How Majestic Drama is Helping to Drive the CURE
It is no secret that one of the biggest problems facing the world today is inequality of access. The poverty line in most countries is now wider than ever — further increased by the Covid-19 pandemic — and perpetuated by poor political decisions that often favor the wealthy. Access to quality education, healthcare, employment, nutritious sustenance and opportunities are unarguably disproportionate based on geographical location and affordability. Due to this inequality, one of the most lauded and celebrated aspects of cryptocurrency is its unification of access. Unlike its centralized counterparts, there are no barriers against entry for decentralized finance, meaning anyone with access to the internet and either a phone or a computer (which is most of the global population), can also access crypto, regardless of their socioeconomic situation. In addition, it allows for a diverse selection of individuals to interact with others on the various social platforms that surround each project — many who most likely would never have interacted in their day-to-day lives. This in turn has created the opportunity for fantastic global connections and collaborations.
It is exactly in this way that Majestic Drama became the ambassador for CURE.
Abdoulaye Diop — known professionally as Majestic Drama — was born on October 15, 1990 in Dakar, Senegal. Known for its conservatism, good values such as respect and compassion were ingrained in Drama from a very early age. “I was taught to look out for the less fortunate and to help them whenever I could,” he says. Due to his mother working for the United Nations, Majestic traveled a lot across Africa, as she underwent her humanitarian efforts. He spent a lot of time in varying West African countries, including Togo where they settled for a time when he was 6, and saw much of the struggles first hand as he helped her provide aid. (Togo remains one of the poorest countries in sub-Sahara Africa, with over 50% living under the poverty line).
By the time he was 14, Drama had helped his mother in dozens of countries, but eventually moved to Albany in upstate New York, (where his father had resided since Majestic was 6) and finished his schooling there. When he was 15, he explains how he started to get into the music production scene. “So I joined this [now defunct] website called rocbattle.com,” he says, “and it was just producers going against each other, and battling each other online. Some of the things that I did started to become quite popular, and gained a bit of attention, and that was how it started slowly growing.” Drama continued following his passion for music after he graduated high school, continuing on even after he moved to Canada (where his mother had been living since 2006) to attend college at the University of Manitoba. However, it was when he moved back to America after graduating that in his own words Majestic, “really started taking music seriously.”
In 2011 Majestic had his first major musical break. A publishing company from France heard a few of the things that Drama had been working on and contacted him, wanting to help him push his work into new markets. They managed to get major French recording artist La Fouine to collaborate on an album, and one of the singles went viral. “I actually had my cousin in France who called me and told me,” he says. “He told me like, they are playing your music everywhere over here. It was a surprise, but a really good one!” Since that first break, Majestic went on to have repeat success, producing tracks for Wale, Kid Ink, Fetty Wap and Twista and having many of his tracks go certified gold and even platinum in various countries.
However, it was around a year ago in 2020 during the pandemic that Majestic started turning his attention towards cryptocurrency too. “Things were just slowing down in the music scene a bit,” he explains, “the world had just kind of paused, so I had a bit more free time. I started checking out crypto, and once you go down that rabbit hole, it’s a whole new world.” Indeed, Drama has managed to create quite a name for himself in the relatively short time he has been involved in the scene, using his powerful social media presence to help push struggling projects that he believes in. However, it was in October of 2021 that while communicating with a few people through popular Instant Messaging program telegram, Majestic learned about the CURE project. “It immediately piqued my interest,” he says. “There are a lot of charity tokens out there and the majority of them are just straight up scams. But this one just felt different to me.”
Majestic connected with CURE lead Jacob (who founded the project, and is also chairman of its parent company, the non-profit organisation, Beckley Foundation, which has already raised over $1 million USD for paediatric cancer), and the two immediately knew they wanted to start working together. “I just saw these pictures Jacob showed me of where CURE had presented these huge checks for thousands of dollars to people in need,” says Drama. “I have never seen a crypto project dedicating itself to humanity, and actually showing the proof of what they are doing. It just struck a deep chord in me. What Jacob is doing is just unheard of.” With the project being so aligned with Majestic’s personal values and humanitarian connections, it didn’t take long before he stepped up as brand ambassador for the project.
Since that time Majestic has traveled back to Dakar, Senegal to give donations on CURE’s behalf. Specifically he gave a check for $2,000 dollars to Dantec Hospital, which is the only medical center in the entire country that deals with pediatric cancer. In a private video shared by Drama, it shows the poor state of the hospital, where the rooms are falling apart and people are stacked up like farm animals. “You wouldn’t even believe it’s a hospital, people are on the floor and in such terrible situations,” he explains. “It’s in really bad shape, and the government just doesn’t care.” Majestic went on to reveal how there is no funding allocated to the hospitals and whilst the medication people desperately need is cheap, there simply isn’t any available. The donation was extremely well received by the hospital staff, who were so grateful for such invaluable support. Moreover, being that that paediatric cancer (one of CURE’s primary charity aspects) is unfortunately prevalent in West Africa, after Drama presented the donation check, he had many emotional fathers call him, explaining just how impactful what they had done was, as they themselves had sadly lost children to cancer at that very hospital.
Majestic is now on a mission of giving in CURE’s name. He and Jacob have secured a large amount of medication needed for Dantec hospital, which will be donated shortly. From there Drama reached out to people he knows in The Gambia, which is one of the most impoverished countries in West Africa. He will be shortly traveling to the country to continue to spread the message of CURE and donate where it is needed most. Specifically he will be financially supporting Ablie, a 28-year-old Gambian suffering from stage 3 histiocytic cancer to cover his extensive medical bills. In addition, Drama has started hosting personal giveaways on his twitter channel, where people who like and re-tweet about CURE are in with a chance of winning CURE tokens, donated by Majestic himself.
“I want everyone in the world to own CURE, and I am doing everything that I can my end to make that a possibility,” he explains. “This project is the real deal and I can’t wait to see what they do next. Jacob is going to change the world.”
Now that is a cause worth investing in.
This article was written by Stuart Meczes. Please note that Stuart is not a financial advisor and nothing written above should be taken as financial advice.