Girl Rising, a global campaign to raise awareness on girl’s education and empowerment through documentaries announced British-Nigerian actor, David Oyelowo as its new ambassador. The announcement took place on March 8, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

Established in 2013, the organization is celebrating its fifth year in operation, telling the stories of girls from deprived communities in different countries around the world, who are doing extraordinary things. The stories of these girls are told through films directed by Academy Award-nominated director, Richard Robbins.

David Oyelowo, 41, started the David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship to help empower girls in Nigeria. He has also been working with GEANCO Foundation in Nigeria to support victims of terror attacks, transform the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Africa.

David was made the ambassador together with Andra Day in honour of International Women’s Day. The special event was attended by the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Rising, Christina Lowery, his father – Stephen Oyelowo, wife – Jessica Oyelowo and children – Caleb Oyelowo, Penuel Oyelowo. 

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David Oyelowo

 

Rosalind L. Hudnell, Andra Day, David Oyelowo, and Martha Adams 

 

Richard Robbins, Rosalind L. Hudnell,  Martha Adams, David Oyelowo, Christina Lowery, and Holly Gordon 

 

 Stephen Ozoigbo, Andra Day, and David Oyelowo 

 

Caleb Oyelowo, Stephen Oyelowo, Penuel Oyelowo, Jessica Oyelowo, Zoe Oyelowo, and David Oyelowo

 

Andra Day, Martha Adams, and David Oyelowo

 

Andra Day and David Oyelowo 

 

Andra Day and David Oyelowo 

 

Andra Day and David Oyelowo

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