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Angry Dad Writes Controversial Coronavirus Song After His Son Was Denied a Test

Nationwide — A 60-year old father who calls himself The Undiscovered Artist has penned a powerful, but controversial tune about the Coronavirus after his 39-year old son was denied a test. It is called the “Coronavirus Song (The Rona Song)” and it creatively represents a voice that most in the Black community can easily resonate with as reports continue to reveal that many African Americans are being denied tests, and thus are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates.

The Undiscovered Artist, whose real name is Irvin Lee, is from the Washington DC area. He says a personal experience motivated him to write, produce and sing the song; His own son began experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, was admitted to the hospital, but was told that he did not qualify for a test.

Lee comments, “It was very scary. My son was experiencing shortness of breath and other symptoms, and immediately began self-isolating himself to try and protect his family. But when he went to the Emergency Room to try and get a diagnosis, they told him that he didn’t qualify for a test even though he has health insurance.”

“This angered me,” Lee says. But thankfully his son turned out to be okay. The whole experience, however, inspired him to create a song that others with similar experiences would be able to relate to.

The song, which took him just two weeks to finish, is a voice that millions in the Black community can resonate with. It speaks to the confusion, frustration, and disappointment that many are feeling as local and national data slowly reveals that not only are African Americans more likely to die from Coronavirus, but many of them are being denied testing.

“I had to write a song to capture this,” Lee says. “My style of writing is heavily influenced by artists like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye who, during their time, created music about the struggles and injustices that many people had to deal with.”

Officially called the “Coronavirus Song (The Rona Song)” by The Undiscovered Artist, the song can be heard online at CoronavirusSong.com and can be streamed on iTunesSpotifyAmazon MusicTidalGoogle Music Play, and more.

Lee says that he will donate a portion of the proceeds to families affected by COVID-19. He is also using the song as the perfect opportunity to kick off his very own independent record label called Music U Can Feel, which promises to release more compelling songs about serious topics.

 

Watch the song’s music video on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/AsTKSkTPTtQ

 

Yes, African Americans really are being denied tests… and are dying as a result!

#1 – According to NBC News, 63-year old Deborah Gatewood from Detroit, Michigan was a healthcare worker who was denied a test three times from the very hospital where she worked. Sadly, she passed away from the virus just two weeks later.

#2 – 25-year old Bassey Offiong, according to Detroit News, was a college student at Western Michigan University. He was denied a test multiple times, and consequently died fighting the virus just a few weeks before he was set to graduate.

#3 – According to USA Today, 56-year old Gary Fowler “begged” for a test but was turned away multiple times. He later died at home.

#4 – The Guardian reports that Kayla Williams, a 36-year old single mother of 3 from London, also died from the virus just a day after she called emergency services and was told that she could not be admitted to a hospital because she was not a “priority”.

#5 – Most recently, CBS News has confirmed that 30-year old Rana Zoe Mungin, a 30-year old social studies teacher from Brooklyn, New York, was rushed to the hospital 3 times and denied a test each time. She later died after being on life support for about a month.

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, OLIVIA ANSELL – INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR FROM UGANDA, BASED IN THE STATES

Meet Olivia Ansell – Biography
Olivia Ansell is an international entrepreneur whose millionaire mindset was born of necessity and bred of hunger. Growing up poor in the African country of Uganda, Ansell spent many nights lying awake, fantasizing the feeling of a full stomach and the pride of one day keeping her family out of poverty. Now a successful founder and owner of multiple seven-figure businesses, Ansell hopes to use her journey into entrepreneurship as a teaching assistant for the many women working to create and build profitable companies from their own ideas – a trait Ansell was forced to acquire as a child.

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“COVID-19” WRITTEN BY AFRICA4U YOUTH AMBASSADOR & POET – JACKLINE WAZIRI

COVID-19


WHAT OUR HEARTS HAVE FELT
AND WHAT OUR EYES HAVE SEEN
OHH COVID-19
THROUGH THIS TROUBLED TIME
LET US HOLD OUR WORLD TOGETHER
WITH 2MM DISTANCE
LET US STILL
HOLD OUR LOVED ONES CLOSE
BY THOUGHT
AND LITTLE PRAYER.
OH COVID-19
WHAT OUR HEARTS HAVE FELT
AND WHAT OUR EYES HAVE SEEN
THROUGH THIS RAINING DAYS
LET US BE REMINDED
THAT THERE ARE BRIGHTER DAYS
AHEAD
COVID-19
WHAT OUR HEARTS HAVE FELT
AND WHAT OUR EYES HAVE SEEN
OH COVID-19
BELIEVING TOGTEHER WE CAN MAKE THINGS BETTER .
OH COVID-19


WRITTEN BY JACKLINE WAZIRI

 

JAA

 

ABOUT JACKLINE WAZIRI 

Jackline Waziri was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1993, she was the daughter of Fauzia Waziri Juma.

Her mother Mwanjaa Shabaan Robert, Jackline is the great granddaughter of the legendary Swahili language writer and poet Late Shaaban Robert.

When Waziri moved to the United Kingdom, she developed a keen interest in Literature, Creative writing and Poetry.

Today, she is an upcoming Poet with profound thirst for life on a mission to make a difference to her generation and African communities worldwide.

Her poems are rich in imagery, a wide range of stylistic devices and content inspired by a deep world of experiences, transitions ,journeys and the unapologetic vision to embrace “All things African

Waziri illustrates her truth and paints an art of her journey here in the UK, but her writing also embraces a world that still lives in Tanzania, this is also reflected through her writing.

TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ, AT YOUR SERVICE

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, BRADFORD BASED KATH CANOVILLE – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVOCATE

Kath has been involved with music for over 30 years, having launched Nation Records in 1988 and managed Talvin Singh, who won the Mercury Music Prize in 2000, amongst other internationally critically acclaimed artists.

She has been Managing Director of Matik Productions, which produces the SolaMatik & LunaMatik Festivals for the past few years. Kath is also Community Engagement Officer at Street Life in BD3, and continues to make links with the community and arts & media

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JACKLINE WAZIRI FROM TANZANIA NAMED AS AFRICA4U YOUTH AMBASSADOR FOR THE UK

Dear Family and friends

We are pleased to inform you that UK BASED POET, SPOKEN WORD ARTIST AND COMMUNITY ADVOCATE FROM TANZANIA, J.WAZIRI , has been named AFRICA4U YOUTH AMBASSADOR FOR THE UK .

CONGRATULATIONS TO JACKLINE, to find out more about her, visit her website at www.jacklinewaziri.com

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Our organization , THE AFRICA4U ASSOCIATION, is all about promoting the true life and success stories of African achievers in the diaspora and Africans around the world
We have representatives in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Lagos, Accra and Calabar

Even though we are in lockdown, we have quite a few initiatives to engage your mind in the coming months

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JAA