JULIETTA GIVES 20% OF RECORD PROCEEDS TO CHARITY
'The reason we have two hands is so we can have one to our self and the other hand for helping others'. These were the words of Julietta on 24th of September at the Down Syndrome Association in Nigeria, where she put to realization her promise to give 10% of all proceeds from her album to the association and another 10% to the motherless baby's home.
The Down Syndrome children obviously excited to have guests danced joyously to 'Ekweme' one of the songs from Julietta's album, and when the music stopped, they were told their guest was the one who sang the song, they clapped thunderously and about two of them walked up to Julietta, shook her hands and told her she is a very tight singer.
The one time Lawyer and Banker turned gospel artiste released her first album with 10tracks 'Amen' on August 7th, 2010 at the Muson center in Onikan Lagos. She also rendered for the first time the song she wrote for Nigeria, 'God bless Nigeria'.
Speaking on why she has chosen to go all out for charity Julietta says 'charity is something that has been a part of me since I was very small, because if those in a charitable state were given an opportunity to choose, they would have chosen to be in a better state, so we should not assume we are better that them, but do all we can to make them feel better. So what I did with my album is not just songs to inspire people but give them an opportunity to do something for charity.
The highlight of the day was the presentation of a cheque by Julietta to the association; this was followed by a lot of smile and applause from the crowd.
This event also did not leave people's stomachs the same way as food packs and drinks were served to all present, courtesy of Julietta.
Lagos | Nigeria
September 28, 2010