Mussie Sheikh

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Mussie Sheikh
Gisborne, New Zealand
EducationBSc Honors Science in Chemistry
Alma materUniversity of Auckland
  • Entrepreneur
  • Philanthropy
  • Musical Artist
Notable work
Founded Bread Charity

Mustafa "Mussie" Sheikh is a New Zealand Entrepreneur, Musical Artist and Philanthropist.[1] He is the founder of the Bread Charity which he founded at only 22 years old to assist Kiwi children living in poverty. [2]

Early Life

Sheikh is of Pakistani decent but was raised in Gisborne located on the East coast of New Zealand. He attended secondary school Ilminster Intermediate and later Gisborne Boy's High School.[3] He also briefly attended Lindisfarne College, New Zealand for a year as a boarding student. [4] Upon moving to Auckland he studied a BSc Honors Science in Chemistry at the University of Auckland where he was also awarded a scholarship.[5]


In 2017 Sheikh founded the Bread Charity which focuses on assisting New Zealand children living in poverty.[6] His reason for founding the charity was seeing the affect poverty had on his hometown. The Bread Charity runs the largest supercar events in New Zealand with exotic vehicles such as Ferraris, McLarens and Lamborghinis taking part.[7] The annual Charity Supercar Rally donate 100% of the funds raised. The charity also takes supercars to show and inspire children they help which has included a $1,000,000 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. By 2021 he aims to have raised $1,000,000 to start a children community centre. His other philanthropic efforts include being a volunteer at Starship Hospital and assisting Auckland Police.

On a weekly basis, Sheikh and a group of volunteers mentor young students at low decile schools. Bread's goal is to inspire and motivate disadvantaged children, helping them to realise they can achieve anything they want regardless of where they come from.[8] He was awarded a cover article on Ponsonby News in recognition of his contributions to the community.[9]


Sheikh is an avid Motorsport enthusiast and has raced in a number of amateur racing leagues. [10] Bread runs annual track days in which supercars race against each other with the funds going to Bread.[11] Apart from track days Sheikh interviews celebrities in an attempt to raise awareness for his charitable cause. [12] His guest list features New Zealand rugby icons such as Keven Mealamu and Nehe Milner-Skudder.[13]


Sheikh grew up playing the piano and violin in local competitions. In 2020 he released his first single, "How About You?" as a verified Spotify Artist under the alias 'Lil Mussie'. [14][15] The track details his life and visions of success achieving over 100,000 streams in the first month.[16]



List of singles, with selected details
Title Year Album
"How About You?"[17]
2020 Non-album single


  1. "Lamborghini awes but drives poor children far in life".
  2. "Bread Charity focuses on the Kiwi kids who need it most". Stuff. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  3. "The Bread Winner".
  4. "Old Boy News: Mustafa Sheikh".
  5. "Founder, The Bread Charity - The University of Auckland".
  6. "Charities Services".
  7. "Luxury cars close street in Auckland CBD for charity rally". Stuff.
  8. May, Georgia (28 April 2019). "Former Hawke's Bay student Mustafa Sheikh making a difference for youngsters". The New Zealand Herald.
  9. "PONSONBY NEWS - NOVEMBER '18". Issuu.
  10. D'souza, Matthew (18 October 2018). "Supercars protect dreams". DriveTribe.
  11. "Prevent child poverty - drive fast".
  12. Singh, Anendra (31 January 2020). "Rugby: Mealamu, Milner-Skudder a fillip but will George Bridge fuel drive?". The New Zealand Herald.
  14. "Lil Mussie". Spotify.
  15. "Single Release: How About You?".
  16. "How About You? - Lil Mussie".
  17. "How About You? - Single by Lil Mussie". Spotify Music. Retrieved March 6, 2020.

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