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And the stars join the good cause.

BN has kept you updated on the #ALSIceBucketChallenge which helps to raise money for Lou Gehrig’s Disease research.

From Dencia to Don Jazzy, it is getting hotter.

Check out the other stars who have joined the campaign.

Genevieve Nnaji

Peter Okoye

Iyanya

Fade Ogunro

Davido

Ice Prince

Emmanuel Adebayor

Korede Bello

Usher

Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez

George W. Bush

Vin Diesel

Tom Cruise

Katy Perry

David Beckham

106 Comments

  1. Aibee

    August 20, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Mbok BN, asking for a friend, are all these people just pouring ice on themselves or are they actually contributing funds to the Reseach/Cure for the disease?

  2. nene

    August 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    bandwagon culture

    • Bella

      August 21, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      I am just stunned at this nonsense!

  3. rita

    August 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    lmfaooooo genny baby!!! see nomnation sha… dangote of all people. the okoye brothers. aspart thats her group of friend lmfaoo i just cant

    • nene

      August 20, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      genevieve no dey fear. dangote of all people. hmmn.

    • fred

      August 20, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      is dangote not human ?bill gate , george bush junior , mark zukkerberg etc have all accept the challenge , why not dangote ?

    • ada

      August 21, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      hahahahahahahahahahahahaha you typed my thought here aswear!

  4. nene

    August 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    bandwagon culture. i only watched genevieve’s video.

    • ada

      August 21, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      my dear ooo Imagine genevieve..lmao. Nigerians sef we r creatn awareness abt ALS when we have ebola here killing us in Nigeria

  5. cynthia

    August 20, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    copy copy go kill us…omg…I hope they understand what its all about

    • ezin1

      August 22, 2014 at 1:40 am

      as in

  6. Nneka

    August 20, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Oh Lord! Naija no dey carry last . Lol

  7. nene

    August 20, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    would like to see someone in russia or canada try this. hypothermia!

    • Cynthia

      August 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      People in Canada have done it

  8. troublemaker

    August 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    serious bandwagon culture lol smh nigerians and the act of feeling among

    • troublemaker

      August 20, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      constant need for us to always feel among baffles me just donate the money, why cant this our stars create a challenge for ebola awareness???

    • Honeybooboo

      August 20, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you!!! Like we don’t have worse problems in Nigeria. They can’t all come together to fight malaria, typhoid, etc., but they will involve themselves in campaigning for a rare disease in which all the contributions are awarded to Americans. Smdh.

    • NaijaPikin

      August 20, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Create Ebola challenge abi….who will the money go to? what organization will manage the funds.? who will conduct research? how do we ensure the funds wont be looted.

      Its not that easy oh. Before you talk about challenges, we should set up credible organizations fit to manage the responsibility that comes along with managing something this big

  9. Shadie

    August 20, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Msheeeew yeye people don’t we have our own cause to fight? Like doing something similar to raise money for the Chibok girls Parents and also keep up the fight and campaign for their release. To whom much is given much more is expected. Ghetto celebs tryna belong.

  10. Teebabes

    August 20, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Abeg you guys we went to school, so we know it’s to find a cure for ALS, which Nigerians also have, u can create awareness for genevieve pink ball foundation too, there’s nothing bandwagon about cancer and diseases!

  11. Tuu

    August 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Omo d tin don enter play… Lol, Whatever sha.

  12. Nneka

    August 20, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Genevieve , Davido, Iyanya and all these other silly Nigerians/Africans (esp those living in Africa) doing the #ALS #IceBucketChallenge . #CopyCats! #Ebola is RAVAGING your country and you are jumping on the oprah copycat bandwagon, raising awareness of sth u know nothing about. While your homeland is being terrorized by a deadly disease killing thousands!!! #smh

  13. Cancel Reply

    August 20, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Why is Fade mentioning Pink Ball? Isnt that for breast cancer? I thought whatever raised would go to a Lou Gherig cause-no? That’s what happens when people follow a cause blindly.

