As Usual, the Change A Life show this year will be sitting down with guests to discuss topical issues. As the norm, the governor of Lagos State, Governor Raji Fashola (SAN) will be discussing along the host, Funmi Iyanda and other celebrity guests. This time around, along with the governor will be Music superstar, D’Banj and others including, Radio presenter Toolz and Matse amongst others.
The show which will air live on January 1st will be focusing on a fusion of issues peculiar to women in the society including welfare of the girl child, girl child marriage issues, and increase in rate of sexual abuse. Since the governor will be around, also to be discussed is the new Lagos State Law protecting Women from domestic violence in Lagos and health problems women encounter.
“Change-A-Life Nigeria is passionate about children in general and the girl child in particular. Girl child abuse has been prominent in the news in Nigeria this year. We chose this topic to enlighten the masses about the ripple effect of this crime on our communities and why it’s necessary to nip it in the bud with effective and enforced legislation,” said Jumoke Giwa, the executive director of CAL.
Following the tradition for the show, deserving Nigerians will be honoured this year as well. There will be two awards this year – Remi Lagos Award for Excellence and The Hero of the year award. The Remi Lagos Award will be going to Umoh Uwana. She is CAL’s most outstanding holistic educational scholarship beneficiary for 2013. Organisers are keeping the winner of the Hero of the year under wraps till the day of the live show.
What makes the show special is that viewers get to see their celebrities in a new light. It will be fun to see the serious side of the ‘Kokolete Master’ as he will be talking to the youth out there about the road to success. D’Banj will also be performing his hit songs live on the show. On the whole, the show promises to be both enlightening and entertaining.
While affirming that the governor of Lagos is committed to talking about issues to be raised, Giwa also hopes that other state governments follow Fashola’s example. “The governor will have an extensive discussion with the host of the show, Funmi Iyanda. We anticipate that this discussion and interaction will also encourage other states to make such laws to protect the female child in their communities,” she said.
The show will be aired on the 1st of January 2014 on the NTA network from 9am to 10:30am