Alicia Keys is revealing that Bono is the man who inspired her to become more involved in philanthropy.
The U2 frontman urged Keys to think of fame as a currency that should be spent wisely and for good.
She tells Britain’s Daily Mail, “(Fame’s) a currency – you must use it well or lose it. Bono told me that, and I totally agree. Now I’ve achieved a certain level of fame I know I must make good use of it, especially as I’ve been around the world and know suffering in a way I didn’t before.”
“That’s why I launched my charity Keep A Child Alive. I was so moved to meet people in Africa who have so little and yet are so generous, people who’ve been to hell and back but retain their dignity and are fighting f or their dreams. The charity gives people the chance to chase those dreams.”