- Funke Akindele recently met 5-year-old internet star Taju
- The actress later wrote on how Taju’s earlier video touched her and she decided to help in her own little way
- Funke is the latest in a long list of celebrities Taju has met recently
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that a 5-year-old boy named Taju was slowly melting the hearts of Nigerians after a video showing him struggling to speak English went viral.
Since then, a large effort has been made to ensure that he goes to school and this effort is being led by the likes of actress Funmi Awelewa, comedian AY, media mogul Mo Abudu and popular producer Don Jazzy who donated the sum of N500,000 towards his education.
Taju has since become a celebrity magnet as quite a large number of celebs have been seen taking photos with him. He was recently spotted with star actress Funke Akindele.
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She took to her Instagram page to write on how she decided to lend a helping hand after seeing his video online. See her post below:
“I finally met Taju despite my crazy schedule!! Saw his video on @aycomedian 's page and decided to lend a helping hand.
Taju is such a cute, adorable and smart boy. Big shout out to @funmiawelewa for taking out time to locate Taju @aycomedian for inviting Taju to lagos and starting #tajugoestoschool project.
Thanks @moabudu @donjazzy for supporting. I pray we are able to support to the end. Thanks #nigerians for the support.”
Young talented artist paints prominent Nigerians on NAIJ.com TV.