    • Teebabes

      August 20, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      She’s making you aware of the cusses that exist in nig, you can create awareness anyhow you want, as long as you donate to the cause, how’s that following blindly? When these celebrities including Michelle Obama were carrying placards for #bringbackourgirls, didn’t they have their own causes to contend with in their country? Diseases are global, human life is what’s important!

    • Fols

      August 20, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Very smart answer.

    • Person pikin

      August 20, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      excuse you?! This ice bucket challenge is to raise awareness for ALS!….. she is obviously following the band wagon, and following it blindly at that.

  14. Kina

    August 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    They could have done the same challenge for maybe, Ebola , sickle cell anaemia, HIV, malaria this is the 21st century we still haven’t found a cure but whatever as long as we find a cure for this thingydisease all is well. Well done genny and co.

    • troublemaker

      August 21, 2014 at 3:28 am

      God bless you!!! charity begins at home! lets face our problems like yvonne nelson said today!

  15. peter

    August 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    It’s funny these people Calls this #ALS #IceBucketChallenge..Please take a seat!!! who doesn’t take cold shower in Africa? Look at Genevieve freaking out when there are no ice in her Bucket. Nigerians are full of CopyCats.

  16. Teebabes

    August 20, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I meant causes*

  17. JUST ME

    August 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    The hardest part of trying to steal a sheep is stopping the rest of them from following wetin concern Nigerian celebrity with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? how about EBOLA ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE?. chai!

    • ess

      August 20, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      No be only ebola ice water challenge… y not ebola hot water challenge smh

  18. el patron

    August 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Shout out to president Bush for the awareness, tom cruise killed it! And vin diesel nominating Vladimir Putin! Hilarious!
    And Nepa/phcn wouldn’t let our freeze produce ice so pardon our celebs. And its not about talkie talkie and follow follow they need to donate and support the cause..be safe.

    • uyop

      August 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      hahahahahahahaha! no ice blocks! I was just about to say. no ice blocks dey inside those naija celebs buckets. better continue to raise awareness about the chibok girls and ebola you these naija bandwagon celebs. mschewww!

  19. tola

    August 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    wait wat happens to peoples sense when they comment online thou ?.. u say its bandwagon , the disease is peculiar only to USA. but how quickly have we all forgotten that these are the same stars who raised awareness for us when the girl was missing initially . please before you comment think well please

  20. so diva

    August 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    smh, the height of stupidity. Bandwagon mentality to say the least. With all the diseases and mishaps going on in this country they decided to join the challenge for ALS. How many Nigerians have it? Have you ever seen American stars doing a challenge for tuberculosis, malaria (maybe just Bill Gates) or ebola. smh, cheap popularity stunt, Genevieve shame on you! I am not surprised the famous attention seeker Peter Okoye did this but you?? like seriously??!!

    • Queen's rep

      August 22, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Same here! I believed more in Genevieve but after seeing this, honestly where I placed her has dropped by a lot of notch! I thought she knew better than stoop too low for a 5 mins cheap stunt. She of all people is the person you would expect to spear head spreading awareness and videographic awareness for Ebola ravaging her country!

      Indeed after seeing this I now believe even more that watching a person only from movies never let us know the real person on the inside!

  21. Tt

    August 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    There is no ice in their buckets n couldn’t hear they will donate

  22. sunshine

    August 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Funny how we didn’t call the International celebs that supported #bringbackourgirls ‘copy copy’ or ‘follow follow’ even when some of them were clearly using it to increase their brand value and also did not contribute a dime to the fight against Boko Haram. Now that it’s your own celebs who are trying to support a good cause, we focus on running them down and miss the important fact that some Nigerians are actually battling this disease also… if you have nothing to add to the fight against ALS why not just keep it quiet and allow others who do to speak? Bless.

    • dre

      August 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      you are really delusional,what rubbish,why can’t they create awareness for Ebola that is far severe than the ALS disease,with your comment,i believe you will be a slave to the whites till you die….

