Naomi Campbell was in Abuja, Nigeria, on Friday where she attended and participated in the launch of The Abuja Green Society’s campaign to plant a tree for every baby born in the region’s hospital in hopes to ensure them a better future. The campaign aims to promote awareness of environmental issues in Nigeria, with an emphasis on finding sustainable energy solutions for the region.
Other names of note that were also in Nigeria yesterday include Usher, Jay-Z, Rihanna, as well as fellow model Tyson Beckford. The star-studded ceremony was part of the Annual This Day Fashion and Music Festival. This Day is pretty cool in that they’re trying to draw attention to African issues by celebrating the culture.
Most surprising to all in attendance was perhaps the fact that the supermodel-with-a-temper’s part in the occasion went off without so much as a minor hitch. Nothing was thrown, no one was assaulted. If this is a bid to make over her image, Campbell’s most certainly earned a few points here. Especially for showing up to a tree planting ceremony wearing all white and apparently not getting a speck of dirt on her. Kudos, Naomi Campbell! It’s nice to see you smiling and being friendly for a change.