New UK Charity KODA Releases Single ‘Women Of Hope’ In Aid Of Kidnaped Nigerian Girls

New UK Charity KODA Releases Single Women Of Hope In Aid Of Kidnaped Nigerian Girls

UK Charity teams up with talented artists to produce ‘Women Of Hope,’ a new single that is in aid of the 200+ young ladies that were kidnapped earlier this year in Nigeria. The single was launched on 25th October 2014 at the Strongroom Bar & Recording Studios. The single, spearheaded by new UK Charity KODA (Keeping Our Dreams Alive), was produced by the renowned musician and producer Chris Cameron, who previously served as musical director to artists such as George Michael, Leona Lewis and more.

The venue was packed to the rafters with supporters of the cause, which included Bazil Meade, Principal of London Community Gospel Choir and George Ruddock, Managing Director of The Voice Newspaper. The event was also filmed by BEN TV (Sky Channel 182) and will be aired following the release of the single.

The song itself, ‘Women Of Hope’ was penned by Michelle John, who also co-produced the track. Over the past years, John has worked with world-class artists such as Elton John, Madonna, Eric Clapton and Annie Lennox as a vocalist.

The single was recorded on 8th August at music producer Paul Hardcastle’s NUA Entertainment Studios in Larking Farm, where around 60 women from all over the UK, including Linda Lewis, Natalie Phillips and Shar White gathered to record the ground-breaking track. It was later mastered at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios. So far, the charity project has received support from BBC Radio Essex, Premier Gospel Radio, The Voice Newspaper, Keep the Faith Magazine and Mi Soul Radio.

The single release event also saw the launch of KODA (Keep Our Dreams Alive), a voluntary organisation founded by Yvonne Bruce and Catherine Labinjo. The charity aims to assist young women globally via outreach programmes to have the right to an education and to maximise their full potential.

Yvonne, the brainchild behind KODA and the initiative for the forthcoming single explained, “It is important that the plight of these young women is not forgotten. Each one of us has a responsibility to do what we can to make a difference.’

Catherine, who has been working in partnership with Young and Active Nigeria, has brought a wealth of expertise to this global initiative. She relayed, “We have a number of projects in the pipeline to bring about positive changes through the work of KODA.”

The ‘Women Of Hope’ single will be available on iTunes and all major digital music retailers on Sunday 2nd November 2014. Proceeds from the single will primarily go towards rehabilitation projects for the young girls and families in Nigeria who have been affected by the kidnappings in Nigeria earlier this year.

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