The Weeknd is helping a medical facility in East Africa fund a new clinic, Hype Life Magazine has learned.
The “Starboy” superstar has donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children’s medical facility in Budondo, Uganda.
The Weeknd was inspired to support the center after learning of his friend French Montana’s work with Global Citizen and Mama Hope to help raise awareness for Suubi and the people of Uganda.
Montana has been spreading the word through his #Unforgettable Dance video which is touted as a “call to action to raise awareness for the needs of Suubi and the people of Uganda.”
In March, Montana traveled to Uganda to shoot the “Unforgettable” music video.
Once he landed in Uganda, Montana met with the founders of the Suubi Center, and spoke with community members about some of the challenge that they face (especially new mothers and babies).
Montana also donated $100,000 to Suubi and launched an online campaign called #Unforgettable that has helped fund a blood bank, premature incubators, cribs and other maternity supplies.
The Moroccan rapper is now challenging others (including some of his musical peers like The Weeknd) to make donations to help pay for the new maternity center.