Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, as of yesterday, came out big to support her daughter as she raised funds to help support the needy children in Nigeria through her foundation, the Cuppy Foundation.
The event named Gold Gala, #CuppyGoldGala had some of the most powerful men in Nigeria attend. To grace, the occassion was Aliko Dangote, Yemi Osinbajo (the Vice President of Nigeria), Bukola Saraki, and Adams Oshiomole.
Cuppy, who is legally known as Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola is a Disk Jockey (DJ) by profession. On the eve of the event, Cuppy gave a compelling speech. She said, “Today I stand before you, a young philanthropist with a big vision for my country”.
Helping to eradicate poverty and put a smile on the faces of thousands of kids is a big vision and a commendable one as well. She further said, “I founded this foundation as a way of giving back to the less fortunate.”
At the event, Femi Otedola gave an amount of 5 billion nairas as Dangote gave 100 million nairas. Others gave enormously as well to help support and push the goal of the Cuppy Foundation.
However, what got many talking all over social media was the amount Femi Otedola gave, which in dollars amounted to $13m. People who watched the event live as it was telecasted on television took to Twitter as they had lots to say. Below are screenshots of some reactions.
Poverty for centuries has been the most challenging issue in the World, especially Africa. And a move to help eradicate poverty by supporting needy children who happen to be coming from impoverished homes is a wise move.
Eradicating poverty is not the job of one person, but a role for all, and the Cuppy Foundation is looking forward to investing its quota to helping tackle the challenging poverty has posed.
Through the amounts given, we look forward to seeing several children in the streets been taken out and gaining back the life they are supposed to have. A big Congratulations to Dj Cuppy, the Gelato Queen on this new stride.