By Style Reporter
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to bite hard and ravage livelihoods, local hip-hop artiste King 98 has extended his commitment towards the welfare of the vulnerable members of society, reaching out to the elderly and orphans.
The youthful rapper spent the better part of last week donating groceries and cash to fellow artistes, who included Progress Chipfumo, drummer Sam Mataure and Gift “Shiga-Shiga” Katulika.
He also reached out to the elderly in high-density communities of Harare, donating food hampers worth $10 000.
Later in the week, King 98 drove to his rural home, Hokonya, in Chivhu where he also donated food hampers to 36 orphans and vulnerable children.
“I sacrificed the little money I had for my music production to assist some people whom I believe need assistance during this lockdown,” King 98 said.
“My mother taught me benevolence as the first principle.”
Last year, the 22-year-old musician released his debut 14-track album titled Francesca, a dedication to his mother.
He added on to his impressive catalogue through collaborating with the continent’s heavyweights, including South African Nasty C, LayLizzy of Mozambique and Nigerians Davido and Zlatan Ibile.
The former Watershed College student did a follow-up of the album Francesca with good quality visuals, including a video to a track titled Shoko where he features compatriot Ex-Q.
King 98 comes from a family of philanthropists.
His father Thompson Dondo is the brains behind the Alfred Dondo Foundation (ADF) — a charity organisation that takes care of 65 orphans and vulnerable children in Chikomba and Sadza districts in Mashonaland East province.