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christian nwodo - Thursday, June 18, 2015
World Hunger Day was acknowledged on Thursday 28th May in its efforts to tackle hunger and starvation in Nigeria, leading Online Food Delivery service,, put together a dinner for Nigerian bloggers and Media Practitioners on 30th May to raise awareness of the terrible hunger issue in the country.

The event took place at Jevinik restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos. It brought together, Newspaper correspondents, Online Media practitioners and Radio personalities. The vast majority of attendees were all individuals who had affiliations with the media.

The topic at the event was, as an individual, company and business. “How can we all do our part to scare hunger away from Nigeria?”

The hall was opened for suggestion and discussions on how hunger can be eradicated in Nigeria.

​Mannie-Cool FM

Guest speakers such as Mannie Dynamic from Cool FM took to the stage, to express his support, he explained: “Some of you don’t know what this is all about, but if you have been to the villages and seen how children suffer from kwashiorkor and how they groan in pain, you would understand. I think we should all thank our parents for ensuring that we had food to eat while growing up. There are many children right now who desperately need to be helped from the shackles of starvation.”


Furthermore, Oluwaseyi Adepoju, Hellofood’s Head of Business Development, stressed that serious actions should be taken to re-establish the dignity of the Nigerian particularly, children. He also highlighted that when people are not well-fed, the economy cannot develop.

He said “The nation is the way it is because the people are not well fed. Poverty is looming in the land and the people will soon begin to steal to survive. So what do you call that?”

Another guest speaker was, Mrs Ogochukwu Mainasara of NAFDAC described the situation of one that needs crucial attention. She also emphasized that not only providing food to those in need, consideration should be paid to the nutritional aspect of what is given to the people.

She mentioned: “It is not enough to just give a hungry child food, what matters is what kind of food you are giving him. In the end you may be harming the child if you give him food that does not contribute to nourishing him nutritionally.”

Mannie-Cool FM, ​Mrs Ogochukwu Mainasara -NAFDAC and Mr Oluwaseyi Adepoju-Hellofood


​Ms Kike Ojo, Mr Ayakene , Mr Mannie and Mr Oluwaseyi Adepoju




Many partakers at the event while sharing their thoughts on the subject decided on the fact that the change starts from the media and that they all had the responsibility to promote the change that they all strive for. The influence of the social media was understood as unchallenged and was a genuine weapon that can be used to direct the attention of leaders towards attacking the hunger situation in Nigeria.

At the end of the interactive session, the partaker’s were treated to a mouth-watering dinner at the VIP section of the restaurant.


​Guests indulging in dinner


Hellofood recognises that more than 800 million people in the world are currently suffering from hunger and poverty. Also, Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence of hunger. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence of hunger. One person in four is undernourished, according to the World Food Program. Hunger affects everyone, from individuals to businesses in the food industry.


Over the past couple of weeks, has challenged its community and has held campaigns  to help raise awareness and #ScareHunger away by going around areas in Lagos that have a high level of poor helpless children were people are not assured of their next meal.



If we can all work together to eradicate hunger. Answer this question  'What part can you play personally, to scare hunger away from Nigeria?”
Written by Kike Ojo
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