  23. Ms. Sane

    August 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Troublemaker and others criticizing Nigerian stars for doing their part in raising awareness, I beg to differ. My father’s very good friend died 3 years ago in Nigeria from this same Lou Gehrig disease (aka ALS), and I know what his family went through particularly in the later stages of his illness. His body had lost all gross and fine motor (musculoskeletal) functionality at this point, he couldn’t talk, eat, poop and so on; it was truly heart breaking.

    Personally, I feel that not many people (Nigerians included) are aware about this disease, and this challenge at least spreads awareness which is good. So for me o, I no see am as copy copy. In fact, anything that RAISES AWARENESS for a good cause such as finding cure for diseases with no known cure like Ebola, Lupus, Asthma, Polio etc is a good cause, regardless of geographic origination of the cause.

    It doesn’t help that Pharmaceutical companies spend their R&D budget on finding cure for diseases affecting more people because as you and I know, they need to make profit. That is why campaigns such as this help raise funds for those obscure diseases, because those affected need a cure too. As Yoruba people say, eni ti o kan lo mo (Na pesin wey experience am know am).

    Just my two cents.

    Saya!

  24. i no send

    August 20, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I’m baffled…..at least this same dangote donated 150m to fight this outbreak this one is pouring water on her head for a disease that is alien to us…..pls use your star power like tonto to educate your large fan base on how to prevent spread of this horrible plague.remember that most of these celebs live in this same lagos o…smh

    • Iwill

      August 20, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      But when other people used their time and money to research serum to fight a disease alien to them, you start to beg without shame.
      By your rationale (of lack of), wetin concern oyibo concern malaria, TB, Ebola, typhoid? Yet they are the ones doing the Lion’s share of the work to curb all these. Oponu buruku.

    • I no send

      August 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      Na ur papa be oponu…have ur opinion and leave me with mine why insult me…if I face u ehn??

  25. onye

    August 20, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    My dear nigerian “celebs” why must you always want to feel among? What percentage of nigerians/Africans are diagnosed with ALS compared to the more prevalent diseases like malaria,TB, HIV or hypertension (to mention a few). How many of you even know what Lou Gehrig’s disease is? I shudder to think of your many half baked responses… How many of you intend to make a donation? Or is it just about the fad of pouring the ice? And if you are donating, how many of you have supported a cause that will help people in nigeria?
    Not hating, but the fact is , the sooner we Nigerians look within and channel all the energy and resources we use to want to be like americans towards helping ourselves, the better it will be.

  26. anonymous

    August 20, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    BN please reiterate that it is ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE not WATERBUCKETCHALLENGE they should pour bucket if ice on themselves like their foreign counterparts not water.

  27. Olu

    August 20, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    We are already aware of the killer diseases around us and have found no way to cope with them so what’s the point in creating this awareness. Like here’s another disease we found can finish you guys off. Malaria is real, Aids HIV real. These disease kill more Nigerians , Africans than this disease. How about setting up a charity for more research into these real killers of african children.. And while I am at it I might as well rant about the disgraceful waste of clean water when some Nigerians , Africans still don’t have access to clean affordable water. Charity begins at home Joor. Saving lives is serious buisness not a trend or a fashion statement. Nigerians need to stop this brainless copying and get clued up.

    • Bella

      August 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      You took the feelings and words right out of my mouth joor!

  28. pretca

    August 20, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    oh my! thank you @Aibee, u picked the words straight from my mouth. I also hope all these our naija celebrities actually know what the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is all about, not just using the opportunities to show off their chiseled/tattooed abs.
    And yeah the ebola challenge will be a good idea! we should think about this………but we are used to following the crowd, rather than coming up with ideas of our own …smh

  29. nikita

    August 20, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201672695258217.. The ice bucket challenge

  30. Maxine

    August 20, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Seems like fun!!!!!! Hey live a lil, sure wai not

  31. Logical

    August 20, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Some people comment like they are not educated. Because it isn’t at your door step yet doesn’t mean u shouldn’t create awareness. Before you backlash maybe think of the effort people are making to save lives out there. how about you start your own bandwagon for these diseases u claim are more pressing?I mean celebrities are only just people like you.

