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07.07.2009 General News

Becca Set To Release Hit Single

By Daily Guide
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Sensational Ghanaian female Afro-pop artiste, Rebecca Acheampong aka Becca, is set to release her hit single this Thursday, July 9.

The single comes after the release of another hit single, Daa Ke Daa, and serves as a prelude to Becca's second album titled 'Time For Me' which is expected to be out in December this year.

In all, Becca is expected to release three singles on the upcoming album at a six weekly interval.

The second single will be released live on Y FM; however, the station will only play portions of the song exclusively on their network for the first time after which music fans who want to listen to the full version would have to dial 1595 on all mobile networks.

Apart from listening to the hit-song, music fans who dial 1595 would also be contributing to a laudable project Becca is undertaking.

Becca disclosed to BEATWAVES that she decided to embark on a fund raising project after an unpleasant experience she had in one of the local hospitals recently where a four-month-old baby died because the mother could not afford the medication cost of GH¢15.

According to her, the said mother, after reportedly sending the sick child to the hospital, was handed a prescription to buy certain drugs for urgent treatment. After collecting it, she left the hospital ostensibly to buy the needed drug only to return after several hours to find the child dead.

Interestingly, she came without the drug. It was at that stage she told the hospital staff that she could not raise the money for the drug after hours of fruitless search.

The woman's predicament touched Becca's heart to the extent that she decided to do something in her own small way as a prelude to an annual Children's Ball she wants to establish.

The maiden edition of the ball comes off in September this year and is targeted at corporate entities that can assist to pay health insurance for underprivileged children.

She intended to raise funds to pay for the health insurance fee for about 10,000 children nationwide this year.

It therefore came as no surprise when the World Bank Country Director for Ghana and Africa Region, upon hearing about Becca's vision, wholeheartedly agreed to support her by being a patron for the maiden edition of the Children's Ball.

To kick-start the project in her own small way, Becca said she has decided that henceforth, she would set aside a percentage of her album sales towards this worthy cause.

With a broad smile on her face, she noted that anybody who dials 1595 to listen to her singles would not only listen to good music but would be contributing to a worthy cause. By George Clifford Owusu

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