Ready D and his wife, Malikah Daniels, recently joined the Man Up campaign and they are so passionate about the effort that Malikah, a force to be reckoned with behind her steering wheel, has had her drift car wrapped in the official campaign branding. Malikah’s drift car has gone for a complete make-over and has been wrapped to carry on the message of the Man Up campaign for the next few months.
Dubbed “Soenat, Just Doenit” The Man Up Campaign in Cape Town kicked off on Wednesday, at a special edition car show at Atlantic Studios in Montague Gardens.
Man Up is an awareness campaign which encourages young men to volunteer for medical male circumcision because it is more hygienic, it reduces a man’s chances of contracting HIV and other STI’s and it reduces cervical cancer for their female partners.
The campaign has had a successful run since its inception in 2017 and has helped create awareness and provide information about the benefits of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC). Many South African actors and artists have supported its plight, including Chad Saaiman, Christian Bennett and Quanita Adams, Khaya Mthetwha and Thembi Seete, to name a few.
Other famous faces Boeta Joe and Boeta Gamat were Malikah’s first guests to get a chance to take a spin in the Man Up wheels.
Says Ready D: “Working on the Man Up campaign is a humbling experience as it is a great opportunity for us to learn about health-related challenges that men face. We feel that the education and awareness needs to reach the full spectrum of our communities. It is exciting to roll out the campaign and introduce it to a scene that’s passionate about cars and music.
Having Malikah Daniels on board with her drift car is symbolic of the important role that women play when helping to support and encourage their guys to take the necessary steps to ensure that their health is taken care of, and get circumcised. We are grateful to be a part of such an important campaign.”
So what is the Man Up campaign about?
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision has many benefits including increased hygiene and cleanliness, it reduces your chances of contracting HIV by 60%, it reduces cervical cancer in female partners of circumcised men and it reduces penile cancer.
The procedure takes 15 – 20 minutes under local anaesthetic and men that have gone for the procedure say that it is not painful and only felt slight discomfort during the healing phase. It’s quick, safe and FREE.
To book a safe and free circumcision, SMS your full name to 35255 and a trained counsellor will call you back. SMS is Free. Alternatively you can whatsapp Man Up on 0648779051 or message us on Facebook @ManUpJustdoenit