Entertainment of 2014-08-25

Joselyn Dumas: Ice Bucket Challenge, cool; what about our issues?

Silver Screen goddess, Joselyn Dumas has lent her voice to downplay the recent ALS Ice Bucket Water Challenge suggesting that it’s an unwanted diversion from the numerous challenges that Africa is facing currently.
Joselyn disclosed this on her twitter page yesterday. Her comments come a day after fellow actress; Yvonne Nelson reacted to many nominations from people to take up the challenge, saying, “Africa is not America, and we should face our problems."
Africa is undoubtedly, the poorest continent on this earth with pathetic economic growth statistics. The gap between the rich and the poor in Africa also keeps widening by the day.
Amid the suffering, many Africans living in abject poverty believe there’s hope, and therefore, they look up to our heroes who by dint of hard work and the gift of talent have been able to make enough wealth for themselves.
Aside that, the opinions of celebs all over the world matter.
Joselyn Dumas, therefore, thinks that the energy and time being dissipated on the ALS ice bucket water challenge by her colleague African stars, public figures and celebrities should rather be channeled into finding solutions to Africa’s problems like Cholera, Ebola and Malaria.
Read her tweets below;

#ALSicebucketchallenge all good, but what are we doing about our own issues here in Africa? #cholera #Ebola #malaria... Good morning

— Joselyn Dumas (@Joselyn_Dumas) August 22, 2014

We are the government buddy, change and awareness starts from us as individuals. Case and point is #ALSicebucketchallenge @Culture_GH

— Joselyn Dumas (@Joselyn_Dumas) August 22, 2014
She further challenged all African celebs who have been caught up in the ‘fun’ taking up the bucket water challenge to divert their awareness creation on serious issues bedeviling the African continent.

If we really want to raise #awareness on issues, we can start with #malaria#ebola#cholera oh what about the #ChibokGirls #letsgetrealguys

— Joselyn Dumas (@Joselyn_Dumas) August 22, 2014
Source: radioxyzonline.com
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