The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has distanced itself from a fundraising campaign led by Opeyemi Falegan, ex-lover of Nkechi Blessing, the Nollywood actress.


On Friday, the politician had called for support for his foundation known as Opeyemi David Falegan (ODF) in a post via his Instagram page.

In the post, he claimed that his foundation, in partnership with UNICEF, recently raised funds for those affected by the war in Ukraine.

“We were able to raise 61pounds for the people of Ukraine through @unicef , this is for the people of Ukraine who passed through alot of dysfunctional/ disheartening situations in recent times,” he wrote.


“The donation has ended today and we want to thank our donators/supporters for this nice gesture and also service to humanity. God bless you @unicef for being a platform to be used, and kindly don’t forget about ODF foundation @odf_foundation also needs your support aswell.”

But in a statement via its page, UNICEF denied the alleged partnership with his foundation.

“Scam alert: UNICEF Nigeria is aware of a fictitious donation drive to raise funds for UNICEF. Please be aware that all legitimate campaigns for donations are hosted on the UNICEF website and verified social media pages,” UNICEF said.


Falegan and Blessing have been in the public eye since they announced their split in a controversial manner on Thursday.

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