Kate Henshaw, a veteran of Nollywood, and Ali Nuhu, a Kannywood superstar, have emerged as advocates of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Aituaje Iruobe, professionally known as Waje, and Cobhams Asuquo, a songwriter and producer, were also named UNICEF Champions.
Thursday, UNICEF announced this via X social media platform, adding that their passion and influence will bolster children’s rights.
"We are pleased to introduce our new UNICEF Champions: @K8Henshaw, @cobhamsasuquo, @OfficialWaje, and @alinufu. Undoubtedly, their fervor and influence will magnify children’s rights, ensuring that they are respected, protected, and fulfilled. Welcome aboard!!! #UNicefchampion #ForEveryChild, wrote UNICEF.
As ambassadors for the United Nations’ humanitarian aid organization, the roles of these celebrities include defending and protecting the maternal and health rights of children, among others.
In response to his new responsibilities, the Kannywood actor told Vanguard that he will be working closely with UNICEF to advocate for children’s rights to quality education and other essential amenities.
Nuhu stated, "My duty as a UNICEF Champion is to advocate for the rights of children to a good education, good healthcare, good water, and protection.
In addition, it includes the phrase “By calling on the government and other relevant authorities to wake up to their responsibilities along this line.”
He added, “And also advise parents on the best practices for protecting children and ensuring their better future.”