What is the best way of giving back to the society that made you if not to create and run a foundation for their benefit?
Nollywood actress, Annie Idibia, has launched a foundation called Annie Idibia Care Foundation. A non-profit organization geared towards women and youth empowerment.
The wife of celebrity singer, Tuface shared her vision on her Instagram page on October 31, 2016. She wrote;
“Annie Idibia Care Foundation is a NOT FOR PROFIT organization founded and supervised by Mrs. Annie M. Idibia with a focus to share and exchange empowering intelligence, knowledge, ideas and provide support to African women and youths, through an engaging world-class vocational training concepts, funding educational bills and providing healthcare support.
“We are on a mission to honour and empower a better world through kindness, innovations, & to create initiatives that educates, informs and inspires women & youths across Africa.
“We are most willing to work with interested personalities, celebrities and other international Not For Profit Institutions to reach a world unheard.
“#love #lagos #akwaibom #letLive /////// This is one thing my heart has been yearning for !!Finally Lord!!!!!! Thank you lord blessingsOnBlessingz.”
Similarly, Nigeria’s male Barbie, Idris “Bobrisky” Okuneye Olanrewaju posted on his Snapchat about his plans to start-up a foundation called ‘Bobrisky Foundation.’
According to the cross dresser and cosmetic dealer, he wants to help the Nigerian government by doing this bit.
A couple of non-profit foundations have been established by other entertainers. We have the Koko Foundation, a charity organization by D’banj.
Also, Tonto Dikeh has a charity organization that caters to abused women, women with unwanted pregnancy (from rape/molestation) and motherless children.
Waje also has a non-profit organization called ‘Waje’s Safe House.’ It provides support to women and children across Africa.
Stephanie Okereke Linus started one, “Extended Hands Foundation” after she identified Vesico Vaginal Fistula, (VVF), a dangerous condition amongst women.
The likes of Omotola Ekeinde, Asa, Ini Edo, etc have also given back to the society via their non-profit foundation.