By Abiodun Alade, @biodunpen
Outspoken Nollywood critic, Charles Novia is not a happy man because most Nigerian celebrities are suffering from second class mentality.
He hinged his argument on the decision of entertainment stars in the country such as Mavin boss, Don Jazzy, Nollywood Diva, Genevieve Nnaji, Project Fame revelation, Iyanya, sensation half of singing duo, Psquare, Peter Okoye among others to join the Ice Bucket Challenge, stressing that their action demonstrate their inferiority complex and eagerness to follow the path of Western celebs.
He urged them to re-channel their energy to campaign against diseases and challenges in Nigeria such as the Ebola Virus Disease.
It will be recalled that Don Jazzy, Genevieve, Inyanya, Peter Okoye have taken part in the Ice Bucket challenge.
The Ice bucket challenge is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. It went viral throughout social media during the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2014.
The action is aimed at raising money for research into ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of motor neurone disease) and in the UK to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Macmillan Cancer Support.
But braving freezing water is not enough, a small donation is also expected and so far #icebucketchallenge has raised more than $22.9 million for charity.
After an icy soaking the participant then nominates two or three further people to undertake the challenge within 24 hours. Those who forfeit the challenge must donate a larger sum of money to a good cause.
Read Charles Novia’s tweets below: