…. we provide life opportunities for the disadvantaged!

About AMF

Women’s Empowerment in Particular has been one of our Main Focus Points at Arise Monalisa Foundation.
The statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics paint a dismal picture of the employment situation in Nigeria.

More than half, about 54 per cent of youth population were unemployed in 2012 according to the released 2012 National Baseline Youth Survey Report.
“Out of this, this, females stood at 51.9 per cent compared to their male counterpart with 48.1 per cent were unemployed,’’ the report said.

We believe if you empower a woman, you empower a generation. To this end, we are developing several programmes across 2015 to empower women in both rural and urban centres across Nigeria.OUR VISION
To inspire hope and create opportunities

Meet The Founder

A multi-award winning screen and stage actress, producer, philanthropist, global influencer and TV show host.
MonaLisa Chinda-Coker’s career is cantered on inspiring change through unconventional productions that recalibrate society’s moral compass.

With an impressive body of work over the decades, Monalisa has been widely described as one of Nollywood’s top talent for her unique ability to interpret complex roles effortlessly. A graduate of theatre arts, Monalisa has been in the industry for over 20 years and starred in her first major movie role in 1996 (pregnant virgin). Since then, she has featured in over 200 movies and numerous stage productions.

Her immense contributions to Nigeria’s movie industry have been recognised by enjoyed brands, leading to various appointments as brand ambassador for; Globacom, Vita500, and the United Nations to name a few.

She has won several awards including Nollywood@20 E-Golden award for Outstanding character actress, NEGA 2012 Germany, Afro-Australian Music and Movie Award for Most Outstanding Actress 2010, African film awards UK 2009, and several others.

In 2011, she was crowned the face of port Harcourt-carnival Queen, in her hometown, Rivers state, Nigeria and in 2012, she became one of the first of four Nollywood actors to be featured on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine.

She is the founder of the Arise Monalisa Foundation (AMF), an Africa-based not-for-profit organisation renowned for inspiring hope by empowering young people and creating opportunities for the less privileged.

Youth Development

We work with various Organizations, School and Churches to access the young, and support them with mentoring or resources for a brighter future.

Women Empowerment

We have a network rich outreach system to support women, widows and women prisoners. We support financial empowerment for trade.


We work with varied Orphanages across Lagos to ease the burden of support within. Supplies are made and assistance provided.

We Provide Life Opportunities For The Disadvantaged​

To inspire hope and create opportunities

Our core values form the acronym CARE.
C – Creativity
A – Accountability
R – Responsibility
E – Excellence