The Weeknd Donates $556 Million To Ethiopia

Ethiopian-born Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and producer, "The Weeknd", real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, has proven to

Ethiopian-born Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and producer, “The Weeknd,” real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, has proven himself time and time again to be a philanthropist. The native of Toronto has just donated $ 1 million (over 556.5 million FCFA) to Ethiopia. To what end?

Canadian artist Abel Makkonen Tesfaye aka “The Weeknd” continues to prove his philanthropy. The native of Toronto has just donated $ 1 million (over 556.5 million FCFA) to efforts to fight hunger in Ethiopia, in the midst of the ongoing internal conflict in the country and more specifically in Tigray. The artist broke news of the donation via their respective social media channels on Sunday, April 4, urging others to follow suit.

“My heart breaks for my Ethiopian people as innocent civilians ranging from small children to the elderly are senselessly murdered and entire villages displaced by fear and destruction,” wrote The Weeknd. "I will donate $ 1 million (over 556.5 million FCFA) to provide 2 million meals through the United Nations World Food Program and encourage those who can to donate too," he said. he concluded, adding that the donation link for those interested would be in his biography.

The conflict in the Tigray region, which has left many innocent civilians displaced or dead, stems from tensions between the Addis Ababa government and rebels from the Tigray People's Liberation Front (FLPT). Last month, in an internal US government report obtained by The New York Times , Ethiopian officials were described as "carrying out a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing" in the Tigray region.

This is not a first for "The Weeknd", whose two parents migrated from Ethiopia to Canada a few decades ago. The Canadian artist has already lent a hand to other humanitarian efforts such as helping in the fight against Covid-19 and racial justice causes such as “Black Lives Matter” and the “Know Your Rights” camp. Colin Kaepernick ”. He also donated 300,000 dollars (167 million FCFA) to Lebanon to help those affected by the explosion in Beirut.

 
 

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In The Night 04 March 2016
Might Not 05 March 2016
Prisoner (Tomsize Remix) 25 August 2016
Starboy 29 September 2016
False Alarm 14 October 2016
Drunk In Love (Everlake Remix) 23 October 2016
Starboy (Kygo Remix) 12 November 2016
Starboy 12 November 2016
Can't Feel My Face (Severo & Derra Remix) 26 November 2016
Starboy (Nathan Thomson & Ollie Iles Bootleg) 11 December 2016
I Feel It Coming 15 December 2016
The Weeknd - Party Monster (Vevo Presents) 21 December 2016
Reminder 21 December 2016
False Alarm 21 December 2016
Sidewalks 21 December 2016
Secrets/can't Feel My Face 21 December 2016
Intro/starboy 21 December 2016
The Hills 21 December 2016
S T A R B O Y (Neus Remix) 12 January 2017
Party Monster 13 January 2017
Reminder 17 February 2017
I Feel It Coming 11 March 2017
Some Way 04 April 2017
Lust For Life 20 April 2017
Lust For Life 23 May 2017
Secrets 13 June 2017
A Lie 15 July 2017
Unfazed 26 August 2017
Curve 14 September 2017
In The Night (Jasper Dietze & Aaron Richards Remix) 25 January 2018
Pray For Me 03 February 2018
Pray For Me (Beauz Remix) 23 February 2018
Pray For Me 02 March 2018
Pray For Me 09 March 2018
Come Thru 25 March 2018
Call Out My Name 13 April 2018
Wake Up (Crankdat Remix) 18 October 2018
Lost In The Fire 18 January 2019
Lost In The Fire (R3Hab Remix) 03 February 2019
Lost In The Fire 12 February 2019
Starboy (Kygo Remix) 10 March 2019
Price On My Head 23 March 2019
Price On My Head 23 March 2019
Price On My Head 27 March 2019
Price On My Head 29 March 2019
Power Is Power 06 May 2019
Heartless 27 November 2019
Heartless 27 November 2019
Blinding Lights 29 November 2019
Blinding Lights 06 December 2019
Starboy 20 January 2020

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