Ambassadors

The Staying Alive Foundation is proud to have the support of a number of globally-recognised ambassadors. All of our ambassadors are actively involved in working with us to raise awareness of the work of the Staying Alive Foundation and we are hugely grateful for their continued dedication and support.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland
The Staying Alive Foundation’s first Ambassador, Kelly Rowland has dedicated her global voice in an effort to help us encourage, energise and empower young people to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in their local communities. Since 2008, Kelly’s hands-on approach has seen her travel to different corners of the globe in an effort to help raise awareness. She has visited Foundation-funded projects in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and the United States. Kelly diarised her hands-on experience in these communities with powerful stories, and with her strong commitment to HIV prevention and education, she has worked with the Staying Alive Foundation to continue our work.

Travie McCoy

Travie McCoy
Travie began his work for Staying Alive on the red carpet at the 2008 Europe Music Awards in Liverpool, chatting to stars about their attitudes towards sex, relationships and condoms. Since then, Travie has travelled the world filming for the MTV Staying Alive Special ‘Travie McCoy’s Unbeaten Track.’ Travie met with Foundation grantees in South Africa, the Philippines and India, faced with the challenge of writing a track to document his experience.

Following on from that, Travie hit the studio to record his exclusive Staying Alive track which was released in November 2009, with all proceeds going directly to the Staying Alive Foundation.

Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson
Singing superstar Keri Hilson joined the family of Staying Alive Foundation ambassadors in June 2011.

You may be most familiar with Keri from her smash hits 'Knock You Down' and 'The Way I Are'. Collaborating with the likes of Timbaland, Kanye West, and Ne-Yo, Keri is taking the charts by storm.

As Ambassador she will do a number of things, ranging from visiting some of the fantastic HIV prevention projects we support, to tweeting our news and updates. She is currently supporting the Fashion Against AIDS campaign at H&M - the proceeds of which benefits the Foundation, and most recently, led the Staying Alive Foundation’s team for the NY AIDS Walk.

Jamal Edwards

Jamal Edwards
The Staying Alive Foundation’s latest ambassador is London-born Jamal Edwards – a pioneer of the online youth broadcaster, SBTV. A young entrepreneur, Jamal turned his hobby of filming live acts around London into a full-time job and media empire.

At the age of 16, Jamal spent most of his spare time in the grime music scene, filming and broadcasting acts. These days he rubs shoulders with globally recognised artists like P Diddy, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah and Jesse J, with his interviews and music videos.

Jamal encourages young people who are passionate about their ideas to use their drive and ambition to fight the spread of HIV and alleviate the stigma through their own businesses and organisations. Becoming a Staying Alive Foundation ambassador in October 2011, Jamal visited one of our London-based grantees, saying he can relate to many of the young people involved in the project as he comes from the same background as they do.

Panky Saviñon

Panky Saviñon
Joining the SAF Ambassador team in July 2012, Latin American singer songwriter Panky Saviñon fronts the successful band METROPOLITAN. METROPOLITAN’s first album, Pop Deluxe, was met with unprecedented success throughout Latin America, with Panky co-writing and producing most of the songs. Their first single, ‘No he podido verte’- ‘I Couldn’t See You’ – topped MTV Latin America’s Most Watched Video List for six weeks followed by a successful second single ‘Recuerdoes’.

Becca Dudley

Becca Dudley bio
In 2012, Becca was signed up as one of the new faces of MTV UK. As well as presenting the daily news, she reports from movie premieres and red carpet events such as the EMA’s, the Brit Awards and the Mercury Awards; she has even co-presented an MTV show alongside superstar Ne-Yo! If she isn’t at MTV HQ, you will find Becca dj-ing reggae, dancehall and hip hop at major venues across London. Becca, a skilled drummer, hails from a musical family and can often be found jamming in the garage with her mum (bass), her dad (guitar) and her siblings (vocals and percussion)…