Now 10-year-old rocker receives a little love from one of his favorite musicians, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello who sent one of his guitars after looking at his blanket
in his 1999 anthem “Radio Guerrilla”.
“Hey Nandi, this is Tom Morello. I’d love for you to have this guitar as a gift from me for you to rock so well and to see someone rocking so big that he’s so young to really hope for the future.” Said Morello a video
to the young rock prodigy.
“I look forward to hearing a lot more of your music in the future. You have a lot of soul and here’s a little bit of soul power to go with it.”
Nandi, from Ipswich, England, could be seen watching the video with his hands in his mouth in disbelief before opening the case to reveal a new black Fender Soul Power Stratocaster, Morello’s signature guitar.
“Wow, from the current Tom Morello!” he shouted. “Thank you so much, then, so much for this beautiful guitar – I can’t wait to confide in you!”
The young multi-instrumentalist had released a video on May 31 of her rendition of the rock band’s own song, with signs linking “fight against racism” and “Black Lives Matter” on their instruments.
John Bushell, Nandi’s father, called the situation unrealistic and said the family is still “in contrast and overwhelmed by Morello’s generosity.
“It was an honor to receive a guitar from one of the greatest guitarists of all time,” Nandi told CNN. “I’m so happy to help raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter and help end racism! With love and respect, equality for all.”
Nandi, who has been vocal in his support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight against racism and injustice, too received
a custom Fender Stratocaster. For each artist who creates a Check-in Artist, Fender makes a donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.