Nollywood actor and philanthropist, Williams Uchemba through his foundation, the Williams Uchemba Foundation, has initiated processes to accommodate a homeless family in Lagos.
According to the actor, he came into contact with the family in December 2019 while he was distributing food items to vulnerable families in slums. In a long post on Instagram, the actor wrote ” December last year I came to this slum to give them food for the Christmas holiday and whilst I was distributing food I saw these young girls studying in-front of their house ( I mean the house you see in the picture above). I asked them some questions and I was amazed at how intelligent they are. I asked for their parents but they said they’ve gone out to look for their daily meal”.
“They are not only living in an unhealthy, dangerous area with area boys all over the place but they live under a telco mask ( which can be very harmful to humans). Why should anyone live in such condition not to talk more of children? The reason I decided to post this picture is that they are not the only ones living in this condition, there are a lot of them even in your neighbourhood and I’m encouraging you to reach out to the ones around you. But as for these ones, My Friend/Partner in the US, Dr Nancy, and I @williams_uchembafoundation have decided to move them out of this place ASAP. I have contacted a housing agent to look for a good apartment, so we can furnish it and move them in, and Dr Nancy has agreed to put them on scholarship in any school of their choice till they graduate from the University”. The actor added.
Williams Uchemba joined the Nigerian Movie Industry in the year 2000 as a teenage actor. He became famous after starring in a hit movie “The Journey of the Dead”, a movie that actually exposed him and gave him recognition in Nollywood. It was a movie he acted alongside the big stars in the industry like Olu Jacobs, Pete Edochie, Noah Ramsey among others.