He says the Obamas made him do it and had they asked us, we’d do it, too!
‘It’s going to be fire!’ is how Chicago native, Chance the Rapper has described the upcoming Obama Foundation Summit where he is serving as curator. Because when the former US First Couple calls, you say yes, naturally.
With a mission to empower and inspire people to be the changemakers this world desperately needs, on 31 October and 1 November, the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit is set to host civic leaders from around the world and provide them with the platform to exchange ideas and find creative and much-needed solutions to common problems.
It’s a chance to engage in citizenship in the city of Chicago, where the rapper and producer he has been active since rising to the top of his game. Earlier this year, he donated US$1 million to the city’s public school system to help nurture creativity, having been educated in the very system that is struggling with funding.
‘There’s a lot of great things going on in Chicago, and I love the collaborative effort of being able to be at some of these talks to hear what people have going on and how I fit in,’ he notes in the Obama Foundation Summit video.
Equally, all eyes are on the closing concert on 1 November, where his talents are set to shine alongside Gloria Estefan and The National, with more names to be revealed in the coming days.
Diarise 1 November at 8.30pm Chicago time (3:30 am 2 November, South African time) and tune in to Obama.org where the concert is set to be live-streamed.