Taofick Okoya, Tee A, Ehiz, Ashionye, Nneoma Anosike and More #GetNaked for World Aids Day
The 2014 edition of the ‘Get Naked’ campaign kicked off with a closed shoot in April, which held at Ovation Magazine head office in Lagos, Nigeria. The closed shoot had famous faces such as Tee A, Ashionye, MTV VJ – Ehiz, Taofick Okoya, 2013 Elite Model Winner Nneoma Anosike, Vector, Nikki Laoye, Bassey Ikpi, Zaina and many more getting naked for the initiative, with Sunmisola Olorunisola as the official photographer for the campaign.
‘Get Naked’ is a creative photo campaign created by SheiFunmi Nomia-Yusuf to raise awareness about the risks of the incurableHIV/AIDS disease amongst teenagers and young adults. This initiative is primarily a result of the social and psychological stigma associated with the HIV virus as well as the AIDS disease.
The aim of this initiative is evident in it’s tagline: Go “BOLD” and “BARE”….protect yourself! As Nigerian youths, we know people that live with this disease undergo prejudice as well as stigmatization and as a result, disclosure is less and risks of infection are high.
In its 3rd year, this approach in tackling HIV/AIDS is a never before experienced one in Nigeria. The GET NAKED campaign features celebrity faces that youths can identify with, mentors and entertainment icons to lend their voices in encouraging safe sex, disclosure, and draw international attention to this deadly disease through its creative photo campaign.
In 2012, Get Naked Campaign launched with a mini concert and an open shoot at Ikeja City Mall, Lagos. The likes of Tosyn Bucknor,Dammy Krane, Eva Alordiah, Kel, Capital FEMI, Kenneth Okolie, Shola Animashaun were present and they even got tested openly at the event to encourage guests to know their status.