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UNICEF picks Cobhams, WAJE, Kate Henshaw, Ali Nuhu as champions

Ms. Cristian Munduate, the UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, with Cobhams, WAJE, Kate Henshaw, and Ali Nuhu Photo: UNICEF.

A Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, has emerged as the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) champion for protecting and defending children maternal and health right among other things.

Others music producers, musicians, and film actors appointed are Cobhams Asuquo, WAJE, and Ali Nuhu as UNICEF Champions for a period of 12 months.

Within the period, 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.

“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

Reacting on X, Kate Henshaw attributed the feat to hard-work and resilience.

The veteran actress added that she is proud and elated to have been found worthy of such an appointment.

Writing by Princess Oroko; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Adeniyi Bakare