Reggae Artist Shaggy Hosts Benefit Concert Raising More Than $800K For Children’s Hospital

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A report from Blavity.

His foundation has donated more that 400 million Jamaican dollars to the hospital since 2009.

Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy has been giving back to his community for years now.

His most recent charitable endeavor has been raising 100 million Jamaican dollars, that is $805,409 US dollars, for the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Jamaica to get better medical supplies and equipment that would better serve the children in need. The international artist presented a check to the hospital Friday, Feb. 2.

According to Jamaican news outlet The Star, Shaggy hosted a charity concert on the lawns of Jamaica House early last month featuring performances from Sting, Wyclef Jean, Aidonia, Shenseea, Ding Dong and Dexta Daps.

“What we are doing is helping a government-operated hospital, that’s all me a say. We are trying to make it easier for the Government and to ease a burden,” he…

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