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The Weeknd spotlights Ethiopia crisis in BRIT Awards 2021 acceptance speech

Former US first lady Michelle Obama announced The Weeknd as the BRIT Awards 2021 International Male Solo Artist winner, and he used the opportunity to shed light on the war going on in Ethiopia, Tigray.

After the shocking 63rd Annual Grammy Awards snub in early 2021, The Weeknd has now gone on the International Male Solo Artist Award at the BRIT Awards. This is the third time he is receiving the nomination and his first win.

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In his acceptance speech, he encouraged viewers to help out those suffering in Ethiopia in any way they can. About a month ago, on 4 April 2021, he announced a donation of $1 million through World Food Programme to help civilians caught in the civil war.

According to Wikipedia, the Tigray War began around midnight of 3–4 November 2020 between the Special Forces of the Tigray Regional government, and the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF). Human Rights Watch and The New York Times have accused the fighters on both sides of committing war crimes.

You can use the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) link to make donations towards helping people fleeing the conflict.

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Obinna
Obinna is a fiction writer from Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up loving comic book characters and superheroes. He watches lots of action films and writes entertainment and technology articles. He is also interested in science and how things work.

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