UNICEF Nigeria Welcomes Cobhams, WAJE, Kate Henshaw, and Ali Nuhu as UNICEF Champions

30 August 2023
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ABUJA, Nigeria, 30 August 2023 - UNICEF Nigeria proudly announces the appointment of music producers, musicians, and film actors - Cobhams Asuquo, WAJE, Kate Henshaw, and Ali Nuhu - as UNICEF Champions for a period of 12 months. This esteemed assembly of champions will serve as powerful voices amplifying issues around child rights in Nigeria. 

Over the course of the next year, these champions will work together with UNICEF to elevate pressing concerns related to children, spanning sectors such as health, education, nutrition, child protection, water sanitation, and hygiene. 

Ms. Cristian Munduate, the UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, lauded the commitment and unmatched influence of the champions. "We are truly elated to join hands with such influential voices in the entertainment industry - Cobhams, WAJE, Kate Henshaw, and Ali Nuhu. Their dedication and passion for children’s rights will undeniably amplify the urgency of the issues we fight for daily." She added. 

"This collaboration symbolizes a bridge between the commitment to child rights and the power of art and storytelling. Through music, film, and public engagement, we hope to touch hearts, shift perspectives, and inspire action." Munduate said.  

As UNICEF champions, Cobhams, WAJE, Kate Henshaw, and Ali Nuhu will engage in numerous initiatives and campaigns designed to ensure every child's right to survival, growth, development, and protection is upheld and championed. 

Listen to what the champions have to say: Cobhams, Kate Henshaw, WAJE, Ali Nuhu

Media contacts

Safiya Akau
Communication Officer
UNICEF Nigeria
Tel: +234 706 418 4023


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