Female dancehall artiste, Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, popularly known in the music scene as MzVee, has announced plans to set up a foundation to champion women empowerment.
According to her, the foundation which will be launched soon will be funded from the GH¢200,000 proceeds from her ‘10 Thirty’ album launch and its sales.
MzVee, who recently launched her latest album, ‘10 Thirty’, said her quest to establish her own non-governmental organisation (NGO) is to champion women empowerment.
BEATWAVES gathered that the foundation seeks to empower women and help them thrive both on the personal and professional levels, regardless of nationality and religious affiliation.
MzVee, whose hit songs such as ‘Natural Girl’, ‘Rewind’, ‘Borkor Borkor’ and ‘Come And See My Moda’ among others had made a lot of impact on the Ghanaian music scene, in an interview on Kastle FM said, “If you’ve followed me in my whole career and if you know me you will know that I’m one person who’s a big advocate for women empowerment. My MzVee Foundation will definitely be centred on women.”
MzVee launched her solo career with debut single ‘Borkor Borkor’, released in January 2014.
Her maiden album was released in November 2014, and featured several award-winning artistes such as Stonebwoy, VIP, Shatta Wale, Richie Mensah, M.anifest, and Didier Awadi.
The album earned her seven nominations, which included Album of the Year and Record of the Year for the single, ‘Abofra’, which featured Efya at the 2016 Ghana Music Awards.
MzVee was awarded the Best Female Artiste Honour at the Ghana Music Honours on March 4, 2017.
She was also nominated for Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, Best Female Vocalist, and Overall Artiste of the Year at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards.