Nigeria’s popular comedienne and actress Emanuella Samuel has joined forces with WildAid to raise awareness about the illegal bushmeat trade and how it impacts wildlife populations, particularly pangolins.
The 11-year-old social media sensation started her acting and comedy career at five-years-old as part of the Mark Angel Comedy team. She became widely known for her humor and creativity through the weekly comedy series, one of the biggest and highly watched YouTube channels in Africa, receiving views from Asia and the United States.
In 2018, she received a nomination in Nickelodeon’s famous kids’ Choice Awards. In 2021, Emanuella won the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite African Social Star.
Emanuella is highly loved and respected in Nigeria and across Africa, especially on Facebook, where she has 14 million followers (the most-followed Nigerian page as of February 2022).
She joins other Nigerian ambassadors such as Stephanie Linus, Alex Iwobi, Davido, Mayorkun to support wildlife conservation across Nigeria.
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WildAid is a non-profit organization with a mission to protect wildlife from illegal trade and other imminent threats. While most wildlife conservation groups focus on protecting animals from poaching, WildAid primarily works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products such as elephant ivory, rhino horn and shark fin soup. With an unrivaled portfolio of celebrity ambassadors and a global network of media partners, WildAid leverages more than $308 million in annual pro-bono media support with a simple message: When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too.
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