    • Commonsensical

      August 21, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Yeah but nobody knows u . Hence it’s logical for people to expect their celebrities to raise awareness for worthy relevant issues. I don’t see ALS as a pressing issue in Nigeria or Africa I have done my research; our people will sooner die of, kidney failure, malaria, HIV, poverty and ignorance before ALS.

  32. Madam d madam

    August 20, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    OMG! I cannot believe the nonsense selfish comments I am reading on here! How dare u ppl call Naija celebs copy cats for raising awareness about a disease that is killing fellow “human being” how dare you. Oyibo celebs have been supporting our African charities, doing Aids awareness concerts, I def remember david beckhams massive Campagin about mosquito nets for underprivileged African Children. Oyibo ppl do all sorts of things to bring awareness to our illnesses and now our celebs are playing their part and also helping “their disease” and u have d nerve to say band wagon and copy copy! Like r u freaking kidding me.

    Nigerians mehnnnn we need to end this selfish woe is us attitude, and be nice to alllll humanity not just us for goodness sake! Geeez man! Tufiakwa

    • Olu

      August 21, 2014 at 3:18 am

      The question to ask is are our stars doing this challenge to follow a fad or because they actually want to raise awareness. The challenge is to DONATE MONEY TO THE CAUSE OR HAVE WATER DUMPED ON YOU. Some people have donated money and had water dumped on them for the fun of it. Artist like Charlie sheen dumped the amount of money he was going to donate on himself. Also the ice bucket challenge is used to create awareness for ANY RELEVANT CAUSE. It doesn’t actually have to be ALS, which apparently is rare and common in white middle aged men. I say hijack the ice bucket and use it to creat awareness for EBOLA. THESE OYIBO WILL BE SO HAPPY TO SEE US BEING PROACTIVE TRYING TO HALT THE SPREAD OF THIS HIGHLY INFECTIOUS DEADLY DISEASE. BIG UP TO TONTO D. FOR HAVING THE RIGHT IDEA NOW ALL SHE NEEDS TO DO IS COME FULL CIRCLE AND HIJACK THE ICE-BUCKET FOR A TRULY RELEVANT CAUSE AND PUT THESE COPY CATS TO SHAME. #SAVE THE WORLD FROM EBOLA#

  33. Viviana

    August 21, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Lmaooooo Nigerian celebs have missed the plot. They’re also supposed to donate money to the cause….tools

  34. Viviana

    August 21, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Give me Tom Cruise, usher, Vin Diesel any day. Hot damn

  35. Viviana

    August 21, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Nigerian celebrities you for do Milo challenge nahh

  36. Viviana

    August 21, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Nigerian celebs…do Ebola challenge naa. Do you even know what ALS is?

  37. KingsQueen

    August 21, 2014 at 2:05 am

    so i’m guessing nepa struck and the ice didn’t form, cos that was all water in our ‘celebs’ buckets… i mean if your gon jump the bandwagon, you should go all the way!!!

  38. Omolara

    August 21, 2014 at 2:24 am

    ALS is not just an ‘Americana’ disease. Clearly, Ebola didn’t just affect us (as Africans) but other people as well. The point is to raise awareness, not to copy. I only hope that those people that have participated in the challenge (celebrity or not) made a point to at least look it up on Wikipedia or Google it.

    Sometimes, I worry about people who comment and forget to THINK & PROCESS their thoughts before they type something really ignorant…if you’re going to attempt to make a point/argument, please make it an educated one.

