DJ Cuppy says she has sent three people with disabilities to UNILAG and she plans to help more people before the end of 2018
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, DJ Cuppy announced on Twitter that she has a plan to send 10 people to university this year and that she started the initiative by sending one Akeem Owolabi to study at the University of Lagos.
So far, Cuppy has offered free education to three people and all of them were offered admission in UNILAG.
In an exclusive interview with Pulse, the billionaire's daughter explained she embarked on a mission to help students and why the University of Lagos is not the only school she is considering
''I pledge to help students this year, I haven't spoken about this yet, but I am excited to announce here on Pulse TV that I am launching a Cuppy Foundation this year and I am very excited about it.
''I pledge this year to send 10 young people to university, I have sent three of them to UNILAG and I am glad to announce that there are other universities I consider.
''Unfortunately, there is a bit of long process in sorting out applications, I am sure you can imagine there are lots of people who reach out for help. So, we have to kind of comb through and look at each scenario, particularly, I am looking at people with disabilities because I think that is very important and for me, education is very important''.
Apart from helping people with disabilities with their university education, DJ Cuppy also said she is willing to give more people more opportunities as she announced that Cuppy Philanthropy Foundation will be launched very soon.
Like I said, I have two degrees, I may not be using my two degrees as a DJ but there is something about education. When you educate young persons, you give them confidence and you open their minds. So, I am excited that it is April and I have helped three students, I have seven more to go to reach my pledge by the end of the year. So, wish me luck and look out for the Cuppy Foundation is coming soon. I am really excited to launch that.
This year, I added a new leaf to my Cuppy tree, which is philanthropy. I now want to be known as a philanthropist. I am sitting here because someone gave me an opportunity, so it's my responsibility give others an opportunity as well.
With this initiative, it is safe to say DJ Cuppy has joined the list of Nigerian celebrities who have helped the needy in recent times.