- Martin Rogers at The Difference2 yrs ago
Hip-hop artist K'naan revealed how an emotional and heart-rending visit to his homeland of Somalia this year intensified his desire to devote his music to social good.
The 33-year-old creator of the hit song "Wavin' Flag," which became an international sensation as the theme of the 2010 FIFA World Cup , boarded the last commercial flight out of Somalia 20 years ago before civil war ravaged his nation and sparked a humanitarian crisis.
Already firmly entrenched as a socially conscious artist, witnessing the impact of catastrophic famine on his stricken fellow countrymen during his recent visit prompted him to redouble his efforts to affect positive change.
"It is a good moment to be in service of people," K'naan said. "I don't really know what other life to lead than one which is in service of others."
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