Social media has come to the rescue of Akwasi, a 29-year-old homeless Ghanaian at Liverpool Street Station in the UK.
A video of Akwasi tagged as ‘Stormzy look-alike’ went viral on Twitter on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
The video generated a lot of reactions, as some people even tweeted distasteful things about him.
Akwasi was bumped into by a guy who identified him as Stormzy. Akwasi, however, indicated that he is not the musician, adding that a lot of people normally call him Stormzy and he doesn’t even like him.
“I’m just out here begging,” Akwasi said in the video.
This touched the heart of Stella, a Twitter user, who posted the video and called on Stormzy to find Akwasi and help him.
She later started a fundraiser on GoFundMe and asked people to donate to support Akwasi.
In less than 24 hours, the target of £20,000 has been surpassed. The total amount raised as at the time of this report was £23,450.
Stella also indicated that benevolent people have also donated clothes, and others are willing to get him accommodation and a job.
She also stated that Stormzy’s manager has reached out to support Akwasi.
Akwasi expressed his appreciation to all you have supported, and are still supporting him.
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