EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Russell Simmons’ Secret For Successful Charity Bash: “Beautiful Girls + Rich Men”

Music mogul Russell Simmons hosted a charity bash called Angels for Africa at his home in New York’s financial district Wednesday night, and RadarOnline.com was there to bring you all the details from the star-studded bash.

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The party was held to benefit Shine On Sierra Leone, a non-profit that aims to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in West African country Sierra Leone. Simmons, a promotional genius, exclusively shared with RadarOnline.com’s Amy Scott his idea behind the swanky Manhattan bash: “We though if we got a whole bunch of beautiful girls, a whole lot of rich men would come, and they would raise us a whole lotta money for a really good cause.”

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He was right: Among the gorgeous guest list included 90s supermodel Christy Turlington and Celebrity Apprentice star/model Selita Ebanks, who herself became a spokeswoman for the cause after visiting Sierra Leone three years ago and being overwhelmed by the country’s poverty, infant mortality rate and war damage.

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“She’s smart, she’s really good at making things happen and I really appreciate it,” Simmons told RadarOnline.com of Ebanks.

Simmons, a noted philanthropist, is also affiliated with the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, and has contributed to a slew of other charities for kids and animals. He is currently a UN Goodwill Ambassador, as well.

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For more info about Shine On Sierra Leone, check out www.shineonsierraleone.org.

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