Maluma to donate Vina del Mar fest paycheque to fire victims

LOS ANGELES, Feb 22:  Singer Maluma will donate the paycheque from his performance at the Vina del Mar International Song Festival to Chile fire victims.
The 23-year-old artiste promised to give away his earnings to a Chilean foundation.
“Alex Hernandez, director of the Vina del Mar festival, showed me hundreds of stories of those affected by fires – moving faces of families that lost everything,” Maluma wrote on Instagram.
The country was in dire straits after over 100 forest fires broke out in the month of January.
“Today, I put myself in their place and decide to give my grain of sand to help out in this situation. That’s why 100 per cent of my earnings in this Festival will take another route. Their destiny is now in the hands of the Desafio Levantemos Chile foundation. It’s the least I can do for my Chilean brothers,” the singer added.
Maluma will be performing at the annual festival on February 26 for the first time. (PTI)