The Weeknd Donates $50,000 To Ethiopian Studies

Published: Monday 8th Aug 2016 by David

Fans of The Weeknd will know that the Canadian performer is of Ethiopian descent.

Today, those fans will also learn just how determined the entertainer is to share his culture with them and students at the University of Toronto.

The Bikila Awards committee reached out to the star to see if he would join them as they planned to raise funds for the school’s Ethiopic studies department.

He answered their call with a $50,000 cheque.



Unfamiliar with Ethiopian history?

The altruistic vocalist is still riding high on the wave that is his latest album ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ and its smash hit singles ‘The Hills’ and ‘Can’t Feel My Face.’

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  1. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? August 8, 2016

    Nice Abel.

  2. Fancy BISH August 8, 2016

    King Abel! He made $55 million this past year! So happy for him!

    • August 8, 2016

      Why do i get the feeling that you are saying something else, when you mention the 55 million$ that he made, what i’m getting from your comment is that, he made that much and only donated 50k, if so how much did you donate?

      • Fancy BISH August 8, 2016

        Why don’t you go back and read every comment I ever posted about The Weeknd on TGJ….$50,000 is a great amount of money! You’re just stirring the pot, but you’re not cooking lol

  3. ow Reddish tran ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuyiji August 8, 2016

    Good for him

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