Guinness #Made of Black ambassador Fuse ODG to raise funds for Ebola fight

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Ghanaian-British singer Fuse ODG has revealed that he will use

proceeds from his next music single to help fight the Ebola crisis in

Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

The multiple MOBO award winning artiste hopes that the disease can be

eradicated in these three affected West African countries where he

says he has some "friends and loyal fans".

"I hope from the bottom of my heart that the disease can be eradicated

in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

I've performed in two of the three countries currently hit by the

Ebola crisis, where I have friends and loyal fans, and will be

donating the proceeds from my next single to help tackle this issue,"

the Guinness #madeofblack Pan-African Ambassador said in a statement.

The singer revealed this after turning down an offer to join the Sir

Bob Geldof-led Band Aid 30 to compose a song to raise funds to fight


The lyrics of the Sir Bob Geldof-led Band Aid 30 song titled "Do They

Know It's Christmas?" according to Fuse ODG were not in line with his

belief adding that it portrays a negative image of Africa hence his

decision to opt out.

"Saying no to Bob Geldof is one of the hardest decisions I have had to

make this year".

According to Fuse ODG, although he is not disputing Band Aid's good

intentions, he did not agree with the lyrics, such as the lines "Where

a kiss of love can kill you and there's death in every tear", and

"There is no peace and joy in West Africa this Christmas".

For the past four years I have gone to Ghana at Christmas for the sole

purpose of peace and joy. So for me to sing these lyrics would simply

be a lie," he added.

The Antenna music man has his own This Is New Africa (T.I.N.A)

movement and decided to be a Guinness #madeofblack Ambassador because

it celebrates Africa and Africans in a positive way. His single

T.I.N.A. is currently trending on the UK Top 40 playlist and is yet to

release his new single, proceeds from which will go to help fight the

Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Since the start of the outbreak in March, Ebola has killed over 5,000

persons, a situation which worries Fuse ODG.

Credit: Ghanaweb

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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