Nollywood

Timi Dakolo ‘heals the world’

As part of his maiden duties for the year, Idols West Africa winner, Timi Dakolo, along with the Infinity trio of the ‘Olori-Oko’ fame entertained the less privileged at the Onituere community in Yaba, Lagos on January 5 during the launch of the Jegede Paul Foundation. The musicians and event organisers moved around the communities, handing out packs of food and organising a Spelling Bee contest for about 400 destitute children, at the end of which Dakolo gave a touching rendition of Michael Jackson’s “heal the world.”

Speaking at the event, chairman of the foundation, Jegede Paul, gave reasons for holding the event in a slum settlement. He said, “It is premised on the drive to reach out and bring comfort to the less privileged, they need to have a sense of belonging and to recognise that they are loved in the society.”

Paul, who owns Japaul Oil and Maritime Services, said the foundation, a charitable organisation he established along with his wife, Bisilola last year, was partnering with an international body of surgeons on a campaign against Noma disease, an acute and ravaging gangrenous infection that affects the face. He said, “About 126,000 people, mostly the poor in our society, die every year due to lack of information of this disease that can be treated at the early stages through simple antibiotics.”

Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
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