Monday, January 13, 2014

Nigerian Mayor sings Reggae to raise funds for charity; Mojo Morgan adds his voice to the project

Major Chimbiko Iche Akarolo
Chimbiko Iche Akarolo became Mayor of Port Harcourt, the third largest city in Nigeria and seven (7) years after being married. But within three (3) months of taking office tragedy struck, the Mayor lost his devout wife during childbirth due to a poor health system.

Through this tragedy music became the bridge between politics, philanthropy and a foundation.  Chimbiko Iche Akarolo's formed CAF (Caroline Akarolo Foundation), which began as a memorial in honour of the Mayor's late wife who passed August 28, 2011, to support pregnant women and childcare.

Mojo Morgan adds his voice to the cause                           Through their travels, musicians are often privileged to meet persons from all walks of life, hardcore fans, music lovers, politicians and even the occasional royalty.  Bonding through music, Mojo Morgan, the youngest band member of Morgan Heritage's while journeying in Nigeria, became acquainted with Port Harcourt Mayor Chimbiko Iche Akarolo and learnt of his most tragic circumstance.  

Although it is quite unorthodox for his position as a Major, Chimbiko Akarolo decided to
Mojo Morgan
raise funds singing reggae for charity. As a universal language, the major choose to promote the ideals of his foundation through music under the label, C-Strokes.
Combining his love of music, philanthropy and own vision of lending support to malaria patients, Mojo Morgan decided to lend his voice, talent, compassion and heart to a worthy project. 

Through the Heritage Grown Productions,  Mojo Mogan added his voice to the remix of lead single "It's All About You" that will be featured on an upcoming album entitled "Reality (Love and Life)" on the C-Strokes label, an official project of Chimbiko's foundation.
C-Strokes' music touches emotionally where words alone can not express.  All proceeds from Chimbiko's music will be donated to the CAF charity.  With the help and new collaboration with Heritage Grown Productions, sub Saharan African will witness great support for motherhood and childcare in 2014 and beyond.

~Contributed~