MAGNUS was born and baptised in 1981 in Yekepa, Nimba County
Liberia, as Magnus G. Wheagar. After some wandering around, hiding in the rural forest of
West Africa, constantly on the run to save his live as Liberian Refugee, presently 26 year
old R&B singer and composer Magnus lives in Guinea to record his educative
songs on love, AIDS/HIV and humanity in general.
As result of his engagement with humanitarian issues he worked 2 years with the USA
ARC (American Refugee Committee) NGO in the Guinea/Ivory Coast bordertown N'Zerekore in
its HIV/AIDS program as I.E.C. Specialist (Information - Education - Communication),
mainly doing sensitization on HIV/AIDS through music with his Fanclub 'RAP AGAINST AIDS'.
In September 2006 Magnus finished his first Humanitarian Musical Album with
10 tracks entitled 'LIVING IN CRISIS'. The end-mix will be done in a studio in Conakry/Guinea
and the album will be released in Liberia where Magnus hopes to hand out the first copy
to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Also he dreams to present copies personally to his heroes;
Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Marco Borsato, Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates,
Richard Branson, Stevie Wonder, Halle Berry, and Tiger Woods. If you know any of these
people personally, please ask them if they accept his request.
The song SAFE THE CHILDREN is embeded in this site. You can reach Magnus by e-mail at:
MAGNUS & FRIENDS CHILDREN FOUNDATION
Some Liberian Humanitarian NGOs have asked MAGNUS to compose a song that will attract the
attention of the International Community to the desperate situation of millions of young
children who are traumatized victims of war in Africa, especially in Liberia and Sierra
Leone. Being a refugee himself since childhood, it was not difficult to accept that
challenge. The result is SAVE THE CHILDREN. If the song gets released and records sold,
Magnus wants to donate most revenues to local grass root NGOs who support those Children of
To ensure the revenues arrive at the right places and because Magnus receives an increasing
number of proposals for financial donations, he has decided to establish the
MAGNUS CHILDREN FOUNDATION. You can help him to help them by sending your support
and proposals by
e-mail to THE LIBERIAN.
THE CHALLENGE AND THE QUEST
Save The Children project is a musical quest to attract the attention of the world to the
desperate situation of children in African who are victims of devastating and immense
crewel wars. By doing so we hope to raise fund to support local grass root organizations
on the spot to help there where the needs are the highest. Why local NGOs you will ask.
The answer is very simple. If you donate such money to the big NGOs with luxury head offices
in New York and Geneva they first have to build more offices, employ more academic experts,
pay for business class airline tickets and first class hotels otherwise these highly
educated people dont accept such jobs. With small grass roots organizations most of the
money is well spend where necessary and the effect is 400% higher. Only 20% slips into the
pockets of all kind of hustlers while with the big NGOs only 20% effectively reaches the
people in need. Just think about that and then you will get even more sympathy for
initiatives from Bob Geldoff, Bono and Dutch singer Marco Borsato.
MAGNUS & FRIENDS
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