GHETTO SAVIOUR: Twee Geddo gives back to struggling families in St. Catherine as lockdown continues in COVID-19 crisis

Hong Kong-based Jamaican dancehall artiste Twee Geddo has been teaming up with Portmore-based radio station, Suncity Radio, to provide groceries for impoverished families under lockdown in Portmore. He has also been sending out his marketing teams to provide ground provisions, eggs, chicken and other essentials to families in the towns of Old Harbour, Spanish Town and even Linstead.

“I feel really great to have the opportunity to help the people of St. Catherine,” Twee Geddo, whose real name is Gilroy Barrett, said.

Today, Twee sent his marketing team to help three more families in Waterford by delivering a wide range of canned goods, basic cooking items, staples and snacks.

Artiste manager Davila was pleased with the humanitarian efforts.

“We will not all die from COVID-19, many will be lost from a lack of empathy for our fellow man. It is our duty to help others, and we will continue to do so once God gives us the strength and the providence to follow His example of love,” Davila said.

“We helped Mr. and Mrs. Simpson of Cassandra Way, Mr. Lorenzo Griffiths from Portland West and Lilieth Joseph, also from Portland West in Portmore on Wednesday of this week. We also helped families from other areas of St. Catherine with the help of Latin artiste Christi Lux who donated funds towards this effort,” she continued.

Davila is managing Twee Geddo’s career. She has been instrumental in the careers of artistes such as Jahmeil, Spice and Starface.

In the meantime, Twee Geddo, who is known for his single, ‘Pray for Jamaica’ is riding out the storm in the COVID-19 pandemic that has paralyzed economies and halted all entertainment events and gatherings. But Twee Geddo is dealing with these unprecedented times with calm and a quiet resolve.

“Personally I’m alive, so no complaints. I never let change slow me down, change is the one constant in life. Professionally, the pandemic hurts me because I cannot engage in performing, shooting videos, recording new songs, but I am using the time to write new songs and draw closer to my family,” he said.

Claude Mills

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