Away from her musical career, Nigerian born DJ, artist and producer, Florence Otedola – stage named DJ cuppy – has vowed to tackle issues surrounding child protection, education for girls and persons with disabilities.
The daughter of oil magnate, Femi Otedola, said she would achieve this through her nongovernmental organization (NGO), Cuppy Foundation.
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Cuppy said this recently while hosting the maiden edition of a virtual conference, ‘Cuppy Gold Dust’ live on YouTube.
The conference was a follow-up from the Gold Gala which was held in 2019 and detailed the activities of the Cuppy Foundation in the past year with the funds raised.
It featured keynote addresses and panel discussions from members of the foundation’s key partner, Save The Children, Mr. Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save The Children UK and members of other notable charity organizations in Nigeria gave first-hand accounts of how much they have been able to achieve in the past year with help from The Cuppy Foundation.
They shed light on the challenges faced and how much more work needs to be done.
During the conference, a panel discussion between Save The Children International staff, Dr. Nura Tukur, Dr. Adaeze Oramalu and Save The Children Nigeria youth ambassador Maryam Ahmed enlightened the populace on various topics on how COVID-19 has affected the lives of children, what more the government can do to minimize the effects and the real heroes and heroines.
Shannon Ward, Director – Programme Development & Quality at Save the Children Nigeria, in her comments said; “Save the Children appreciates the kind of partnership we have with Cuppy Foundation and Cuppy that will enable us to ensure the progresses we have achieved in child rights are not reversed but maintained and strengthened in the years to come.”
Cuppy closed the conference with a standout performance of some of her biggest hits and fans favorites like Gelato, Green Light, Litty Lit and Jollof on the Jet.