John Legend On His Show Me Campaign and Helping Young Girls In Africa At Samsung's Hope For Children 2013

John Legend On His Show Me Campaign and Helping Young Girls In Africa At Samsung's Hope For Children 2013

  • For the second year in a row, What's Trending streamed live from the Samsung Hope For Children gala blue carpet, where we teamed up with Samsung to fulfill their commitment to causes that help children discover the wonder of life, learning, and our planet.

    At the star-studded event, Shira Lazar talks with R&B icon John Legend about the work being done by his Show Me Campaign, providing education and resources for disadvantaged young people around the globe.

    "We're working with a lot of great partners that are ensuring that more and more kids have the opportunity to get a good education, both here in the States and overseas," he says of the program. Specifically, "We have a girls scholarship program we started to help kids in Africa, girls in Africa, that want to go to secondary school but don't have the opportunity to do so."

    He says of his charity work, "It's important to me because I know how important education is. It's an equalizer. It's an opportunity to help yourself. But you need help to help yourself. And that's what we're trying to do."

    Legend also talks about the impact the Internet is having on the music industry, pointing to social media as the agent of change. "There are many more ways to access music. There's many more ways to Interact with the fans," he says. "You still have to have a great song and a great album and great concerts. That hasn't changed. But there are just different techniques and different distribution methods to get to the fans."

    Finally, Legend chats with Shira about his recent interview with Oprah Winfrey for the OWN Network. Since Oprah filmed in his home, Legend admits that there was definitely a lot of clean-up and preparation beforehand. They even put his couch up on a platform to set up the lighting. "It was quite a lot of production to make us look natural on the couch there."

    Tweet us your #Hope4Children and subscribe to What's Trending on YouTube for more inspiring interviews from the blue carpet.

Comment with Facebook

Actresses to Wear Black to Golden Globes to Protest Hollywood Harassment
Instagram Star Matt Cutshall Is the King of Awkward
Chrissy Teigen's Best November Moments
Stranger Things’ Dustin Shows Off His Pearl Jam Cover Band
'Jersey Shore' Is Coming Back to MTV in 2018
'Glee' Star Naya Rivera Charged With Domestic Battery
Stranger Things’ Joe Keery and Gaten Matarazzo Answer the Web’s Most Searched Questions
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold Win Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Expecting Their Second Child
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Spotted Kissing at Hockey Game
Kim Kardashian West Drinks Sardine Smoothie to Avoid Confirming Her Sisters' Pregnancies
Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney Body Blows Internet’s Mind
Kim Kardashian West Is Having a Baby Girl
Surprise! Jordin Sparks Is Married — With a Baby on the Way!
James Corden and 'Stranger Things' Kids Perform in Motown Group, 'The Upside Downs'
Lilly Singh Celebrates 1,000 Vlogs by Giving Back to Fans
Twitter User Shares Video of Little Sister Who Thinks She's Eleven
Reminder: The 'Stranger Things' Stars Are Still Kids