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Guyanese artist donates bags of rice to Kotu residents

Feb 17, 2022, 1:34 PM | Article By: Sheriff Janko

United States-based Guyanese artist last Saturday extended magnanimity with the donation of ten bags of rice to ten needy families at Kotu Quarry.

Paul Hawker alias PabloGDaSameMan, who is currently on a visit to the Smiling Coast of Africa, believes the donation is part of the ideology and philosophy he represents in caring and sharing with needy people.

Presenting the items, the Guyanese music star revealed that the idea behind the move is that what he has been advocating for these past years is fulfilled.

“The reason why I am giving this charity to the poor and needy is because the gesture relates to one of my biggest and most touching songs titled ‘help someone’. In this song, I always advocate the need for people to share their wealth with the poor and the needy.”

The song, he added, quickly became fans’ favorite gaining acceptance across the globe, thanks to its uplifting and touching notes.

Having conceived the idea of sharing and caring with the poor and needy since a youngster in Guyana, Hawker believes the donation is part of fulfilling those dreams.

The international star, also released another motivating song titled DaSameMan, which is currently garnering attention among music fans, in which he chants real consciousness and for people of African descent to always relate to their ancestral home.

“Giving out this charity, I thought of helping my people back in Guyana, but also my ancestral home -Africa, which The Gambia happens to be part of.” he added.

The recipients, were full of joy, further expressing appreciation for the gesture. They prayed for God Almighty to guide and protect him in his music endeavor. The event was graced by members of the community including the imam of the area.

Short Bio

Born Paul Hawker was born in Georgetown, Guyana on February 20, 1958 and he attended St. Mary’s High School in Georgetown, Guyana. It was in 1974, at the age of 13, when he left for America where he continued his schooling at Boys and Girls High in Brooklyn, New York.

He got the music inspiration at a young age and this quickly came into reality in 1972 while listening to artistes like Paul McCartney, and groups like New Birth and Earth Wind and Fire on the radio.

In 1974, Bob Marley exploded in the United States and ‘Pablo G’ began hanging out listening to Dance Hall Music by artistes like Big Youth, I Roy, and the like.  In1977, when “the two sevens clashed”, he joined the “Shock Treatment” band owned by Noel Waddle.

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