Madonna, Gucci raise $5.5m to help Malawi flood victims

US pop star Madonna and rapper Gucci Mane have raised $5.5 million from ticket sales and live auction to be channeled towards Malawians who have been affected by weeks of floods.The funds were raised during an event dubbed A Night to Benefit Malawi and UNICEF held in New York.

Charity star: Madonna raise money for Malawi flood victims
Charity star: Madonna raise money for Malawi flood victims
Flooded Malawi
Flooded Malawi

According to a statement from Raising Malawi on Friday, the proceeds will be split equally between the US Fund for UNICEF and Madonna’s organisation Raising Malawi.

“After passing through the red carpet, guests entered the cocktail area to view the photographs of Kristen Ashburn, a documentary photographer, whose work has taken her to southern Africa to capture the impact of AIDS in the region,” it said.

Guests at the sold-out event included musicians Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, rap mogul Sean Combs, actor Tom Cruise, musicians Nelly Furtado, Keri Hilson and Gwen Stefani, Donald and Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and music producer Pharrel Williams.

They entered a Gucci-inspired amphitheater dinner room for a dinner catered by Olivier Cheng.

They were welcomed to their seats by African drummers and a live performance by the African Children’s Choir, it said.

Raising Malawi has been dedicated to bringing an end to the extreme poverty and hardship endured by the country’s 1 million orphans, over half of whom have been orphaned by AIDS.

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nenazako
nenazako
5 years ago

bola asadyenso ngati zija anadya zija za Academy

Aem
Aem
5 years ago

I looked up the event mentioned, it happened in 2008. This article is not accurate. I knew that the minute I saw the name Jennifer Lopez and Marc together. Lol. And it was Gucci this event was held with not Gucci Mane.

Chembe
Chembe
5 years ago

Imran,can’t blame you for being judgemental but that’s what makes Americans great and different

brutsha
brutsha
5 years ago

Imraan Sadik @11 you sound conservative .Yes, Madonna might have used wicked means to raise money to help the flood victims. Well and good. Would you then use your conventional ways to raise money to assist the flood victims? Sounds more of a commentator than a player. You see, it’s easier for a commentator to suggest the best way to play the ball yet if given a chance to enter the field of play, he can hardly perform the same.

Adamson Austin Kapezi snr.

We say thank you to Madonna and people of United States of America for timely donation to flood victims of Malawi.

Imraan Sadick
5 years ago

It’s not always about money,we must also think why the event attracted a lot of people and managed to source such huge amount of money “simple logic”. Madonna has a tendency of showing off what her mama gave her(showing off nipples,and her baby bum to attract huge crowd)
I don’t think making money in this way is appropriate,if she’s using her nakedness to make quick MITAS what’s the difference between her and a Pros?

Malawiboy
Malawiboy
5 years ago
Reply to  Imraan Sadick

I don’t believe either Madonna’s nipples or behind were on display at the dinner. If she raised 5.5 million dollars to help in this critical moment, good on her and God bless. You, what have you done? Put your money where your mouth is. Put up or shut up.

ujeni
5 years ago

Osati za ma Davido zanuzo, useless, Madonna thank you so much. Malawians are so silly the give red carpet to a boy from Nigeria kikikiki

sd
sd
5 years ago

Great stuff

Reality wisegel
5 years ago

Thanx our mama Madonna…osati foolish governmene and Meyors mxie…giving red carpet to the nigga Davido…kkkkk idiots..whats impact is he bringing to poor malawianz.Instead u will pay him huge somes of tax payers money..head like rizard..

KANGAANJOBVU
KANGAANJOBVU
5 years ago

Many thanks a dona

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