Furtado Donates Gadhafi Money

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Singer Nelly Furtado performs during the Medals Ceremony on day 3 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at BC Place on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Singer Nelly Furtado performs during the Medals Ceremony on day 3 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at BC Place on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

TORONTO (CBS4) — Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado says she is donating the $1 million she earned to perform for members of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s family to the Free the Children charity.

Furtado said in February she would donate the money from a 2007 show in Italy for members of Gadhafi’s family.

She made this latest announcement Tuesday at a youth empowerment day organized by Canadian co-founders of Free the Children. Her donation will go toward building a girls school in Kenya and a Free the Children program supporting girls in the Middle East and North Africa.

Usher, Mariah Carey, Beyonce have all also promised to give the fees from their performances at private concerts later revealed to be linked to the Gadhafi family to charity or have said they have already done so.

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