US singer-song-writer John Legend’s name became internationally recognized with the Billboard Hot 100 number one single “All of Me” in 2013. He had won the Academy Award, Grammy Award, Golden Globe Award and Tony Award up to today.
Legend is dedicated to alleviate the problem of poverty in less developed countries since he was greatly inspired by the book “The End of Poverty” that he went to Ghana personally to learn more regarding the issue. The singer than found the Show Me Campaign, partnering with the Millennium Promise Alliance, not only they started the Poverty Action Tour in universities across US to mobilize people to fight poverty in 2008, they provide safe water points, set up clinics, free meals for school children and distribute mosquito nets to prevent diseases spread through the pest for African villages in need.
Legend also involves in disaster relief campaign such as Tide Loads of Hope and campaigns promoting human rights including The Gentlemen’s Fund.
Cause supported: Poverty, Children, Disaster relief
Source of Information: Look to the stars
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