The 13 part documentary series documents 10 years of work done by Dr Tony Rapu of this Present House and the Freedom Foundation in rehabilitating destitutes.
The premiere held on January 21, 2017. The event was attended by Ali Baba, Waje, Soni Irabor, Bolanle Austen Peters, Olorogun Sunny Kuku, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Audu Maikori, and Olisa Adibua. The wife of the Governor of Lagos state, Mrs Bolanle Ambode was also in attendance as well as Dr Tony Rapu, his family and members of the Freedom Foundation.
After the screening, attendees were hosted to an photo exhibition by Kelechi Amadi-Obi tagged “Reflections”. The presentation showcased illustrations where popular celebrities including Waje, Omawunmi, Joke Silva, Banky W and Alibaba were transformed into destitutes to create awareness and bring about social change.
“My Lagos Diaries” is about the individuals fighting for survival in Lagos state.
The 13 part documentary series documents 10 years of work done by Dr Tony Rapu of this Present House and his team in rehabilitating destitutes.
“It will tell some of the real stories of rehabilitated prostitutes, armed robbers, beggars, drug addicts, other individuals abandoned by society,” Freedom Foundation shared in a statement released on January 17.
”My Lagos Diaries” ultimate goal is to sensitize the general public about the struggles of these underprivileged persons while providing an opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to support Freedom Foundation’s vision via donations and funding.”
All the footage in the “My Lagos Diaries” comes from footage gathered by the Freedom Foundation over seven years.
The foundation revealed there are plans to launch a TV programme on terrestrial TV stations to show the 13 episodes of the series.