Known for crunk music and a string on number one hits including “Yeah” and “Get Low”, megastar Lil Jon has strayed away from his party boy persona to build a school in Ghana.
According to a report in Ghanaian site StarFM Online, the rapper “commissioned a three-unit KG Classroom block with ancillary office and washroom facilities at Abomayaw, a rural community in Asuogyaman district of the Eastern region of Ghana.” The 46-year-old Atlanta native is no stranger to poverty, growing up in harsh conditions himself before making it big in the music industry.
The Grammy-winning artist has been away from the limelight since his last album release “Crunk Juice” in 2004. Traveling with his family, he seemed to be keen on sharing the experience with his family. Working on the project with the Pencils of Promise organization, Lil Jon’s efforts will see children from the village of Asuogyaman learn in comfort. The block that was constructed and dedicated to Lil Jon’s mother Carrie Smith, is set to cater to the young students in Kindergarten.
Speaking to StarrFM Online, Lil Jon also known as Jonathan Smith shared his motivation for funding the construction.
He shared, “Kindergarten kids at their age, they keep up so much stuff so if you can provide an appropriate environment for education it can make learning very easy for them and I’m glad I can help facilitate that for these kids looking at where they came from, open basically sheds outside, you can imagine the heat and the obstruction and now they have a good building if it rains.”