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The Annual Band Aid Winter Blanket Drive for 2022 is already in full swing and stepping up multiple levels to bring Love and Warmth for many more beneficiaries than it ever did before.
With activities around the Band Aid Winter Blanket Drive's collection points for donations and distribution to beneficiaries already up and running, as with nearly all Band Aid SA initiatives, supporters can also look forward to gaining access to Exquisite Entertainment.
It is seldom that an entertainer, over a span of decades, continues to capture the imaginations of not only audiences but also that of other entertainers in a diverse variety of fields and still somehow continues to remain relevant while always evolving.
Not only was and is the originator of the Bruin Man Funk continually evolving but by all accounts Ameen Levy still manages to stick to his core identity as an artist, an entertainer and more importantly, as a person.
Sadly Ameen Levy and his family were struck by the devastating tragedy of losing their home in a fire on 22 September 2021. To help them through this difficult period, and help get the Ameen Levy Foundation back up and running, Band Aid along with Uncle Cal and P-Fore Online are hosting a benefit event for the entertainer who has not only worked with, influenced and paved the way for so many of his contemporaries and those young artists who he has given a platform to, but who has also given joy to audiences and fans all over the country.
Ricardo Groenewald, the singer of the song which South Africans probably consider the world's best ever Father's Day anthem, "I Love You Daddy", has lost his brief battle with cancer and passed away on Wednesday 25 November.
Born in Humansdorp, Ricardo began singing at the age of five and at the tender age of eight, he released "I Love You Daddy" which made him a household name.
In 1989, he performed alongside Stevie Wonder on the Children Of The World Tour.
He made his last public appearance on Sunday, at a packed hall at the His Grace Performing Arts Centre in Parow, where friends in the music industry including the likes of Jonathan Rubain, Ameen “Rappin Donkey” Levy and Zoe Zana performed at a special benefit concert held for him.
Seated in a wheelchair, Ricardo smiled broadly when his 11-year-old son, Rick-lynn, performed "I Love You Daddy".