Delectable movie icon, Monalisa Chinda, after her hope was dashed by the serial heart breaker, Lanre Nzeribe, went to Kirikiri maximum prison, female wing, to celebrate her birthday.
She was there on Sunday 15th September 2013 and trust the Nollywood superstar, Monalisa lit up the hearts of female prisoners at the yard in Apapa, Lagos with an exhilarating charity visit which lasted several hours.
Aside making an unannounced donation with various items including food stuffs, clothes, under wears, toiletries, perfumes, provisions and the likes through her foundation, Arise Monalisa Foundation, the multiple award-winning actress took her time to interact and encourage the prison inmates who were overjoyed to receive her.
“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.” she said while giving her words of advice to them.
Some of the prison inmates couldn’t help their teardrops as she continued. “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.”
She also shared a word of prayer as she bonded with the beaming inmates who couldn’t contain their joy and excitement. Though the inmates were not allowed be photographed, they all had a great time bonding with Monalisa who made a commitment to regularly visit and send items to them from henceforth.