We love Afrobeats here at Melanmag Towers and so perhaps we follow Afrobeats superstar Fuse ODG’s career a little too closely, but our surveillance was rewarded when we found out that the Ghanaian artist, best known for his hit songs ‘Antenna’ and ‘Dangerous Love’ (with Sean Paul) recently visited City Academy, a school in the heart of Birmingham, to inspire the next generation of creatives.
Fuse’s interest in the education and success of young people can be traced back to 2007, when he raised funds to build a primary school for children in Ghana. Today he is continuing his mission by raising funds to build a secondary school in Ghana to complete their education, and by inspiring students here in Britain as part of Punch’s BASS 2017.
Students screamed with excitement when Fuse ODG was welcomed onto the stage by City Academy Head teacher Tony Wilson, and sang along to his hit, ‘Million Pound Girl’, before the MOBO award winning singer took part in a Q&A with Year 11 music enthusiasts.
Inspiring the next generation and highlighting positive role models is something very close to our heart at Melanmag. No doubt this is the same for Fuse ODG, as he managed to find time for the visit in the middle of the week where he launched his brand new single, called ‘Boa Me’, featuring Ed Sheeran (and Mugeez) on chorus duties. We’ve had this song on repeat, you really should have a listen, if only to hear Ed singing in flawless Twi!
Keep being an inspiration Fuse ODG.