Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sir Bob Geldof’s response to Fuse ODG


“[There’s] this ridiculous image of this continent, seven of the top ten fastest growingeconomies in the planet are African and of those seven, five are countries where Band Aid operated.”



“His thing was you had to be positive about Africa, but then you have Angelique Kidjo and Emeli Sandé who were on the same attitude and I said there’s the world’s press, tell them about your point of view.“If there’s a line you can’t sing, change it and he said he just felt awkward.”

“He’s quite right Fuse, this ridiculous image of this continent, seven of the top ten fastest growing economies in the planet are African and of those seven, five are countries where Band Aid operated.”

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” raised 1 million pounds in just five minutes on Sunday night after debuting on The X Factor results show.

One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Bastille, Chris Martin and Rita Ora are among the big-name musicians lending their vocal support to the project.

UK chancellor George Osbourne has waived VAT on sales of the charity single, which is available to download now from iTunes for 99p.

Text & Images Credit: Independent and the BBC