment?

How many more Africans have to die before our celebrities take our matter to heart? When will we stop misplacing priories; fighting for a cause that is not ours? Abeg, what is Nigeria’s concern with #ALSIceBucketChallenge which primarily helps raise money for Lou Gehrig’s Disease research. What about ebola vaccine research? Malaria prevention?

We get it. Celebrities always itch to do something noble. There are thousands of diseases -- medical and socioeconomic -- threatening to destroy the very root of Nigeria. Please, next time there is an itch, dear celebrities, scratch in the right place. Charity, they say, begins at home.
Literally.
 

Dsampler

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Unemployment is eating through the fabric that keeps the Nigerian youth alive. Why are Nigerian celebrities campaigning to strike out ALS, a disease that affects mostly Caucasians? ......
What a racist comment....and what a dumb ass article overall. I wonder how West Africans would feel if Caucasians world wide should develop the same racist idea about ebola.

......Plus, celebrities are like you & I. They can only do so much. Want better results at solving our problems? Start electing better governments. After all Africa is mostly free from military rule & dictatorship now. Want non corrupt politicians? Start voting based on the individual rather than party affiliation.

What a sham of an article. Makes me so mad I'm gonna print it out and use it as a$$wipe. Dumb, dumb, dumb ass article!!
 

Dsampler

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I'm sure she donated. She's kind hearted like that. She's for real. Very passionate about helping others like that.

...I guess that's why she's more loved & more popular....than everybody else in Nollywood and their grandma.......combined.
 

Dsampler

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I honestly don't think she's a stingy woman. If the top 10 list of the most generous Nigerians were ever printed, I think she'll probably make the top 5.
 

mealone

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Not mentioning names o......But

To whom it may concern,
Dear sir/Madam
Hnmm..... too many issues plague your superstar's country,while i'm not saying she's done anything wrong by doing the ALS challenge, Genevieve is one of the most influential people in Nigeria(when it comes to entertainment). I would have expected her to take the lead/challenge on a course that is relatable to her people. I see Americans doing the "leukemia walk", "cancer walk", "Huntington's disease rally", CAD race" e.t.c, most of these diseases are peculiar to their people, I am yet to see someone from Hollywood participate in malaria or Typhoid fever walk. I know very few of the Nigerian stars are attached to some kind of charity or giving back to their community, like the Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme (OYEP) which supports widows and sends Orphans to school ,Stephanie Okereke who has been quietly doing great work with her campaign to educate and raise funds for surgery to treat Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) which are especially prevalent in Northern Nigeria.
correct me if am wrong, but i havent seen or heard miss Genny attached to any charitable organizations.........While i am not saying she did wrong by doing the challenge, all am saying is that Oyinbo people talk say "Charity Begins at home........Selah!
 

Sola

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"Why waste water?" she asks. "I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here. We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?"
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Dsampler

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Not mentioning names o......But

To whom it may concern,
Dear sir/Madam
Hnmm..... too many issues plague your superstar's country,while i'm not saying she's done anything wrong by doing the ALS challenge, Genevieve is one of the most influential people in Nigeria(when it comes to entertainment). I would have expected her to take the lead/challenge on a course that is relatable to her people. I see Americans doing the "leukemia walk", "cancer walk", "Huntington's disease rally", CAD race" e.t.c, most of these diseases are peculiar to their people, I am yet to see someone from Hollywood participate in malaria or Typhoid fever walk. I know very few of the Nigerian stars are attached to some kind of charity or giving back to their community, like the Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme (OYEP) which supports widows and sends Orphans to school ,Stephanie Okereke who has been quietly doing great work with her campaign to educate and raise funds for surgery to treat Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) which are especially prevalent in Northern Nigeria.
correct me if am wrong, but i havent seen or heard miss Genny attached to any charitable organizations.........While i am not saying she did wrong by doing the challenge, all am saying is that Oyinbo people talk say "Charity Begins at home........Selah!
I understand perfectly what you are trying to say, but let's not forget that this "ice water bucket" thingy is just one of the many, many charities this woman alone is supporting and contributing to on a continuous basis not only in Nigeria but elsewhere also. Very reliable sources also told some of us that she's also doing so much under the name "anonymous donor". She's only one person, you know. Trust me, she's doing a lot for our people too on a continuous basis. Even our Lord Jesus Christ alone couldn't satisfy the whole world. They grabbed him and nailed him to the cross. See my point?

Personally, I would just show my appreciation for what she's doing for us all by just supporting her effort wherever possible. My 2 cents.....for what ever its worth.
 
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