Veteran dancehall artiste Bounty Killer has made headlines recently – but not for entertainment.
The Grammy award-winning act has done extensive work through his Bounty Killer Foundation to help society’s most needy.
Last weekend, a very relaxed but determined Bounty made his way to #OurSons – an interactive session for boys and young men – in an effort to play his part in positively impacting at-risk youth.
Following closely on the heels of his massive contribution to the Kingston Public Hospital on Labour Day, which included more than 60 gallons of paint, beds, air-conditioning units and a host of other amenities, the ‘ghetto gladiator’ shifted gear to speak with more than 300 youngsters at Ballaz Liberty Academy in St Andrew during mentorship sessions.
In an effort to steer youngsters towards positive engagement and development, the artiste chatted one on one with lucky participants.
Now in its second year, the event, carried under the theme ‘Believe the Ball’, urged participants to trust life’s processes, likening it to the ups and downs of sports.
Bounty Killer plans to take his cause even further.
“I am committed to giving back in a major way, and I believe that those who can help should help. Interacting with the boys today, I hope that I made a positive impact and gave them something to think about, something I hope will change their lives the way music changed mine,” explained the artiste.
Sagicor, the Office of the Children’s Advocate, Ballaz International Football Club, Phase 3, First Rock Capital, Supreme Ventures, Creative Media & Events Ltd, Dub Jamaica Academy, KFC Jamaica and Aldor sponsored the event.