Entertainment of 2013-12-08

Nii Okine launches project to save 10 children with heart diseases

Ghanaian gospel musician, Nii Okine, has launched a project to save ten children with heart diseases as he marks ten years of his ministry.

The musician hopes to raise enough funds to support the surgeries of ten children with heart problems with his 'Mokobe @10 Saving Hearts Project'.

Nii Okine signed an MOU with the Ghana Heart Foundation at the Oak Plaza Hotel in Accra Wednesday, for the project to take off.

He told Joy News in an interview that "the song that I set off my music career with, 'Mokobe' is ten years old this year and we are grateful to God for how far he has brought us and that is why we decided to celebrate it in a way of giving rather than receiving."

"We are hoping that within ten months we should be able to raise enough to fund ten heart surgeries, to fund ten needy Ghanaians under the age of ten, across the ten regions. That is typically what the project is about," Nii Okine noted.

"The whole point" of the initiative "is to ensure that ten or more years to come, we will have these people who probably didn't have any hope of getting their hearts treated, treated and then they will become the Nii Okines, the presidents and all these other people in the society," the gospel musician further explained.

Nii Okine also premiered a theme song for the campaign.