Hollywood stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and David Oyelowo raises funds for vulnerable women and children in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, both actors are set to headline GEANCO’s annual Hollywood fundraising gala next month.
GEANCO, is a Los Angeles-based NGO that seeks to save and transform lives in Africa.
Speaking about Oyelowo and Ejiofor’s involvement, GEANCO’S co-founder, Afam Onyema said:
“David and Chiwetel are passionate supporters who are deeply involved with our work in Nigeria.
I’m honored to have them headline this important event.”
The actors will engage in a keynote conversation about philanthropy in Africa, and will be joined by Ejiofor’s Doctor Strange co-star, Benedict Cumberbatch, who is the honorary gala chair; as well as special guests, Sam Adegoke (Dynasty), Dayo Okeniyi (Hunger Games) and Jidenna.
Proceeds from the event will be used to financially support GEANCO’s medical missions, which provide free joint replacements and minimally invasive surgeries to less-privileged Nigerians.
It will also support the foundation’s David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship For Girls
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