“If I can do it, you can do it too”- Adekunle Gold set to support charity foundations for children with sickle cell

Following his interaction with children affected by sickle cell disease, Adekunle Gold has announced his intention to contribute to charity organizations that focus on assisting them.

At a recent performance in London, the singer opened up about his own sickle cell status and the struggles he endured while growing up, frequently being hospitalized due to the illness.

Despite his ongoing efforts to uplift individuals living with sickle cell, he recognizes the importance of additional support and has made the decision to work with charities to aid these children.

In his words;

“It took me years to finally be able to share publicly that I was born with Sickle Cell. Over the last 2 years I have spoken about this disease during my performances but I realise that more needs to be done.
Every year over 100,000 children are born with Sickle Cell in Nigeria alone. Sickle Cell has no cure, it is highly under researched because it largely affects West Africans.
This weekend was very emotional for me, met children living with the disease, spoke with parents who are finding it hard to cope amidst the economic crisis in the country.

Thank you to @samiupdate and @sicklecellfoundationng for the work you are doing.

I am inspired by the touching stories and encounters I had last weekend and I want to ensure that all the independent organisations doing the vital work, outreach and research needed to fight Sickle Cell receive the resources and support that they desperately need.

To my Champions, if I can do it, you can do it too.


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