Last Saturday at the lobby of the Silver Bird Cinema and Lifestyle Store inside the Accra Mall, Joy FM’s Drive Time host, Bola Ray paraded Ghanaian celebrities in a charity dubbed ‘Celebrity Charity Bazaar’ to raise funds to create awareness for autism.
The event was organized by the Bola Ray Foundation and powered by Empire Entertainment with support from Creative Minds Outreach Buzz GH and Silver Bird Cinema. It was also to contribute to the Zeozougo classroom project of the SOS Children’s Village in the Northern Region of Ghana.
Out of the over 25 celebrities announced to make an appearance, a great chunk of them failed to woefully turn up. With flimsy excuses flying here and there, the autistic patients remained disappointed as they waited patiently for their ‘celebrities’ friends to show up and celebrate the day with them.
However, KOD, TV3 Newscaster Nana Aba Anamoah, Joy FM’s Morning Show host, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, hip life duo Rough N Smooth, actors John Dumelo and Lydia Forson, Stay Jay, new entrants into the music industry and dancer Bino as well as Nadjat of TV3 Mentor fame showed up.
The celebrities joined Bola Ray and family as they gave fans and autistic patients a day to remember. The celebrities sold movies tickets, popcorns, drinks, ice cream and a host of other services at the Silver Bird Lifestyle Store and Cinema. After, a basket was taken around as each celebrity put money in as their support for the project.
Fans also had photo opportunities with their favourite celebrities. The most interesting part of the event was when GhanaCelebrities.Com requested that, the celebrities and the autism patients should dance together. And what dance do they have in mind if not the ever loving and popular azonto?
The fierce ‘azonto’ competition was simply splendid. I know each of them picked up some ‘azonto’ lessons from each other.
As the fun went on, special sale of MAKSI Clothing went on with a percentage of sales going to the cause. Also there were special Kente and Christmas cards exhibition by the kids from the New Horizon Special School and the SOS Children’s Village.
After the event, one thing was certain; none of the celebrities who failed to turn up were missed and that was a fact. Below are pictures GhanaCelebrities.Com captured at the event. In case you see same people in the pictures, it’s because those people you call celebrities failed to shamefully turn up.
When they organize their own charity events and don’t get the support from their colleagues, I hope they won’t come out to play the ‘they don’t like me, they jealous me’ song else …
Watch the video below: