British model Naomi Campbell receives global advocacy award in New York

British model Naomi Campbell receives global advocacy award in New York

- Human Rights Campaign honoured British supermodel, Naomi Campbell

- According to reports, the 49-year-old was recognized for her humanitarian works

- Campbell in her acceptance speech spoke about the sense of fulfilment she gets from helping

British supermodel, Naomi Campbell, was recently honoured by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) with the Global Advocacy Award at the 19th annual Greater New York Gala, which was held on February 1, 2020, in New York.

Campbell who is also a businesswoman and philanthropist was recognized based on her global relief efforts which focuses on homelessness, poverty, HIV/Aids, world hunger and equality for all people.

While accepting her honour at the New York Marriott Marquis, the 49-year-old activist who donned a draping gown by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, in her speech stated that her journey gave her a sense of fulfilment as she has always wanted to give back to the society.

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She said: “This journey that I am on gives me a sense of fulfilment. When I committed to doing this work, I was not aware of the difficult tasks ahead but I did realize one thing, I wanted to give back to communities of all various circumstances, all the things that I had to fight for in my own life - to be seen, to be heard, to be included, to be accepted and to be given hope when it seems there is none.”

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Campbell is one supermodel who has carved a niche for herself in the modelling world.

She was the first black model to appear on the cover of TIME magazine, French Vogue and Russian Vogue as well as the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue.

Also honoured on the night was American actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth with the Ally for Equality Award and American actor and playwright, Jeremy O. Harris with the HRC Equality Award, among others.

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Only a while ago, Campbell had also spoken out about Burna Boy's loss at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

The model in an open letter started off by congratulating Angelique Kidjo on her win.

She went on to address why Burna Boy didn't get an award. According to her, it was a lack of education on the part of the organisers. In a lengthy open letter, she spoke about the need to create more categories that represent Afrobeats.

In other news, top Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu better known by his stage name, Burna Boy, has proven to Nigerians and the world that his musical talent is indeed deserving of all the recognition he continues to receive for it.

However, the singer in a recent post, revealed there is indeed more to him than just music. In an Instastory post, he shared photos of himself at a shooting range.

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