KWAM 1, JIDE KOSOKO, DORIS SIMEON, EROGBOGBO SET TO RETURN TO SCHOOL IN UNIFORM
7/4/2012 9:38:43 PM -
Once again, the organizers of the first of its kind concept tagged Celebrity School Uniform Groove (CSUG) are set to unveil new set of celebrities and socialites that will be visiting their almar-matar soonest to donate and give back to the school they all passed through.
The list include King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal de ultimate (K1), the Ultimate King of Fuji music in Nigeria, Jide Kosoko, a veteran cross-over A-List Nollywood actor/producer, Doris Simeon Ademinokan, AMAA Award winning screen diva, Mrs. Folashade Omolara Erogbogbo, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Lagos State.
CSUG is a concept from the stable of Ballywalls Integrated. CSUG is an initiative meant to take Nigerian celebrities irrespective of their disciplines or fields (Actors/Actresses, Entrepreneurs, Comedians, Politicians, Business men/women, Musicians, Professionals etc) back to their secondary or primary schools with the sole aim of giving back to the schools in terms of donations of materials, equipments, building classrooms/laboratories, buying of exercises books, paying up school fees of indigent students, repairing or renovating the schools and so many other endeavours. This is to show appreciation to the schools that they have passed through before becoming an important person and impact meaningfully on the lives of students today and the educational sector as a whole.
The donations are voluntary and contributions by celebrities no matter how small it may look like, is to partner, aid and support Government's effort at investing in our educational sector. It is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative of giving back to the society. The Unique Selling Point (USP) of the initiative is that such celebrity will attend the school in a SCHOOL UNIFORM as a way of showing solidarity with the students and to add psychology booster to them.
The schedule according to Mr. Olawale Balogun, the Managing Director of Ballywalls Integrated is that Doris Simeon Ademinokan will be going to her alma-matar Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School, Maryland come Tuesday July 10th, 2012 by 10.00am while others will follow suit after the Nollywood diva's edition.
According to Doris Simeon Ademinokan, she said 'I am highly delighted to be part of this laudable initiative to give back to my secondary school, Maryland Comprehensive; I am already having a nostalgic feeling of going back there. However, the fact that I will be in my school uniform to mentor students and add value to their lives by inspiring them is enough for me and I am looking forward to this' the Face of RIBENA averred.
Other celebrities and socialites that will be visiting their Alma-matar immediately after Doris Simeon are King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal de Ultimate (K 1) whose associates Alhaji Kaka(Actor) and Percy Ademokun(Manager) said he is already happy with the idea to give back to the students and less privilege especially going back to Jamatul Islamiyat Primary School, Lagos Island.
Also ready is a veteran actor Prince Jide Kosoko, who is said to be in touch with some of his old Primary School mates at Methodist Primary School, Yaba. He said 'I have been involved in several projects but I believe this CSUG concept is just what all of us need to support Government efforts in our own little ways. The Government cannot do it alone, hence, I will be mobilizing some of my old classmates who are well placed, so that we can collective do something very tangible to Methodist Primary School as a way of re-union and stretching our arms of fellowship to the school we all graduated years back. I can't wait to wear my school uniform though', the CHIVITA Ambassador concluded.
Another socialite and educationist whose edition could be any time from now is Mrs. Folashade Omolara Erogbogbo, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Lagos State.
The activities for 10th of July, 2012 includes the celebrity dressing in school uniform, address the students at the Assembly ground, do mentoring session, do symbolic attendance of a class listening while a teacher teaches her alongside other students and then the donations of whatever she has for the school or students. The event will be spiced up by comedy, side attractions, musical performances and the media will be invited.
CSUG in the past few months had taken celebrities and socialites like Mrs. Khadijat Gbolahan Daodu (Lagos State SUBEB Boss), Presenter and a veteran broadcaster, Oba Adeyinka Abdul-Kabir Adewoye a.k.a Kabiyesi Owuro-Lawa of the popular Yoruba Magazine show Owuro Lawa TV Show amidst many others. The concept is receiving a lot of positive review as so many celebrities have indicated interest to be part of the initiative as long as they can give back to their alma-matar and be appreciated by their fans.
Alayande Stephen T.
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