Fekky has inaugurated a foundation that aims to support the careers of young artists, athletes and entrepreneurs that are local to his home borough of Lewisham. The rapper announced the charity, which is named the C and C foundation after his two sons, on his Instagram account yesterday.
The organisation looks to provide their service through the use of workshops and courses. They are currently hiring between 5 and 10 board members, as well as educators and volunteers, in order to provide a fully comprehensive service. The charity will initially operate at a grass-roots level throughout Fekky’s home town, as the rapper aims to give back to those who raised him. According to the C and C foundation website, the rapper feels as though he must ‘pay his knowledge forward‘ because ‘he is now in a position to support his community‘.
Fekky took to Instagram to outline the motivations behind the charity. He aims to ‘plug‘ local starlets with ‘investment‘ to nourish musical talent similar to himself, or to support the progression of athletes that herald from Lewisham. He cited Anthony Joshua and Raheem Sterling as examples for his charity to follow. The charity’s outreach will eventually encompass the arts, mental health, regeneration and, the rapper admitted, he would eventually like to use the organisation to provide loans for small businesses. Fekky claimed that this was ‘just the start‘ for the C and C foundation and that he wants, above all, ‘to make a change‘ in his local community
The rapper has been a key figure within the London grime scene throughout the last decade. He earned a break with his single Ring Ring Trap, which was accompanied by a self-directed YouTube video. He remixed Dizzee Rascal to create his most infamous track, Still Sittin Here, and has also collaborated with Skepta on his 2014 hit Way Too Much. He has embarked on numerous headline tours, one of which was opened by American rapper, The Game. His work culminated with the 2017 album, El Clasico. The thrifty beginnings of his career contrast the heights he has reached, and, away from the new charity, he has already proven himself to be a role-model of hard graft.
Fekky signed off his announcement with an uplifting message, which urged fans to ‘stay positive‘. It was a poignant end to the communication which underlies the rapper’s desire to give something back, and demonstrates his social sensibility as well as the ultimate respect he holds for his community. The rapper’s venture with the C and C foundation mirrors the actions of fellow artists, such as last year’s Glastonbury headliner Stormzy, who aim to use their resources, platform and influence to affect substantial change over a commendable range of issues.
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#CCfoundation there’s so much speculation around all these organisations n charities I just decided to do my own ! So welcome to #CCfoundation and we will mean anything we say we will follow throw with it!… My first target will be my own borough of LEWISHAM to start with…. We wanna focus on ,help with talents such as music and arts , regeneration , mental health , community building , and hopefully get to a point where we can offer start up business loans… I have my own ideas but I believe the community isn’t one person so I’m looking for a board of 5 – 10 people from the area ( people can nominate people ) I am also reaching out to companies n businesses to invest in our fund the same way we support their brands.. and build em. I strongly feel investment should be plugged into the grass roots of areas that produce talents such as myself or a boxer like anthony Joshua or a footballer like Rahim sterling ; I really mean this and I want to make a change from the bottom of my heart ….this is just the start ! BUT the start is the important part… feel free to check out more info on our website www.ccfoundationorg.com or contact us via email email@example.com stay bless stay positive you are kings n queens never forget that