Mr. Leo, Cameroon’s leading afro-pop sensation together with his alphabet records cohorts made a charity visit on Friday 19, April 2017 to the Buea central prison to extend love and share humble gifts with inmates.
According to Leonard Fonyuy, popularly known as Mr. Leo, the visit to the prison was a way of giving back to the community which he stems from. The intention of the gesture was to make the prisoners understand they are not rejected by the society and to make them feel loved.
”Nothing feels better. This is where I grew up. This is my Home. Buea Central Prison, Wardar’s barracks. This day I spent with them is one I won’t forget. Always wanted to do this, but I have always hesitated because I thought I needed to bring so much until I told myself you don’t need to have the world to be able to give back,” Mr. Leo wrote on his Facebook page
The event that was put together by Cliq Empire began with a football match between team Mr. Leo and the inmates. Unfortunate for Leo his team was defeated 2 goals to 6.
The superintendent in charge of the Buea Central prison Joel Pombouo Fopa was moved by the gestures of these young minds. He appreciated the leaders of Alphabeta records for the initiative and urged them to organise more visits to the prison.
Salatiel, the figurehead at Alphabeta record made a remarkable statement that triggered hope in the minds of the inmates. ”Life does not end at the prison,” Salatiel said.
An incredible performance by Alphabeta records (Mr. Leo, Blaise B and Salatiel) thrilled the crowd with their hit songs “E go better”, “Clando”, “Eposi”, “Fap kolo”, amongst others. It was indeed a day never remember to be forgotten the inmates.
Charity always begins at home. As Mr. Leo clearly stated that he grew up in the warder’s barrack and thinking about this close community of inmates was imperative. They collectively handed some gifts to the prisoners to encourage them and make them feel loved.
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