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The Ice Water Bucket Challenge: What you should know about it (Nigerian celebs go crazy)

If you haven’t been living in a cave, then you must have heard about
the Ice Bucket Challenge otherwise called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The Ice Bucket Challenge, an activity that involves dumping a bucket
of ice water on one’s head and/or donating to the ALS Association in the
US, has been trending on the social media for days now.

It was initiated to raise awareness for and money to tackle
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a medical condition that makes the
victims lose ability to initiate and control all voluntary movement
including speaking, swallowing and breathing.

So far, over a thousand celebrities including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and
our very own Don Jazzy, Genevieve Nnaji, Peter Okoye and others have
joined in the challenge making it the latest social media craze.

 Here are 5 things you didn’t know about the
Ice bucket challenge 
1. It was started to raise awareness for and money to
tackle Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a medical condition that makes the
victims lose ability to initiate and control all voluntary movement including
speaking, swallowing and breathing. 
2. Forbes reports that the association in
August alone, has raised about N93m, and over N2b since the challenge began a
few months ago. 
3. The challenge has inspired other charities in other
countries including the UK where the Macmillian Cancer Support group are
currently calling for the Macmillian Ice Bucket Challenge. 
4. Originally,
whoever is nominated for the challenge either participates or donates $100
(N16,000) but as it is, most people are opting to donate and get soaked. 
5.
Turning down the challenge is not an option and nominated individuals must
respond within 24 hours with one or both of the options….

 

Oh by the way, movie producer and critic
Charles Novia is not impressed with our Nigerian celebs and we kinda agree with him!
He took to twitter hours ago to backlash
the Nigerian celebrities that have participated in the trend.
“I am sorry to say but our Nigerian Artistes are
something else at times. The Ice bucket thing for ALS is a good example of
their coltishness. 

They just want to trend on what foreign artistes do
for a good cause. In Nigeria, they do it mostly for self-serving photo – ops.
Sheesh! 

I’m sure most Naija (Nigerian) artistes pouring
tepid water on themselves think ALS means another new version of an SUV from
the look of their pics (pictures).

 Disease wey
dey kill una people for here na EVD. Una nor take picture with sanitiser or
showing that una dey wash hands to spread awareness Na ALS wey be slow killer
and nor even affect una people much na im una dey pour iceless water for una
body? 

To prove wetin? Say una baff? Really! Must you do it
because it’s trending? If you must follow the USA lead, then come together for
Ebola. Dove tail on that. It’s really irritating, sha. And when you point it
out, they will say you are yarning opata. When na dem start the opata wey cause
the yarn. Enough of this second – class mentality. Find the originality for
positivity in your inner recesses. Don’t do it cos Dre or Beyonce did it.

As
usual, my opinion is basically my opinion. If e pain anyone, er. .er..pour ice
water for your body? Eh? Lol. God bless.” He tweeted
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