Fuge turned hip hop philanthropist Wyclef Jean is turning his fame and stardom into a political direction. According to Ottawa-Gatineau newspaper Wyclef is running as a candidate for the November 28 presidential elections in Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The ex Fugee member is known for his humanitarian work especially since his founded in 2005 Yele Haiti Foundation. After the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010 Wyclef has dedicated his efforts to reform the country of Haiti. With the help of Wycelf’s Yele Foundation the education system and poverty of Haiti has improved tremendously. Besides his determination Wyclef has donated several funds to the citizens of Haiti.
The Grammy Award winning musician has not yet confirmed or denied his candidacy, but rumors are swirling that Mr. Wyclef is waiting to finalize his paperwork before the deadline. If the rumors are true Wyclef will be a hero to the nation of Haiti. His devotion has certainly helped and inspired millions of citizens. Wyclef remarked in an article for the U.K. Daily Mirror saying:
‘Haiti still needs our help – more than ever. People around the world made lots of promises, and we want those promises to be kept. My wife Claudinette and I are passionate about rebuilding Haiti. We’ve seen the situation with our own eyes, and we’ve been listening to others.’
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