Community Support for TY

In March/ April 2020 our beloved friend and hip hop MC TY had been admitted into the hospital with medical complications related to COVID19. Shortly after, he was put in a medically induced coma to temporarily sedate. To help his body receive the appropriate treatment. He has since woken and is breathing on his own with little help from a ventilator and is recovering in hospital.

TY, also known by his close friends as Ben Chijioke, has been a beacon to the community for many years, especially in Brixton. 

Using his platform to support local artists, businesses and events. Using his voice to inspire so many people around the world either through workshops or through his music .

Ben is a close friend of mine and a god-father to my son.
If I was to know anything about TY is that he would give you his last penny if he had it to give.
Always donating his time and energy to anyone that needs it.
I can often hear him say "Let's make this happen"
The original witty joker who would always make you laugh with his facial expressions and undercover sarcasm.
He would be that friend that you can rant to without judgement.
Always giving BUT always been afraid to ask for help


I have set up this page so when he comes out he won't have to ask for ANYTHING. The only thing he needs to do is rest and recover.
TY has been a beacon in helping the community, now he needs the community to be a beacon for him.


There are several ways in which you can support
Buy his music on Bandcamp 
Promote his page on your socials  (Thank you BBE for putting TY in your newsletter)
Donate money to this campaign
Send get well soon messages here via text
Send get well soon messages via voice-notes -

I know we are in testing times at the moment but please only give if you have the means. I know we have raised over the expected amount but I can’t predict the generosity of the community and so have decided to keep running the campaign despite the total.
P.S If you're a person who owes him money, now's a good time to give it back too (wink, wink)
P.S.S TY's family originally set up a GoFundMe before mine. They have since closed down their page and directed all traffic and funds to me instead to stop the confusion.
All money goes straight to him when he comes out minus the GoFundMe fees
P.S.S.S.S I will not be using this page to give you daily updates on his progress.
Just know, that NO NEWS, is GOOD NEWS. Let's keep the energy high.


    • £10 
    • 4 yrs


Diane Laidlaw

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