K.B.’s music is based on the people and the beauty of The Bahamas. Now he’s giving back to the environment that has given him the inspiration for so many of his hits by donating proceeds from his fourth “K.B. and Friends” Album to Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS), which provides environmental education through field trips, summer camps and after school programs and works to preserve the environment of Abaco by operating a number of grassroots conservation programs.
K.B. first became familiar FRIENDS when he performed at their annual Reef Ball fundraising event in early 2013. He says, “I was impressed with how hard they were working and the difference they were making in Abaco. They are changing attitudes and getting the kids out into the environment. I wanted to support that work. I love the Bahamas, and we need our environment to be healthy to keep our country and our economy healthy.”
From his first hit with the band, Ego Tripp titled “Turn Her Loose and Let Her Go”, the international sensation “She Fat” and his string of hits and successful albums that followed, K.B. has been a leader in the Bahamian music industry for some time. His efforts to include other Bahamian musicians in the opportunities that came his way continued as the artist grew as a writer/producer.
In addition to his own extensive discography, which includes hit albums “Conch Juice”, “Island Boy”, “Bush Mechanic” and “Bahamian Culture”; K.B. has also produced a number of “K.B. and Friends” compilation albums.
Now K.B. is becoming a leader in bringing together the Bahamian entertainment industry and groups that support the Bahamas environment. As a Board Member for Save The Bays, K.B. took time out from his concerts in Abaco to stop by FRIENDS and deliver his donation to the new President of the Board of Directors of FRIENDS, Wynsome Ferguson.
Ferguson, who is also the Director of the Abaco Tourism Office, said, “We greatly appreciate K.B.’s contribution and we are glad that he is setting a standard for entertainers to support the environment that inspires them and brings so much to our country.”