According to international charity SolarAid, over a billion people in the world live without electricity. Close to 600 million of them live in Africa. Canadian RnB/pop singer songwriter Raghav was intrigued by the organization’s work, saying, “I just can’t believe that in 2015 so many people still live without a reliable source of electricity.” Raghav has associated his latest single “Until the Sun Comes Up” and its music video to a project he undertook to donate 300 solar lights to students at the Shubugubwen Secondary School in a town of Tanzania. This will help them with extra study time and save their families money from the cost of kerosene and candles.
“While the western world have been connected to the grid for nearly a hundred years, and walk around with powerful computers in their pockets, millions in Africa and around the world have to use a tin can and some kerosene to light their homes at night. This is a tragic injustice and one I wanted to bring attention to in my video,” Raghav explains. The solar lights are brighter than kerosene lamps, do not give off fumes, and the light lasts all night long. Extra star power join Raghav in both the song and video: American urban artist Nelly and Bollywood superstar Abhishek Bachchan. The previously launched lyric video surpassed 1 million views. We have embedded the brand new official music video below, shot on site in Tanzania. iTunes