Big Kenny of Big & Rich will be honored on Monday as the 2nd US recipient of the African Children’s Choir Malaika Award. In recognition of his work in the Sudan, The African Children’s Choir will present the Malaika Award to Kenny during its 4th Annual Benefit Gala taking place in New York City Monday night. Monday morning, prior to the event, Kenny will perform with the choir on CBS This Morning at 7/6c.
The Malaika Award is the ACC’s most prestigious form of recognition and it is presented to individuals for outstanding work on behalf of Africa’s most vulnerable children. To date, five individuals have been presented with The Malaika Award including Rt. Hon Gordon Brown MP, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; President George Bush for his approval of legislation combating HIV/AIDS and other diseases in Africa, and most recently to Sir Bob Geldorf.