NELLY FURTADO & MUSTAFA AHMED
this Saturday October 26th - 10:00 p.m - Global TV
In this episode, Walk of Fame star Nelly Furtado
secretly plans an appearance for the young people of Regent Park’s new Arts & Cultural Centre, the Daniels Spectrum, to honour and inspire young poet Mustafa Ahmed.
Nelly Furtado broke out as an international singing sensation at a young age. She is the recipient of 2 Grammy Awards, 10 Juno Awards, 3 MuchMusic Video Awards and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2010. She is a social activist and strong supporter of World Vision Canada.
16 year old Mustafa Ahmed was born in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood and has lived there all his life. Over the years, Regent Park had developed a reputation as a hotbed for crime, but today, the area is being rebuilt. Mustafa is a member of the youth sub-committee at the Daniels Spectrum, an energetic, dedicated group that is bringing the arts to disadvantaged youth.
Nelly herself came from a lower-income, working class background and wants to inspire Mustafa and other young members of Regent Park. After suggesting that the Daniels Spectrum find well-known mentors for the kids, Mustafa is shocked when Nelly arrives at his high school and subsequently wants to perform a song with him.