Madam Esther Osakwe known in showbiz as Lady E, a US-based Gospel Singer has committed herself to using her music talent to help families and the less-privileged impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lady E, who is also a Gospel Song Writer, Worship Minister and Belle Personality with the goal to sharing and spreading the goodness of Christ around the world, said “it was a personal vision to feed the poor, heal the world and above all instill in everyone that life is bigger than us.”
Speaking in an online interview with the Ghana News Agency, She said the COVID-19 pandemic that has plagued the world today had not only brought about economic stagnation, but has demoralised the citizens of many countries.
Lady E said medical practitioners and other frontline staff were playing a pivotal role in taking care of the sick, men of God were on their knees praying for a God-given relief, and many others were using their talents to provide relief for those they could reach and touch.
She therefore, joined the many efforts at providing various African Communities including; Ghana, Liberia, and many others in West Africa with basic essentials to meet their basic survival needs.
Lady E said she could relate since she was once living that life and that she was ready to help the underprivileged communities to stay home and stop the spread of the COVID-19 in Africa.
Lady E’s strategy is to use her platform to spread the love of Christ through Music, and empower the less privileged to stand up and lead in encouraging others in solving bigger systemic and humanitarian problems to improve people’s health and way of life.
She urged everyone to live a responsible life to minimize harm on society and events of life.
Sharing her insight into the pandemic she said “Poor and Hungry lives are at risk of COVID-19 because they cannot stay at home or work from home like high tech workers would.”
She said: “One of the known problems Africans face through the years is that despite a wealth of natural resources, many are marginally poor.
These poverty-stricken populations live in densely populated neighborhoods in overpopulated homes, where isolation could be a challenge should a member of the household be infected,” Lady E noted.
She said due to poverty, families faced the challenges of the virus and hunger.
Lady E said her foundation (Lady E Foundation) in collaboration with the World Association for Community Empowerment (WACE) planned to solicit help from Africans living abroad and all others that could help bridge the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
She said they would raise money during virtual concerts and Church performances in support of low-income people who cannot afford to take time off to go the social distance and look for sponsorship opportunities to support media communication efforts needed to garner donations and distribution of supplies.
To inform people about this humane endeavor, there will be a consolidated communication campaign on the internet to solicit help and a nationalwide media (TV, radio, internet) campaign in African countries to provide help to the needy.