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Former Child Actress Alicia Keys Uses Her Voice for the Voiceless

November 12, 2009

Nonhlanhla Mqadi wants to be a famous singer. At 15, the walls of the bedroom she shares in this orphanage, outside Durban, South Africa, are covered with her American show biz idols.

"That's Kelly Rowland. That's Mary J. Blige..." said Nonhlanhla. And, most special of all to Nonhlanhla is Alicia Keys

Keys connection with the children of the Agape Orphanage runs far deeper than her music. "These are my folks," said Keys.

Nonhlanhla and most of these children have lost their parents to AIDS. But they gained the attention and support of this Grammy winner. Read More