08 December 2016

Yemi Alade brings light to Kenya

Nigerian superstar Yemi Alade is on a mission to inspire youths for bright ideas that can help in the globe’s quest for cleaner energy.
She's joined forces with multinational oil and gas company, Shell to work as an ambassador of Gravity Light, a new lighting product targeting people using kerosene as their source of light, Yemi has visited different villages in Kenya educating locals about the new lighting technology.
Explaining what Gravity Light is about, Yemi said it is five times brighter than a kerosene lamp, without running costs.

Now these beautiful kids can have a safe and well lit place to study after school #gravitylight #autographsigning #makethefuture #makethefuture

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Yemi has been from the outskirts of Nairobi to as far up central as the communities in Nanyuki, promoting GravityLight, which she believes will change the lives of the people not just in Kenya throughout Africa.

These boys ARE IN CONTROL !!😍 ALL WORK AND NO PLAY ....🤗🤗 #gravitylight #mamaafrica #korogochoCommunity #nairobi #makethefuture

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The project was launched at the end of September, with Shell partnering with celebrities such as Jennifer Hudson, Pixie Lott, Steve Aoki, Tan Wei Wei, Luan Santana and Yemi for Shell's #MakeTheFuture project.
Shell and the GravityLight Foundation are for the first time bringing more than 3,000 units of special lighting devices to families in Kenya, where almost 80 percent of the population live with no access to electricity.

Day 1 of @yemialade Kenyan experience through the eyes of @emeka143 #MakeTheFuture

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Yemi, who was a 2016 BET Awards nominee, has had an incredible year, and to close it off, she’s also landed a multi-million naira endorsement deal with international hair brand ABC.
Talk about black excellence!