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17 July, 2009


Ace comedian, Sheddi Baba, recently demonstrated his resolve to alleviate the plight of the less privileged in our society when he staged a first-of-its-kind charity event at the Silverbird Galleria on the Island. The project, tagged Orphans Mix Celebrities (OMG) which took place last Sunday, 28 June, 2009, saw the multi-talented comedian bringing together some of his friends within and outside of the entertainment industry to interact and inspire some orphan children drawn mainly from Nigerian Red Cross Society (Lagos) orphanage.
In attendance were Alariwo of Africa, Tosin Martins, Mrs Doris Braimoh, Mrs Tinu Osho, Mrs Tessy Gambo, Chike Onuorah, Monica, Mrs Juliana Obanife who led the Red Cross team, and the parents of Sheddi Baba himself, Engineer and Mrs Joel Baba. The event got to the peak when a beautiful artwork donated to by famous fine-artist, Chike Onuorah was auctioned. The proceeds were immediately donated to the orphanage. Various items like bed sheets, pillow case, towels and wine were also given out to the home. The Fisrt Lady of Lagos state, Mrs Abimbola Fashola, who could not make it to the event in person sent her representative who delivered her goodwill message. Aside the First Lady, others who lend one form of support or the other to the include, Mr Ben Bruce of Silverbird Group, Hardley Apartments and Suites, Hans International, Papilon wine, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and several other well meaning personalities. Upcoming comedians like, Daniel Baba (MC Dannie B), Aboki and others were also on hand to entertain. It was no doubt a laudable project which will go a long way in putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged in our society. In his closing remark after the event, Sheddi Baba expressed his “appreciation to his partners like Ufoma Ejanabor, Adaora Achumba, Chike Onuorah and everyone supporting the project. He also disclosed that the door is still open for any individual or corporate bodies who might be interested in providing any form of support”.

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