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Adekunle Gold set to support charity foundations for children with sickle cell



After spending time with children with sickle cell, Adekunle Gold reveals intention to donate to charity organizations aimed at helping them.

The singer shared his sickle cell status at a recent show performance in London.

He revealed that it has been quite a difficult journey while growing up, going in and out of the hospital because of the disease.

Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold.

Even though he constantly encourages others living with it during his shows, he knows it is not enough and has decided to partner with charity to help children with sickle cell.

In his words;

“It took me years to finally be able to share publicly that I was born with Sickle Cell. Over the last 2 years I have spoken about this disease during my performances but I realise that more needs to be done.
Every year over 100,000 children are born with Sickle Cell in Nigeria alone. Sickle Cell has no cure, it is highly under researched because it largely affects West Africans.
This weekend was very emotional for me, met children living with the disease, spoke with parents who are finding it hard to cope amidst the economic crisis in the country.

Thank you to @samiupdate and @sicklecellfoundationng for the work you are doing.

I am inspired by the touching stories and encounters I had last weekend and I want to ensure that all the independent organisations doing the vital work, outreach and research needed to fight Sickle Cell receive the resources and support that they desperately need.

To my Champions, if I can do it, you can do it too.


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