The masked singer, who has been dubbed the ‘daddy of all judges’, has emerged as a major success in Australia, winning a $3 million grant from the government for his charity and a $2 million prize from the Federal Government for a school program in the United States.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has identified the masked singer as the ‘Daughter of the Dads’ who is also the founder of the Australian Foundation for Music and Arts (AFMA).AFMA was founded by the masked musician’s daughter and he is one of the co-founders of the charity.
The masked singer has appeared in Australia’s top music awards, including the Music Week Awards, the Australian Music Awards, Best Dance Recording and Best Dance Performance.
“It’s really a beautiful experience,” the masked frontman told the ABC’s 7.30 program.
“I feel really privileged.
I’ve never felt so proud to be associated with something that I’ve worked so hard for, and for the sake of all of the kids around the world, I think I have done a really good job.”
Mr Fennell said he had always believed in the importance of education.
“My dad always said that education should be a right, not a privilege,” he said.
“So it’s not something that you have to be able to get or have, you just have to have it.”
The ABC’s Michelle Roberts interviewed Mr Fennelly, who also has a musical background, about his childhood, music and his music philanthropy.