The Zawadi Project

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.”

(Helen Keller)


The Zawadi Project (Zawadi means Gift) is a platform that brings creative people together to give back, using Music and Art as the driving force. 

Our first campaign is tagged “#WeMadeChristmas.  The Idea behind this campaign is simply to bring good cheer and happiness to people. Growing up, we looked forward to and were inspired by Christmas carols and the various elements surrounding Christmas.

Our founders talked about how we would find ourselves humming to the carols with our hearts skipping beats of excitement. Fast Forward to “Adulting” and Carols have taken a back seat. We want to bring the good cheer and festivities back with some amazing music by some amazing people. 

#WeMadeChristmas is an annual campaign where a few Artists come together to create covers of Popular Christmas songs.

This year, our narrative is that it's been quite a rough year for us as Africans, from recessions to leadership issues, natural disasters, Health challenges, amongst other things. However, in the spirit of Christmas, our team of artists have come together to spread love and good cheer through this project. 

This project is the first in a series of covers we will be producing over time. We picked each person on this project carefully because we wanted every single one of them on it.

All proceeds from the #WeMadeChristmas Campaign will go to Christmas Love Boxes for those in need. 

The Zawadi Project is a collaboration between Trellis Group, Socially Africa, and Blink Africa.

If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart. Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.