On Sunday, November 10th, The Cuppy Foundation hosted its inaugural Gold Gala at the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The special dinner was organized to support and applaud the transformative programs and works achieved by the “Save the Children” organization in Nigeria.
Prominent dignitaries and celebrities such as; The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (GCON), Former senate president, Bukola Saraki, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, The CEO of ‘Save the Children UK”, Kevin Watkins, Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Paulen Tallen and more; all united for a good cause.
Femi Otedola, Dj Cuppy’s Father, generously donated a huge sum of 5 billion naira to the children of Borno, Adamawa, and Katsina through ‘Save the Children‘ organization. The owner of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote also donated a whopping sum of 100 million naira.
Founder, Cuppy Otedola said “I founded this Cuppy Foundation as a way of giving back to children. As many of you know, I’m very passionate about what I do. And, through this foundation, I have contributed to many Nigerians; those with disabilities, visiting places around the country. Ever since that visit, my determination to save Nigerian children has grown. I have committed my time, my strength and my passion for this Gold Gala to help Nigerian children.”
“There is a proverb that says if you want to move a mountain tomorrow, start by picking up the small stones today. Tonight is about picking up the small stones, through a donation and an investment in what Cuppy and Save the Children are trying to achieve together. Through this donation, we can save lives, we can put children in schools, we can ensure children don’t go to bed hungry.” – CEO of Save the Children UK, Kevin Watkins.
The gala opened with a beautiful performance from Cuppy and later eased into various segments such as an auction packed with Anthony Joshua’s boxing glove, King Sunny Ade’s Keyboard, other unique items and a private dinner with special performances.
Furthermore, the gala provided beneficiaries with an opportunity to share their amazing stories and the impact of the foundation in their lives through a documentary screening.
The evening ended with Cuppy’s birthday party celebration, it was indeed a day filled with joy and happiness.
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