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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Singler Lami adopts orphanage

Soul singer, Lami Philips, did something quite unusual and grand. In a spontaneous act of kindness, she adopted an entire orphanage. The orphanage, the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Motherless Babies’ is located at Makoko, Adekunle, Lagos and has been in existence for more than 25 years.


The  UN ambassador decided to adopt the orphanage as her pet project after visiting the home and seeing the situation on ground. Lami spoke briefly on the development
 I have been seeking to support a specific cause in the society and have considered a number of institutions. But when I visited the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Motherless Babies’ Home, Makoko and shared experiences with the kids, my heart settled on them.” 
The adoption is done through her NGO BeTheChange and she intends to use her large circle of friends to raise the much-needed funds to ensure that the children get a better life than the one they are presently forced to. Her activities would include monthly gigs whose proceeds would go towards the upkeep of the place and she also hopes that other celebrities, especially those with NGOs would come on board or take up similar causes in the society.

25 Comments:

  • At 16 July 2011 at 14:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God would reward you Lami

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 14:35 , Anonymous babe said...

    thank u girl,pple like these r the real beauty of the day

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 14:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    linda try check ur spelling b4 posting..its so annoying..

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 15:08 , Blogger Igwe Osita One said...

    babe, u r on point....Linda are u listening.....not all those men showing their 33 packs and girls showing boobs

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 15:12 , Anonymous Seriously like... said...

    Genny Nnaji watch and learn instead of galavanting the globe, help the needy in your country...

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 17:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I've always wanted to do something just like Angelina Jolie

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 17:28 , Anonymous Peter said...

    Great gesture!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 17:56 , Anonymous RealTalk said...

    First of all, anon 2:52 na u sabi English pass? As long as you get the point, why trip? Abeg free her jor. It's her blog anyway. Hiss.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 18:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ seriously like.......GBAM

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 18:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    UN ambassador ko? U.S. ambassador ni

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 19:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    True happiness involves making others happy. I am sure she is already blessed for being a blessing to others. Lets emulate this people, even if it means helping just one less privileged person.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 19:23 , Anonymous Snick said...

    I love this! If everyone in a position to do something like this would do so... all children in orphanages would be better off.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 20:19 , Blogger as myself said...

    mind u if Genevieve isn't going abt show casing her good deed doesn't mean she aint doing good deeds, is she doing it to get public commendation or doing it to help the needy children. it case u vent been following the media craze "giving to the needy amongst the celebrities is a new fashion".suddenly every musician/ artist is celebrating their birthday in an orphanage.
    so pls allow her go bankrupt adopting a whole orphanage if that is her goal.if not let God bless her for such a nice act.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 20:28 , Anonymous Beauty in DC said...

    Well she comes from a very rich family, the Phillips' are loaded so she can afford it..... Also i've been hearing jists and rumors about her husband and his brothers (to the tune that they are "gold diggers") would anyone care to fill us in on that jist.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 21:00 , Blogger as myself said...

    well if her husband is a gold digger,who cares,half d pple u meet that r married did it 4 various reasons of which doesn't include love.
    why did she marry him?

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 21:00 , Anonymous Wow!!! said...

    @Beauty in DC : how low can you go?!

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 21:51 , Blogger Boma said...

    @as myself said it all.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 22:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Please whats the gist oooh..... Isn't that why we all come to Linda's blog???? Please let someone spill the beans.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 23:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    if her husband is a 'golddigger' then i think she might be divorcing soon cuz i remember wen she started music she was always gushing about being married but now i hardly see her ring and she is everywhere.on another note, this is a good gesture. but please quit music.

     
  • At 16 July 2011 at 23:21 , Blogger camouflage said...

    @seriously like you are so on point!

     
  • At 17 July 2011 at 10:24 , Anonymous Alicia says... said...

    whoever mentioned Genevieve and said she should go and yada yada blah blah blah, GIRL PLEASE!!!!! first of all, what exactly have YOU done to help the needy children in your community? do you fund raise, donate, or even donate your spare time? second of all, it has already been said that Lami comes from a wealthy family, so maybe she easily has the resources to do such, so what the fuck are you on about? lastly, GENEVIEVE DID CHARITY ROUGHLY 6 MONTHS AGO WITH DENRELE AND RUKKY SANDA, BUT SHE DID NOT TAKE ANY PICTURES, ONLY THEY DID. see, this is what i hate....people talk shit and don't know what the FUCK they're talking about. if you took 5 minutes and did a little research, you will see that she has done her part.

    so why don't you start explaining and telling us what YOU'VE done since you think charity is a MUST.

    anyway, on to the next.

     
  • At 17 July 2011 at 22:20 , Anonymous kofoworola said...

    well d story about her husband and his brothers being goldiggers might be true afterall.cos d hubby is from a not so rich home and i know d husband's younger bruv also got married to a very rich girl and d story goes on and on and on.

     
  • At 18 July 2011 at 08:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Kai Nigerians sabi open people yansh sha. Na wa.

     
  • At 18 July 2011 at 10:04 , Anonymous Lizzy said...

    God bless you Lami. I have been there many times to give the little l have with my friends also, if only we can all join hands to give to this children the world will be a better place.

     
  • At 18 July 2011 at 15:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless her for adopting the orphanage.......but lets see if she will follow through and thats the true test/spirit

    Can we have an update in a year if she is still giving to them

     

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