  39. O~Intuition!

    August 21, 2014 at 3:45 am

    #IceBucketChallengeForMoreResearchInEbolaVirusVaccines

  40. Me

    August 21, 2014 at 6:19 am

    For sure the Nigerians are not donating! mischewww …follow follow …

  41. you know

    August 21, 2014 at 7:47 am

    copy cats. why not raise awareness for ebola instead. Dumb attention seeking celebrities! mscheeeeeeeeew!

  42. trina

    August 21, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Uggh all this our razz so called celebrities its ice bucket not bucket of water since your copying why not copy well. I’m ashamed of you Genevieve for joining this bandwagon of foolishness. I’m sure none of you are even going to donate so pls rest. What are you doing to help with the Ebola outbreak. To whom much is given, much is expected. Dangote that gave 150 million to fight Ebola does he have 2 heads.

  43. Quirky

    August 21, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Why isn’t anyone talking about the fact that Justin Bieber Used Pots Instead of Bucket like a lil B**ch that he is…. looooooooolllllll

  44. Fume

    August 21, 2014 at 8:54 am

    isn’t it better to nominate someone who can actually drop millions for the cause? than just pour ice on themselves? So am okay with her nominating Dangote if possible GEJ sef.

  45. sil

    August 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Do these African Celebs understand all this and how and who nominated them on the challenge or they just decided to join in for the sake of it?*shaking my head*

  46. Laura

    August 21, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I am all for raising awareness . But why help to blow out the small match stick fire in your rich neighbours bathtub, while your poor shanty stick house roof is on fire. I say put out the fire in your stick house before it spreads to your neighbours rich one. Ice bucket challenge for Ebola. Funds are needed for a mass information campaign, sanitary equipment, better medical facilities to treat the sick, also the living victims of the disease like orphans. I nominate all the other artist who are not on this silly bandwagon . Ebola is just as worthy a course for getting your six pack out, wetting your 100.5% human hair and staying relevant . ALS sounds like a terrible disease but to be honest our cousins in the west have got that situation in check. Now let’s copy the west and do our bit to save the world. From Ebola .They already look at us cross eyed when you even cough on an international flight.

    • tunmi

      August 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Where is the campaign to support the medical professionals who need assistance in treating Ebola? How about awareness on hepatitis B, that one can be treated with a vaccination immediately after a child’s birth. Campaign for things that are relevant to us and that are prevalent in our society.

  47. Charming

    August 21, 2014 at 9:58 am

    it is ICE Bucket CHALLENGE not just Water Challenge,there most be ice in that water,just like that of usher’s all I see is people pouring water on themselves,for all we know,it may be boiled water.

  48. didi

    August 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

    all this our Nigeria celebrity that loves only trends u all should better donate, its not just a playful even ALS is a serious disease not when others abroad do una go follow without being fully part of it.

  49. Me Myself and I

    August 21, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Simply ask them what Lou Gehrig’s dx is . It’s irritating the way this celebrities follow a bandwagon culture without being assertive.

  50. ego

    August 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

    The sad thing is, people are doing the ice bucket thing and forgetting to donate to ALS foundation. That was the intention of the whole thing in the first place.

    • Bella

      August 21, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      are they all donating as fast as they are posting their drenched bodies on IG?

  51. ego

    August 21, 2014 at 10:51 am

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Bucket_Challenge

  52. Omo1

    August 21, 2014 at 11:17 am

    From what I see, I think most of our naija celebrities were nominated by some other international celebrities. If that is this case, then no qualms

  53. Nago

    August 21, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Dear Nigerians, why are we absolute critics of any and everything. Nothing is ever done right. These celebs decided to act like other international celebs and do an awareness and they are being criticised. Had it been none of them. All ye talking about malaria, typhoid, HIV etc should remember that these oyibo people that it’s not affecting as much as it affects us are the biggest donors to the cause. This ALS is also being brought to awareness of all and sundry so that we can stop this prayer-fire-and-destroy-our-enemies when we have anyone who develop similar symptoms and seek proper solution

