- Beyoncé is set to donate over N190 million in COVID-19 grants for people who are facing eviction in the US
- The singer announced on her website that people could start applying from January 7
- Yoncé's fans were impressed with her charitable ways and sent messages showing her love for her gesture
American singer and songwriter Beyoncé has taken initiative and has decided to lend a helping hand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The performer is set to donate over N190 million in grants to help people who are facing eviction in the US.
Beyoncé is going to donate this money in the form of $5000 (N1.9m) grants to give to people who are faced with a housing crisis during the pandemic. She announced on her website that people would be allowed to apply for the grant from January 7, 2021.
Approximately 9.2 million people have lost their income due to job cuts during the pandemic and have fallen behind on rent. A number of these renters are going to be expected to pay back their rent in full as soon as moratoriums are lifted.
Social media users commented on what they thought about Beyoncé's gesture to those who desperately need help:
@TshepiMolisana said: "I will continue to stan."
@mstendy said: "For all the pressed people in the back that say she doesn’t give back."
@ally_mazur commented: "I wish more celebrities would do this."
@BumphBean commented: "Considering she’s made her millions within record companies paying 3 cents on the dollar. Go girl."
@kamcaroen said: "Wonderful. I love you Beyoncé."
In other world celebrity news, Legit.ng reported that one of Hollywood's most-loved actors Denzel Washington turned 66 and fans celebrated his birthday online.
The superstar turned 66 years old on Monday. He was born in Mount Vernon in New York on December 28, 1954. Denzel has won countless awards, including a few Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards.
Denzel made his screen acting debut in the 1977 made-for-television film called Wilma and his first Hollywood appearance in the 1981 film titled Carbon Copy.
He has since appeared in movies such as Cry Freedom, Glory, Malcolm X, Training Day and Flight, among many others.
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