- Talented musician The Weeknd has donated a whopping $1 million to Ethiopia
- The musician, who is of Ethiopian descent, said the money will be used to provide 2 million meals to displaced Ethiopians
- The singer encouraged other people who have money to donate and help the innocent people of Ethiopia
The Weeknd has donated $1 million to Ethiopia. The musician, who is of Ethiopian descent, took to Instagram to share the good news.
The superstar partnered with the World Food Program USA, a UN World Food Programme affiliate, to send over the money toward relief efforts to the country. The Weeknd wrote:
"My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia as innocent civilians ranging from small children to the elderly are being senselessly murdered and entire villages are being displaced out of fear and destruction." He encouraged others who can donate to do so.
Social media users have shared mixed reactions to The Weeknd's donation. Check out some of their comments below:
"This is awesome. Thank you for caring for our world."
"You’re an angel. That’s why we stan you."
"What a king, donating once again for a great cause."
"Thank you for using your platform for good, this is a very important topic more celebs need to talk about.
"A genocidal war has been waged on the people of #Tigray by #Ethiopia and #Eritrea for more than 5 months now and tens of thousands civilians got killed, up to seventy thousand people fled to Sudan and millions are displaced inside #Tigray. Thank you @theweeknd."
"Yes... Bro it's good to give donations for your Motherland!!!!
"Humanity, thanks my brother, long live."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Jay-Z's name trended high on Twitter on April Fool's Day, 1 April after an alleged tracklist for his new album featuring African rappers went viral on the app.
Even Nasty C took to Instagram and shared the tracklist of the US rapper's supposed new album titled Ascension. The 16-track "album" features other US superstars such as Beyoncé, H.E.R and Rick Ross.
The Africa-themed project features big artists from the African continent including Nasty C, Olamide, Sarkodie and Femi Kuti.
Nasty took to Instagram late on Thursday and posted the tracklist. He did not caption it. He has since deleted it. Some social media users fell for the prank while others did not believe the news at all.
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