    • 50cents

      August 22, 2014 at 6:40 am

      I think the oyinbo are willing us to take care of the Ebola buisness before it comes and licks their eyeballs. They don’t want your input into ALS. They can take care of that minor buisness. They just want us to focus on our own ticking Nuclear time bomb. The reason the oyigbo contribute in our matter is because they No we cannot handle our own affairs. They are not necessarily doing it out of the kindness of their hearts. It’s a case of let us help you put out your fire before it crosses over to our farm. To be frank I believe they are sick and tired of always having to sort out Africa’s problems. And there we go again creating awareness of our hard wired ineptitude. I wish we would just snap out of this monkey mentality.

  54. Tiny T

    August 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I am just very confused. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has received over 22 million donations to date. However, we are still struggling to find the financial capital and resources to combat the Ebola outbreak killing over 1200 West Africans in such a short period of time. However, I can see many of us Africans participating in this Ice Bucket Challenge and urging us to donate money to ALS while we stay quiet on efforts to come together as a community and focus on diseases that are directly affecting our continent? But I am sure people are very quick to join in on any social media trends and put #noebola OR #bringbackourgirls #fightforebola and feel positively satisfied with that contribution??? I am VERY confused!

  55. asgrl

    August 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    okay but are they donating or Nah……..

  56. vashti

    August 21, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Not directed at any specific individual, but why is it difficult for Nigerians or even most Africans to use their brains, talents and skills for causes that will benefit its own people. How many of your siblings, friends, colleagues and loved ones have ALS? Has research shown that a % of Nigerians have ALS? Nigerian artists and entertainers please and please start a campaign/cause that will raise money for Ebola research, Malaria and typhoid vaccines, Sickle Cell research, campaign for the right to access to water and electricity, security. If you don’t know how to start such campaigns or advocacy movements, engage the knowledge and skills of people with these expertise and work with private sector organisations. If you have the money in excess give scholarships or research fellowships to people who can use their brain to figure the problem and fix it. God gave you what you have use it wisely.

  57. NNENNE

    August 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Lovely.
    What are we doing for Ebola?

  58. misstee

    August 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    What our naija celebs are doing right now is the right thing at the wrong time. i understand they are raising awareness but there is ebola to tackle which can be contacted easily, why dont we channel our creativity by raising awareness for Ebola . However, i understand the US celebs put up placards of “bringbackourgirls” but remember it was then it dawn on naija celebs to start doing same. must we always copy the westeners?

  59. Stella Kashmoney

    August 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Ebola is killing Nigerians and they have time for ice bucket challenge. Hmmm

  60. Bella

    August 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    ..and just in case dis so called celebs didn’t know. NEWSFLASH
    “Corey Griffin, a philanthropist who was instrumental in making the ALS ice bucket challenge fund-raising drive go viral, has died after drowning in a diving accident off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The 27-year-old’s life was cut tragically short on Saturday (16 August) when he dove off a wharf that serves as a popular diving perch for locals, resurfacing once before disappearing back under the water and drowning”.

  61. katie

    August 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Naija can do copy cat things ooo. How would dey put oyibo matter ontop their head. #WhoSendUna #FightEbolaNotIceBucketChallenge #yimu

  62. sum1special

    August 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Copycats…how does this challenge concern them now?

  63. ada

    August 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I dont knw why Africans never reason.. this AlS, all of a sudden has become more popular than EBOLA which is deadlier… These 9ja celebrities cant they ever be innovative must they copy oyibo? do something for ebola research instead, this ALS has been overrated!!

  64. blessed

    August 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    There’s sickle cell, malaria and quite recently Ebola oo, how many of these follow follow celeb have helped to bring awareness to those, mchewww. I too must belong, please gan siddown and think about that, nonsense.

  65. makas

    August 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Genevieve, Davido, Psquare and Co. I challenge u to the #EVD HotSaltWater Challenge. And please do donate and not just post the video. This ALS no concern us at all.
    U have 24hrs.

