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Antonio Banderas shares the story of his new fragrance

 Antonio Banderas shares the story of his new fragrance

You might have seen his irresistible good looks, all guns and swords ablaze on the big screen - but much loved actor Antonio Banderas has a softer side.

 Named after young Aids activist Nkosi Johnson, the Nkosi’s Haven charity has offered care and support for mothers and children affected by HIV/Aids since 1999.

With a passion to share and inspire, Antonio’s travelling exhibition titled ‘Women in Gold’, not only reflects his admiration and respect for women, but a keen artistic eye.

Acting mainly in Spanish films early on in his career, Antonio’s big break came when he starred alongside Tom Hanks in the acclaimed Aids related film - Philadelphia.

Next up on Antonio’s busy four day visit, was a fundraiser dinner where some of his photographic art works would be auctioned off to a host of celebrity and corporate guests - who were eager to open their wallets and help raise funds and support the cause Johannesburg did - with a spirit of fun and generosity.

As guest of honor and the driving force behind the fundraiser, it was time for the man of the moment to express his gratitude.

A few inspiring art works created by children from Nkosi’s Haven were also on auction - and true to his style, Antonio did not hesitate to open his own wallet.

With an impressive 1.2 million rand raised  – Antonio showed us how to combine business and charity for a good cause.
 
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