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US President Obama ‘shouts out’ Zambian artiste B-Flow

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Obama addressing the Mandela fellows

Obama addressing the Mandela fellows

Popular Musician B-Flow could not believe his ears when he was given special recognition by US President Barack Obama when delivering his speech to the 2015 Mandela Leadership Fellows on August 3 in Washington, D.C.

President Obama spoke highly of the artise, whose birth name is Brian Bwembya, for using his music to advocate against gender-based violence and to educate youths on HIV/AIDS.

“And I know you’ve been busy, over the past few weeks at schools and businesses all across America. You’ve been taking courses, developing the skills you need to make your ideas a reality, so that you can continue to do the great work that you’ve already been doing and to take it to the next level. That’s what Brian Bwembya of Zambia plans to do, where is Brian? Where is he ? there he is right there,” said President Obama as a visibility elated B-Flow stood up to loud cheers from the audience.

“So Brian uses music to advocate against things like gender-based violence and educate youths on H.I.V/AIDS. While in the US he has learnt about our health care system, met the Founder of the American H.I.V Organisation and now he plans to start a record label for music about social change. So Brian we are proud to be your partner,” President Obama told a packed audience.

B-Flow’s current album is titled “Voiceless Woman” and contains songs that largely advocate against gender based violence, gender inequality and HIV/AIDS.11705693_802492203204210_5630367996393542867_o

The recognition by the world’s most powerful man sparked a social media freanzy from the dancehall artiste’s Zambian fans, peers and admirers. The video containing President Obama’s remarks has since gone viral.

B-Flow himself could not hide his delight at the ‘shout out’ from POTUS, posting on his Facebook page:

“This is one of the happiest days of my life. I wish my mother was alive to witness this one!

“United States President Barack Obama was addressing over 700 people a few minutes ago and suddenly called out my name, asked me to stand up and began to say amazing things about me and my work. Let me not say much now, I will soon share the video containing the whole speech. ‪#‎MusicForChange‬ ‪#‎YALI2015‬”

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