Even though Nigeria has been declared an Ebola-free country, the fight to stop the spread of Ebola continues in other neighboring African countries and a lot of Nigerian entertainers as well as young entrepreneurs are joining hands to #StopEbola.
With a global campaign aimed at getting 1 million young Africans to act against Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
The #StopEbola campaign will be led by The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) Young Person of the Year 2013, Ashish Thakkar and Africa’s leading creative icons – Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Paris-based Asa Elemide.
The #StopEbola campaign will get young Africans to support the World Health Organization by donating social media updates and a minimum of $25 between now and December 7 via the portal www.stopebola.com.
The funds go directly to the United Nations Ebola Response Fund.
Several people are involved with the campaign including Ojoma Ochai, Tu Face Idibia, Van Vicker, Joselyn Dumas, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Dayo Israel, Denrele, Dakore Akande, Juliet Ibrahim, Funke Akindele, Omoni Oboli, Ohimai Atafo, Joseph Benjamin, Ice Prince, MI Abaga, Omawumi, Waje, Lynxx, Yemi Adamolekun, Gbenga Sesan, Kunle Afolayan, Osas Ighodaro, Yegwa Ukpo and Kathleen Ndongmo.
To be part of the campaign, it takes just 3 easy steps:
1. Go to www.stopebola.com.
2. Click on the SHARE button and sign up to the Thunderclap campaign. Thunderclap helps ensure everyone will tweet the same #StopEbola message on November 29 at the same time.
3. Click on the DONATE button to donate directly to the UN’s Ebola Response Fund.
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