Hollywood stars, Chiewetel Ejiofor and David Oyelowo are set to host a Hollywood fundraiser held annually, by The GEANCO Foundation, a Non-profit organization based in L.A. which has dedicated its time and resources to improving lives in this part of the world.
The foundation, co-founded by Nigerian-born Afam Onyema, holds the gala every year to raise money for their various philanthropic efforts, which are mainly focused on educational efforts and medical support.
This year’s Hollywood fundraiser will focus on raising funds to push these medical aid efforts further. Held at Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood on the 6th of October, the fundraiser will open with, David Oyelowo, whose girl’s education initiative ‘Leadership Scholarship for Girls’is serviced under the Non-profit organisation. He will engage in a keynote conversation with his co-host, Chiwetel Ejiofor on ‘philanthropy in Africa’. Also invited as guests are fellow Nigerians; Sam Adegoke, Dayo Okeniyi and Jidenna. As well as Benedict Cumberbatch serving as the event’s honorary chair.
GEANCO receives donations here