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Karen Igho, Denrele Edun, Laide Bakare, Osita Iheme, Nikki Laoye & More give support to Lamboginny’s “Freedom For Helpless Inmates” Outreach at Ikoyi Prisons



Laide Bakare, Jafextra, Deji Bakare, Adams, Denrele Edun, Karen Igho, Flowssickk, Lamboginny, Nikki Laoye & Dede Mabiaku with freed inmates

Celebrities including Laide Bakare, Jafextra, Denrele Edun, Karen Igho, Flowssickk, Nikki Laoye, Osita Iheme, Dede Mabiaku and more gathered together with hip-hop artiste, Lamboginny on the 23rd of March, 2012 at the Ikoyi Prison in Lagos for the “Freedom For Helpless Inmates” programme.

Yinka Lawanson “Lamboginny” gave music a different meaning on the 15th of October 2009 when he started the “Lamboginny Say No To Crime Concert” in different prisons in Nigeria, which over 40 top Nigerian celebs have joined him in five different concerts. The Dancehall Recording Artiste was made an Honourary Nigerian Prison Officer by the former C.G of prisons Mr Olushola Ogundipe (OFR,mni) as he constantly fights to re-orientate youths on the pains of crime and help with the re-instatement of freed inmates, back into the society. With his never dying passion to help inmates. “Lamboginny” came back again with this initiative “Freedom For Helpless Inmates” to help ex-convicts find their way into the society and also educate the general society on forgiveness and acceptance. The first edition of this great initiative took place at Ikoyi Prisons, Lagos where 32 helpless inmates with minor cases, from different prisons in Lagos state got freedom.

Well done Lamboginny and other celebrities that supported him for this wonderful intiative.

More pictures from the event:

Karen Igho (BBA Amplified Winner) speaks to the inmates

Laide Bakare & Lamboginny

Osita Iheme & Lamboginny


Lamboginny, Dede Mabiaku & Jafextra

Denrele Edun

Some freed inmates with Lamboginny

Jafextra & Ilami P. Akio


Lamboginny performing for the inmates

Lamboginny hugs an inmateHelen Adeleye (NTA)

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at



    April 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    This is great!Creating awareness…and I just love Karen and Denrele as friends, so cute. But Osita, please lose weight. You are too small to be carrying around any weight. I’m sure even 5lbs would make a HUGE difference, abeg.

  2. christy

    April 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Osita,abeg no kill me

  3. cool cat

    April 14, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I’d neva heard of lamboghinny until this and its one of the most noble causes I’ve seen from any celeb. Its artistes like this who should get national honours conferred on them, not the likes of …

    What Karen Igho lacks in beauty, she sure does make up for in heart. She’s such a pure soul and may God continue to bless her.

    On a lighter note, osita iheme. Not only are you wearing all balck under Lagos scorching sun, you decide to throw on an undersize shiny jacket. Ever heard of “self-combustion”?

    Worthy cause, should be encouraged at all levels. What govt cannot do, we must do for ourselves.

  4. Janded

    April 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    A good cause

  5. kimbim

    April 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    lurv this. it’s so obvious karen and denrele re close pals.

  6. jennietobbie

    April 15, 2012 at 12:10 am


  7. joy

    April 15, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Wow! Dis is lovely.

  8. adefade

    April 15, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Awesome God bless the movement

  9. modupe

    April 15, 2012 at 10:21 am

    last pic is Tillaman…. why isn’t he tagged. he’s so underrated. he’s a genius… listen to his song called ‘TRYING’ on youtube. he’s amazing.

    its lovely raising awareness in naija o

  10. Tosin

    April 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

    First pic, guy front and center looks like St. DaGrin.
    Love Denrele forever, great outfit.
    Want that Lambo guy’s haircut. I finally got the courage to do a slight mohawky angle, time to go all the way?

  11. mekhi phifa

    April 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Ds Karen gal is at it again ds time bringing laughter in a prison yard, gal dts VERY good of u.
    I wish more ideas God will continue 2 bless u

  12. iamfascinating

    April 15, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Good initiative. God bless you all!
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  13. show some love

    April 16, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Weldone Lamboghinny. God bess you and may you fulfil your purpose in JESUS Mighty Namew Amen

  14. Nora

    April 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Gud work there: weldone y’all dis is wot we’re 2alkin abt, makin an impact not jus shinnin 4urslf, they’v returnd bac 2d society,,nize 1

  15. diamond

    April 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    a very worthy and different cause. Some of these inmates have totally lost hope of life. May this cause never fade.

  16. Boo

    April 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I think the ladies should have given up trying to look cute, and dressed less enticing…..before you pple eat me raw, remember these are male prisoners who have been incarcerated for Lord knows how long. No point tempting them….

    Regular jeans and tshirt might have been more appropriate than fitted dresses, see through tops and skirts

  17. Oly

    April 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    This is nice, Karen u r a darling, 4get the nasty comments cos u r a nice person. U guys really tried in making their day. God will bless all of you.

  18. Turn turn turner

    April 17, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    @Boo I know what you mean but leave that thing. Whether it’s a skimpy dress, jeans with a T or aladura white garment AND whether they’re prison inmates or Ivy league educated executives, sex and the possiblity of sex are ALWAYS on a man’s mind.


  19. Dammy

    April 19, 2012 at 2:35 am


  20. lady lillian

    April 20, 2012 at 2:48 am

    never heard of this lamboginny guy,he is really good . God bless him,pple should really be aware of what goes on in our prisons today and am happy some privileged ppl are taking good steps. giving back the freedoom of some inmates is also nice, u wouldnt believe how many pple are in prison 4 minimal offences such as stealing of a 4,000 naira fone. thank God 4such awareness,i hope to be in a position to give back 2my motherland.

  21. flora

    September 25, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Osita let’s get married

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