    #Bringbackourgirls.

  66. vashti

    August 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Culled from Business Day Online: An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world’s worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with the British government and the Wellcome Trust medical charity pledging a combined 6.5 million pounds ($10.8 million).

    Expert teams from around the world are being invited to submit research proposals by Sept. 8 for initiatives that can rapidly investigate new approaches to treating, preventing and containing the disease.

    “The gravity of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa demands an urgent response, and we believe rapid research into humanitarian interventions and therapeutics can have an impact on treatment and containment during the present outbreak,” Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome’s director, said in a statement.

    Wellcome, the world’s second highest-spending charitable foundation, also announced a long-term investment in African science worth 40 million pounds on Thursday.

    There are no proven treatments or vaccines for Ebola but the World Health Organisation has backed the use of untested products and is hoping for improved supplies of experimental drugs by the end of the year.

    British scientists said earlier that up to 30,000 people would have so far needed such treatments or vaccines in the current outbreak, which has killed more than 1,300 people.

    – Reuters

    Celebrities please donate your time, efforts and money to such credible research foundations

  67. Solo

    August 21, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Out of a 100,000 people between 1-4 are expected to develop ALS each year. This figure is a representative of the white population, and the rates are said to be lower in non white population. Meanwhile there is a guaranteed minimum of 150,000 people who will be born with sickle cell every year in Nigeria alone, over 50% of whom would not make it past age 5 . Ebola needs to be eradicated in west Africa bearing in mind it is more deadly than HIV. Just think about it for a second and think which of these diseases Nigerians should be creating awareness for and raising funds for by pouring icy water on themselves.

    • Khaleesi

      August 22, 2014 at 12:47 am

      not to mention malaria

      Nigerian celebs and their misplaced priorities

  68. ezin1

    August 22, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Nigerians are such wanna bes . How about you raise awareness for a local cause? What has ALS got to do with nigeria?

  69. Jhennique

    August 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    ALL OF YOU ARE JUST SAD PEOPLE!!!!! CANT YOU ALL JUST RELAX AND HAVE SOME FUN IN THIS HARD TIMES??? SO WHAT ID NAIJA CELEBS JOIN IN. DAMN! JUST LOOK AT ALL THE CRITICIZING ON THIS PAGE? MEHN I CANT DEAL. BYE Y’ALL

  70. Co-exist

    August 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    No ice in the Nigerian “celebs” water?!? They were probably pouring warm water too that has been sitting in the sun. They should be raising awareness for basic necessities like electricity!!

  71. benito

    August 22, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Nigerians always jumping on some BS. Why not raise a cause of your own. Do they even know the cause behind the ice bucket challenge. Whatever happened to the #Bringourgirlsback which was also started by foreign nations I guess that is now a lost cause. Dumba$$ ignorant buch of groupies. aka NIGERIANS

  72. NAms

    August 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    rubishhhhhhhhhhhhhh ani make ona donate moneyyyyyyyyyy all this wastage im not feeling it raaraa

  73. i no send

    August 23, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    on a more sober note i take back all angry rants

  74. Laura

    August 24, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Why must we always tag along in this country.why ALS, why ice bucket challenge, can we never ever create our own things in this country for crying out loud. Must we always follow the west. We hv lots of disease peculiar to WA.

  75. anonymous

    August 24, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    when will nigerians learn to mind their business if the refuse to fight ebola so fucking what abeg let the money be given to those who know what they are doing allow our celebrities abeg e don do wetin.

  76. Vivian

    August 25, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Cynthia, the thing tire me oo. Must we follow oyibo peeps? am sure we have a lot of ailments to raise awareness for in naija

  77. Vivian

    August 25, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Its not just water challenge but ice bucket challenge. All i see is water and no ice

  78. Uchay

    August 25, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Usher’s challenge was d best! These naija celebrities dnt have ice in their buckets and they keep running away.

  79. Kunbi

    August 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Even if they donate money someone will embezzle it .

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