“Fighting corruption begins with what we teach our children.”

Onyinye Ough, Executive Director, Step Up Nigeria

Emeka’s Money Is Winning!

We are pleased to announce to you that our beloved Emeka’s Money Animated Film has been officially selected out of an array of social impact films across Africa for the Silicon Valley African Film Festival 2020 Award and the Africa Film for Impact Festival 2020

Emeka’s Money is scheduled to screen at the Silicon Valley African Film Festival on the 10th of October, 2020. The film will also screen at the Africa Film for Impact Festival on the 3rd-7th of November, 2020. Both events will be held virtually due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. at the Africa Film for Impact Festival on 3rd-7th of November, 2020.

Get Your Ticket to attend SVAFF 2020 here
Get Your Ticket to attend AFFIF 2020 here


Fighting corruption begins with what we teach our children.

Fighting corruption begins with what we teach our children. A simple but powerful belief, which has been the driving force behind Step Up Nigeria’s ‘Catch Them Young’ Initiative‘. Our initiative has gone from strength to strength. As a result of this success, we are delighted that Emeka’s Money – a short animated film about corruption, is now available to watch on Step Up TV. We are grateful for support from the MacArthur Foundation and an excellent partnership with Basement Animation in Lagos.

Step Up Nigeria launched Emeka’s Money – the short animated film with an accompanying song “We must do better”. Written by Angelo Anosike, composed by Rodney Abia, and performed by Oluwaseyi Fajimi with Esther Odogu.

Find out more about Emeka’s Money the book and where you can get a copy. Also make sure you subscribe to Step Up TV and follow Step Up Nigeria on twitter to get the latest updates.


Introducing Our Covid-19 & Integrity Campaign #Covid19AndIntegrity

Together, we can beat Coronavirus in Nigeria by acting with integrity.#Covid19AndIntegrity

– Onyinye Ough, ED, Step Up Nigeria

As Nigeria tackles Coronavirus, collective effort is needed to ensure that we reduce spread of the virus. Everyone has a role to play and citizens must support government’s effort to tackle the virus. We must act with integrity doing the right thing all the time even when no one is looking or everyone else is doing the wrong thing.

To successfully limit the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, citizens must be transparent and act with integrity at all times. Stay home if you can, if you have to move around, stay safe, observe good hand and personal hygiene, adhere to the guidelines of the lockdown protocol and keep a safe distance from other people.

To amplify the importance of integrity, We have also commenced a special series on our podcast on #Covid19&Corruption. Visit our BLOG to listen to our most recent episodes. Here are some examples of cases in Nigeria where a lack of integrity on the part of 1 individual has led to the infection and eventual death of other Nigerians.


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