Crossing the T’s is a weekly/monthly column by the impressive Hafsah Lalo on the activities of Kannywood female actors (individual or general) the media may or may not have been reporting. Enjoy.
For decades, celebrities all over the world have been known for using their star powers, fame and wealth in creating awareness, advocating and (or) doing great humanitarian works.
There has always been debates as to what their motivation really is; whether it is really for humanity or for publicity. Whatever it is, the fact that they have indeed done well for humanity can’t be ignored. Kannywood actresses in particular, are not left behind. Here, is an insight of what one of them has been doing for humanity.
Heartbreakingly lovely, Hadiza Gabon is not only a great looker, but has also touched the lives of many with her charitable causes. Founder of HAG Foundation, Gabon visited Gofidna and Birnin Yaro Primary schools in Abuja and Kano State, where she gave out books and other learning materials to the pupils.
A member of Sure Start Women Empowerment Initiative, she participated in a workshop on Women’s Menstrual Hygiene and there, she donated sanitary pads to young girls.
The actress took her humanitarian work to a special school in Tudun Dan Maliki, Kano state as well as the IDPs’ camp and had left lasting marks in the hearts of many internally displaced persons. However, all these her philanthropies didn’t go unrecognized. Apart from being hailed by her thousands of fans for her contribution to humanity, Kano State Secondary Schools Management Board has given her a certificate of Appreciation while Billy Charity Care gave her an award of excellence.
A Kannywood artist extraordinaire, we’ve all seen Gabon shines in movies with her superb performances; from Babbar Yarinya to Basaja to Indon Kauye. She didn’t only win the MTN Kannywood Awards but also won the best supporting actress in African films Awards in London. And of course, I am not the only one that saw her pictures taking acting classes in Los Angeles.
Hafsah Lalo is a writer hailed from Jos, Plateau State. Currently a student of Information Technology at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi. You can follow her on twitter: @Grtsunnist