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“I Feel So Honoured”! Funke Akindele appointed as a Polio Ambassador



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Funke Akindele gets a new gig.

The Nollywood star joins the growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary’s “This Close” public awareness campaign for polio eradication.

Her rep exclusively confirms to that she will help Rotary achieve its goal of a polio-free world in a new public awareness campaign.

In the “This Close” campaign, she will raise her thumb and fore finger in the ad tagline “We’re this close to ending polio”.

“I feel so honored to be part of a charitable cause like this. I accepted this appointment because polio kills or paralyzes children and Rotary is committed to ending this terrible disease worldwide.” the Jenifa star said in statement. “I also learned that the world has never been so close to eradication of polio since the mid 80’s thanks to the vigorous efforts of Rotary International and its partners.” she finished.

She will be unveiled to the media on Tuesday 24th October 2013 as part of the activities lined up to mark the world polio day.

With her appiontment, Funke joins Bill Gates, Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, action movie star Jackie Chan and Pop star PSY.

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For the brief meeting on her new assignment, Funke rocked a red lace mini dress.

Credit: NECEE Entertainment (Funke’s Talent/PR Management)


  1. BN at work

    September 13, 2013 at 11:42 am

    congratulations Funke, keep shining. not hating , but you need to watch the weight dear.

    • Idak

      September 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      dem use weight issues swear for una?
      every thing must be reduced to ‘watch the weight’.
      Make una no drive insecure ladies to suicide o!

    • Busarni

      September 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      @idak; sorry to ask . Do you have a job? cos i wonda how you make out time and comment on every topic. Odikwa some how, sha

    • Idak

      September 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      @Busarni Make i send you my CV,so you fit help me.
      Na school cert I get o!
      Meanwhile you dey read every post dey see my comments. You see your life?

    • honey

      September 13, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      ah @Busarni, you case resemble the one wey person they ask another man why e de look am, na im the man come vex ask am say, “how you take see me”

      na so so look two of them dey look.

  2. Hurperyermie

    September 13, 2013 at 11:45 am

    congrats darling am so happy for u

  3. Alero

    September 13, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Keep thriving , Funke!

  4. princess

    September 13, 2013 at 11:51 am

    As usual Nigerians are more interested in the celebrity than the cause..I am sure less than 50 percent of us actually understand what polio eradication is all about…smh

    • honey

      September 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      I have honestly asked myself if it is ’cause’ and cost effective to use celebrities as ambassadors for real causes.
      take away the popularity. . among their busy life schedule, do these celebrities really get stuck in and champion these causes or is it just a mere joining of the ambassador/endorsement fad going on?

      intelligent objecive comments will be welcome. we are all learning

  5. dem

    September 13, 2013 at 11:53 am

    is Funke pregnant? well it is good news but to the right guy this time . if not Jenifffeeeeer, watch your weight o

  6. Linda

    September 13, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Funks u for wear spanx nah. Anyway congrats!

  7. Gina

    September 13, 2013 at 11:55 am

    congrats Funke. watch the weight really.

  8. ij

    September 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    ok then, all road should lead to the north , because they are the ones holding us back with this polio issue

    • Idak

      September 13, 2013 at 12:55 pm


    • Busarni

      September 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      @idak; sorry to ask . Do you have a job? cos i wonda how you make out time and comment on every topic. Odikwa some how, sha

    • jcsgrl

      September 13, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Busarni how e take pain you? whether Idak get job or not how much time do you have on your hand to be reading comments? You get job?

  9. koks

    September 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Congrats dear. eemmmm get to a gym soon. I know you had been going through a rough time but please take it out on the gym equipment.n Love you that is I am mentioning it

  10. barrista

    September 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    @idak what’s the difference btw you and @Bn at work after reading your post on ANNIE IDIBIA?????#u are a confused human being

  11. tito

    September 13, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    pls funke akindele the gym is looking for u.come on!!

  12. Tunmi

    September 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Good for her

  13. fiesty chic

    September 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    all those advocating gym, how many of you go there? @idak always look forward to your comments. hope we will meet one day cos we get the same mind

  14. Gracious

    September 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    some people just wake up everyday waka come find trouble and quarrel for bellanaija LOL

  15. Oskirin

    October 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    ok nw.i will c ur mummy…as 4 polio,we can eradicate it completely if we do d right tin

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