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Idris Elba, Whoopi Goldberg, Alicia Keys & More Celebrities Launch #CrushEbolaNow Campaign

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Crush Ebola NowA new Public Service Announcement addressing the Ebola outbreak has premiered on CNN.

The video is star-studded with on-screen cameos from movie star Idris Elba, former UK prime minister Tony Blair, supermodel Naomi Campbell, soul singer Alicia Keys, basketball icon Dikembe Mutombo and several others.

The campaign comes with the hashtag and catchphrase #CrushEbolaNow.

The video also features a number of West Africans who can be said to have had a firsthand encounter with the virus such as Liberian Nobel peace laureate Leymah Gbowee and Ebola survivors.

Actor Jeffrey Wright is the brains behind the campaign and producer of the spot and is there to candidly spell out the campaign’s aims with CNN’s Isha Sesay.

Watch the feature on CNN and the PSA below!

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12 Comments

  1. missy J

    October 15, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Campaigning now cause the Virus has hit US?? Well, what can we say? half a loaf is better than none. Thanks for the fight and goodluck!!

    • stacie

      October 15, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      I dont get it with Nigerians. You can never satisfy them. When the American celebrities campaigned #bringbackourgirls was it American girls it hit?

    • APK

      October 16, 2014 at 1:37 am

      Actually no, campaign has been on way before it got to US, during UN the general assembly week, Idris Elba was one of those who attended and gave a speech on Ebola Outbreak and need to raise awareness and funding to curb the disease.

  2. Suwa

    October 15, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Thank God for them…. our own fellow African celebrities could not think of this…in d heat of ebola in our country, they were doing ALS ice bucket challenge(not like it was a bad thing), but no originality, just following

    • missy J

      October 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Nahh some of our celebs have actually raised their voices concerning this Ebola issue. We were all here when BN featured Karen talking about Ebola and its preventive measures. Dencia did a video on ways to raise money in order to combat the Ebola virus but most people felt it was better to make fun of her effort. Waje is doing something ‘handfie’ guess its aimed at preventing the contraction of the virus. These are the few I can point out and am sure they are lots of our celeb doing same. So the fact say they no shoot movie no means say they care less.

  3. Oguma

    October 16, 2014 at 5:52 am

    I don’t get it…why is it all black celebrities? is it because ebola started in africa…like what the hell?

    • J. Kobe

      October 16, 2014 at 7:52 am

      So what celebrities should be helping African? White!

  4. XoXo

    October 16, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Can we stop this our entitlement mentality as if the whole world owes us a duty to do stuff for us? Let’s look inwards and help ourselves abeg and stop hanging all our problems on America.
    And yes they can campaign now cos it has hit their country because that is what normal people do. They stand up for their countries

  5. BARON

    October 16, 2014 at 11:16 am

    @stacie what’s your problem with Nigerians? Why the so much hatred, Nigerians have done absolutely nothing for this kind of battering from u or any other person stacie.

  6. khaleesi

    October 17, 2014 at 12:48 am

    our fake nigerian celebs will soon start their own **side eye**

  7. becca

    October 21, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    someone please tell me why we need to raise money for ebola in the us? what we need is the government to stop lying and protect us. the only thing i can think of raising money is for all the people in the country to have emergency supplies in their homes for when this outbreak reaches every one. wake up america yall are all talking and worrying about the bs that doesnt matter

  8. PurpleiciousBabe

    October 21, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Good stuff.
    It really helps make a difference.

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