Recently, Nigerian British rapper Blak Twang was involved in an innovative social inclusion programme, aimed at taking young people off the streets, and away from violent crimes .
In this project, Mobo award winner Blak Twang, music legend Judd Lander (Karma Chameleon), and rising R&B star Rian Peters, have been engaged by "Arsenal in the Community", to coordinate a mass of young people in the North London community into a singing group under the name "London Kids".
London Kids' first track (just released), targeted at the pop charts, is a version of UB40 classic "Sing our own song", re-written by Blak Twang and leader of the "Arsenal in the Community" Kickz Project, John Keyes, to drive a serious message about the devastating effect that weapons can have in ruining lives and destroying families.
"Arsenal in the Community" is the social and talent engagement department of Arsenal football club PLC. For 25 years, the orgnisation has offered young people the opportunity to play football, as well as other educational, social inclusion and employment programmes, including the upgrade of local football facilities to world standards.
Born Tony Olabode, Blak Twang grew up in Deptford, Lewisham, South East London, and has performed around the world since the mid 1990s. Today he is a cornerstone of UK rap.
Enjoy the London Kids video "Song Our Own Song", below.
Dave Matthews to raise Seahawks Super Bowl flag today
South African-American rock musician Dave Matthews has been given the honorary role of hoisting the Seahawks 12th man flag during a pre-super bowl event in Seattle holding today. Dave and his band the Dave Matthews band will lead Seattle in cheering ...
Dave Matthews Band announces summer tour dates
South African born-American rock lead singer Dave Matthews last week announced the tour dates of his famous rock band the "Dave Matthews Band" (DMB). In an interview with Radio.com the American Rock singer said the band is working on world class ...
Femi Kuti, 2face Idibia, Sound Sultan in upcoming single
Grammy nominated Nigerian musician Femi Kuti is set to release a new track titled "Politics na Big Business" featuring 2face Idibia and Sound sultan. Femi Kuti announced this good news to excited fans on Wednesday through his twitter page. This will ...
Video: Akon, Mickey Rourke feature in movie "Black November"
Senegalese born musician Akon is featuring in a Nigerian themed movie "Black November". The film tells the story of the trials and tribulations that a Niger delta community goes through, as a result of its oil wells -- its blessings and its curse. The ...