Shameless Idealists: Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado is well know globally her for her Grammy® Award-winning songs and #1 hits, but she’s also a Free The Children ambassador.

Find out what this award-winning singer and songwriter’s earliest memories of music are, what led her to sound experimentation and how she developed a passion for helping youth through Free the Children charity programs.

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Nelly Furtado is a JUNO and Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter who recently released her fifth album, The Spirit Indestructible. She is also a Free The Children ambassador. Having travelled to Kenya and seen first-hand the life-changing effect that education has on girls in developing communities, Nelly launched a matching fund to support the construction of a new all girls high school in Kenya, called Oleleshwa. As a result, hundreds of students in Kenya will benefit from an education.


Watch Nelly’s episode of Shameless Idealists where she recounts her rise to stardom and her passion for giving back.