Hip hop star Tay Grin, who is in Reykjavik, Iceland, attending the Secret Solstice Festival, has taken advantage of his visit to hold a concert whose proceeds will be used to buy sanitary pads for needy girls in Malawi.
Tay Grin, real name Limbani Kalilani and also a He-for-She campaigner, told The Nation that he thought it wise to take the opportunity to raise funds for Malawian girls.
“With the help of Sawako Nevin, Michael Nevin the British Ambassador in Iceland, UN Women Iceland, ICEIDA and Crank Wheel, we had the event whose aim was to raise funds for sanitary pads for girls who are in school. In essence, the event was about promoting girls education,” he said.
First Lady of Iceland Eliza Reid attended the event, he said.
During the event Tay Grin said he will distribute the sanitary pads to needy girls when he returns home.
He, therefore, called upon Malawians of goodwill to donate to his cause by directly sending their contributions to Genet Malawi offices.
The artist added that as a champion and campaigner for gender equality and promotion of girls’ education, he takes advantage of every opportunity that goes his way to promote the same.
Said Tay Grin: “Everywhere I go in the world I always have Malawi at heart.”
Other artists who supported the event that took place at the Kex Hostel are Tiny, Iceland rapper and equalist, Hildur, Icelandic musician and feminist.
After attending the Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland, Tay Grin is expected to perform in Johannesburg on June 24 and Pretoria on June 25. He will fly to United States of America to perform in Dallas, Texas on July 1 and South Bend, Indiana on July 8. Tay Grin will finish his tour with a performance on July 29 in Ireland. n