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Diddy to finance French Montana’s initiative in Uganda to the tune of Sh 714 million

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World’s richest rapper Sean John Combs ‘Diddy’ has announced plans to finance rapper French Montana’s initiative in Uganda.

French Montana started an initiative to bring maternal healthcare to rural Uganda in 2017 when he visited the country. The Moroccan-American hip hop star ‘Unforgettable Healthcare Campaign’ which is expanding and improving the Suubi “Hope” Health Center in Uganda.

French Montana partnered with the non-profit Mama Hope and Global Citizen to started the initiative after he filmed the video for his hit ‘Unforgettable’ in Kampala.

Montana featured the famous Ugandan Ghetto Kids in his music video. The American rapper even flew the kids to America to perform at the 2017 BET award gala in Los Angeles.

French Montana with Ghetto Kids. Photo/Courtesy

Diddy, who has signed French Montana to his Bad Boy Records, has decided to finance Montana’s ‘Unforgettable Healthcare Campaign’ to the tune of $200,000 or 714 million Ugandan shillings.

“I’ve always said my purpose is to inspire and empower the next generation to become great leaders – and to honor their hustle along the way,” Diddy tells Rolling Stone. “In addition to passing the torch to French, I’m showing my support for the work he is doing in Uganda. Not only will Ciroc be donating $100,000 to support the organization Mama Hope, I am matching the donation so that our stories and successes can benefit as many people as possible,” Diddy was quoted by American site Rolling Stone.

Diddy’s donation follows contributions from French Montana and Canadian singer the Weeknd. French Montana and the Weeknd both donated  $100,000 or 357 million Ugandan shillings.

French Montana and Diddy. Photo/Courtesy

The total $400,000 / Ush 1.4 billion donated by Diddy, French Montana and the Weeknd will be used towards building a prenatal care clinic and a birth house at the maternal healthcare facilities. The money is also be used to purchase a new ambulance at the Suubi Health Center which serves a rural population in Budondo, Uganda.

“It’s important to give back, it’s important to be an agent of change. That’s a core part of being down with the Bad Boy family,” Diddy says in a video PSA announcing his donation.

French Montana also aims to continue his philanthropic efforts in his native Morocco. That initiative will be linked to the release of his upcoming video for “Famous.”

 

 

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