Star actress, film maker and president of The Pinkies Foundation, Iyabo Ojo has denied using the group as a vessel to promote lesbianism and prostitution among young ladies. She added that the foundation serves as a vessel for succor to the less privileged, especially those with physical disabilities.
Reacting to the erroneous impression on Sunday, May 1,2016, during the 5th anniversary of the group, the pretty role interpreter told encomium.ng that The Pinkies Foundation was established purposely to enable her give back to the society that made her by channeling larger part of her resources towards giving hope to the hopeless and make them have sense of belonging in the society.
“What happened at the beginning was that people misunderstood the group because of its name (Pink Ladies).So, a lot of people took it the other way round, thinking it was a lesbian group or for prostitution. Those that have come and gone will testify to what we’re doing. So, when you have a positive project, being an actress, people tend to term it in different forms. But if you’re focused and you know you have a positive aim, it’s just a matter of time. So, The Pinkies Foundation has been able to show itself to the public what it is and what it has come to represent.
“With the foundation, we have touched a lot of lives, and we’re still going to do more, especially for those that are physically challenged.
“Even, we have one of them on our scholarship scheme, we have been sponsoring the boy for the past two years. We’re still doing it, and we will never stop.”
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