Stormzy donates £9,000 to help UK student attend Harvard

Oxford University student Fiona Asiedu needed to raise £12,000 through her crowdfunding campaign to attend the college.

Stormzy has donated £9,000 to a London student’s Harvard crowdfunding campaign, allowing her to attend the college.

Oxford student Fiona Asiedu launched the campaign after she was offered a place on a Master’s course in Human Development and Psychology at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

She needed to raise £12,000 to embark on the course, due to start this August. Stormzy became aware of the campaign after a friend of Asiedu’s tweeted him, which you can see below.

Stormzy’s representative later confirmed that he did indeed donate £9,000, allowing Asiedu to attend the course this summer.

Asiedu’s friend later thanked the rapper on twitter, offering to take him out for Nando’s as a thanks. Asiedu also tweeted Stormzy herself, saying that he had changed her life.

The total cost of the nine-month course at Harvard is £59,000. Thanks to an external scholarship and a grant, Asiedu was able to raise the rest of the funds.

Meanwhile, Linkin Park have shared the video for their Stormzy and Pusha T collaboration ‘Good Goodbye’.

The song features on the nu-metal band’s upcoming sixth album ‘One More Light’, which is out on May 19.

Both Stormzy and Pusha appear in the clip, as well as former basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

“We like Stormzy and we think that he’s dope,” frontman Chester Bennington recently said. “Little did we know that, he was about to take over the world.”



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