It’s a story that has shaken the globe. Families in Nigeria devastated and loved ones torn apart after 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School by terrorist group, Boko Haram.
People around the world, including celebrities and public figures, have joined in on the world wide campaign to #BringBackOurGirls. On Friday night, Tyrese Gibson partnered with the non profit group “Afrika Fifty6” to present a benefit concert For Our Girls of Nigeria, an event to raise awareness and aid for the victims and families whose lives were affected.
“When someone sees how much traction and attention something gets like this when you make a statement, naturally other folks are going to have the idea pop up on them,” Tyrese told us. “Lets go beyond holding up a sign from the convenience of your house. Lets gets our knees dirty, orchestrate, use your influence that God has given you to try to change the world and make a difference.”
HipHollywood was on the red carpet where we caught up with all the Hollywood heavy weights who came out to support.
“The minute I heard about it on the news it was devastating. I think it’s a tragic situation and I’m glad that Tyrese has put together this event to give back and help,” Karrueche Tran told us.
“Having kids of my own, I could imagine having then kidnapped and nothing being done about it,” Los Angeles Clippers player, Matt Barnes shared with HipHollywood. “Hopefully we can raise awareness, raise money and help get those girls home.”
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