On Sunday 16th September 2013, Nollywood star Monalisa Chinda visited the Kirikiri Prison, Apapa, Lagos for a charity visit which lasted for several hours.
Looking super chic for the visit, Mona rocked a pale chiffon button-up blouse, grey pants and a pair of nude strap platforms. Wavy dark locks, chic dark shades, silver drop earrings and a gold cocktail ring completed the look.
Monalisa donated various items including food stuff, clothes, underwear, toiletries, perfume bottles and sanitary provisions, through her Arise Monalisa Foundation.
She also took time to interact and encourage the prison inmates who were happy to receive her.
Speaking to the inmates on the visit, she said “Though we may not be in control of what happens to us in life, we are absolutely responsible for our reactions to what happens to us. And it is our reaction that ultimately determines the results and quality of our lives. On getting here today, I was told some inmates were recently released by strange interventions, so this can’t be the end for you.”
As some prisoners wept, Mona further said “I want you to know that there is more to your life than your present state and, no matter what anyone has said to you, there is hope for you.”.
According to her rep, the inmates were not allowed to be photographed, but they had a great time bonding with the actress.
During the week which also marked her birthday (Friday 13th September 2013), Monalisa also visited the Patrick Speech & Languages School in Lagos which cares for autistic children, to make donations.
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