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Rihanna Helps Nigerian Olympic 2014 Hopeful

January 22, 2010

Rihanna put her star power to a good cause by putting word out on behalf of Yale Law School graduate Seun Adebiyi- who is in need of a bone marrow donor.


This inspirational help from the Russian Roulette singer may become historical if she’s successful because he’ll go on to become the first Nigerian delegate to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Rihanna is NOT the only celebrity to bring Seun’s story to the mainstream media. Actor Justin Chambers, best known for his role on Grey’s Anatomy, also joined the campaign as seen in the following clip…

…And Mayor of Newark Cory A. Booker also joined the fight against leukemia/lymphoma.

Did you know that Seun’s hosting a bone marrow drive to find a match? [Visit NY Daily News for details.]

Seun’s personal wish is for his rare form of leukemia/lymphoma (which he was diagnosed with since June 2009) to be put into remission. (Psstt…did you know that Seun held the first ever bone marrow drive in Nigeria?)

I think it’s great that celebs take a step back to recognize talented everyday folks who need help. If Justin and Rihanna succeed, they will definitely change and alter the direction of Seun’s life. For those wanting to help Seun’s case, please register with DKMS: and read Seun’s personal blog, Nigeria2014.

For those wondering who’s that with Seun in the photo collage – that’s his gorgeous mother! And yes he’s taken! 😛

Here’s to Seun getting into the Olympics!

photo credits: getty//wireimage/Seun’s Blog

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