Gospel Artist, Ni-Cola, Releases Christmas Charity Single ‘Can’t Wait’

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Manchester’s, Ni-Cola Witter, and her Arts Charity, ‘Manchester Community Spirit’, release their first Christmas single produced by local disadvantaged children and young people.

Having been awarded grant funding for their dynamic approach to working with young people on various projects across Manchester, Ni-Cola’s ‘Manchester Community Spirit’ partnered with young people who wrote and produced their very own Christmas song. They hope the charity single will bring some warm Christmas cheer in this season across Manchester homes and beyond whilst also helping to raise funds to transform the lives of children and young people.

Nearly 1 million young people are not in education, employment or training (NEETs) in the UK. As well as costing the UK economy an estimated £34 billion a year, unemployment negatively impacts a young person in the long-term, affecting their self-esteem and future earnings. These young people feel pushed to the edge of society; many are told they will never amount to anything and feel hopeless. We have had the amazing opportunity to transform the future generation!Ni-Cola Witter, Project Manager at Manchester Community Spirit

For 10 weeks beginning September 2017 young people from the local community in Levenshulme, Manchester attended a music production project titled ‘On tha BEAT’. They had the opportunity to learn the basics of music production, how to write song lyrics, create beats, attend rap workshops and even some music business classes to get them ready for the music industry. The accredited course helps young people who may not have great academic attainment work towards achieving their Arts award, which is equivalent to GCSE’s.

The young people had some great ideas and were so committed, and really took ownership with the project.

said Ni-Cola.

We could not reach out to the young people in Manchester without the support of BBC Children in Need, Westhill Endowment, Awards For All. The funds have really helped us to motivate young people and raise their aspirations especially in light of the tragic recent Arena bombing which really affected our young people. The song is a true testament of the positive Manchester Spirit and bringing communities together.

All monies raised from the charity single, will go towards providing more projects and support for disadvantaged children and young people in Manchester.

Grab a copy of ‘Can’t Wait’ here Amazon Music

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