The wife of Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, has enlisted the Who-is-Who in Nollywood in her drive to sensitise the populace to the issue of violence against women.
Tagged the ‘1 in 3 Africa Campaign,’ it has been described as a call to action to spread awareness to end domestic violence.
Olori Wuraola says, “It is our God-given right, not just to show empathy towards victims, but to set forth action to help them find their voice.
“Silencing the abused is also a form of abuse. Men also have a crucial role to play in speaking out against violence.
“This awareness also includes demanding a change of the cultural and social stigmas that perpetuate the problem. Together, we can help those who need us.”
She has also organised a walk in Lagos on Friday (today), starting from Awolowo Road, Ikoyi.
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, identifies with the campaign.
Some Nigerian celebrities that participated are, Mercy Aigbe, Tonto Dikeh, Toke Makinwa, Sola Sobowale, Foluke Daramola, Kate Henshaw, Ini Edo, Monalisa Chinda, Uche Jombo, Funke Akindele, Seyi Shay, Adunni Ade, Ndidi Obioha, Chika Acholonu, Ifeoma Williams, among many others. Punch