The Charity Single Featuring Afrobeat Star Flavour N’abania and UK songstress Anna Reay ‘She’s One In A Million,’ honours the memory of 8-year-old Valerie Olalemi, whose dream was to be “the greatest fashion designer in the world”. Sadly she lost her fight last year following her diagnosis with Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) at the age of 4.
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The Single pays homage to the following groups:
- The 4% of people diagnosed with a rare disease World wide
- An estimated 93 -150 million children globally living with disability
- 1 billion under privileged children who are multi dimensionally poor.
- The Black, Asian minority who stand an abysmally slim 23percent chance of finding a matched donor.
Proceeds from the single goes into the ongoing creation of a design/ creative Centre for underprivileged children and children living with disabilities.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Valerie’s mum based in United Kingdom, Blessing Olalemi, wanted a way to honour the memory of her middle daughter and set about asking Valerie’s favourite singer, Flavour N’abania to record a special song for her.
Blessing said: “Valerie was a beautiful little girl. She was very creative and loved music. Her dream was to become a fashion designer. Valerie loved Flavour and he was one of her favourite musicians. She got in touch with his manager and was able to ask if Flavour could possibly consider recording a tribute song in Valerie’s memory, a song that could be a voice for every child.
“Unexpectedly, Flavour got back in contact and she was able to explain that Valerie’s favourite song was his 2017 smash hit ‘Virtuous Woman.’ she was in total disbelief when he agreed to re-remix the song, and ‘She’s One in A Million’ was born.
Blessing added: Our hope is for the Charity single to raise vital funds to allow Safe Haven – A Ray of Hopebuild a fashion design/creative centre in Newcastle for underprivileged and children living with disabilities and extending our hands to many others in Valerie’s memory.
Multiple award-winning singer-songwriters Flavour N’abania said: “Having spoken to Blessing, I was inspired, after learning about Valerie’s amazing fight. I’m a firm believer that charity starts at home, so I’m thrilled to know that the proceeds from the charity single ‘She’s One in A Million’ will go towards helping children in need.”
UK songstress Anna Reay said: ‘’I first met Valerie’s family in 21 May 2020, and I was honoured to sing at her funeral in Newcastle. She’s no longer with us, but she won’t easily be forgotten. Hopefully, the song with Flavour will help the charity to raise enough funds to build a school, which will continue Valerie’s legacy.”