Ykee Benda joins the list of artists that will be taking part in the upcoming COVID-19 Hope for Africa Concert, which is being organized by MultiChoice in partnership with the One Africa Global Foundation.
The concert is to help boost support for the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in Africa and will have a continent-wide broadcast which is scheduled for Sunday, May 31 from 20:00 CAT on Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 and GOtv channel 2).
The COVID-19 Hope for Africa Concert is part of the drive to help prevent and fight against the spread of COVID-19 across Africa. The concert is being organised by the One Africa Global Foundation, the development arm of One Africa Global, which is a not-for-profit organization working for the social development of vulnerable and less privileged people.
The concert, which is set to air on TV will be 3-hours long and will feature performances by top African music artistes and personalities like Ykee Benda, 2Baba, Akothee, Banky W, Betty G, CIC, Cobhams Asuquo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Denola Grey, Diamond Platnumz, Eddie Jay, Jahprazah, Jeff Maximum, Osas Ighodaro, Princess Jnap Sessay, Praiz and Waje.
The massive star dubbed concert will be used to offer a message of hope and encouragement to every African facing the coronavirus pandemic.
Ykee Benda to represent Uganda at the COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert
“As Africa’s biggest storyteller, we are committed to giving back to the communities where we operate. We are passionate about the development of the African continent as we continue to use the power of entertainment to give hope, enrich lives, and bring people together especially during these uniquely difficult times. This is why we are partnering with the One Africa Global Foundation to broadcast the COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert in more than 49 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.” – said the GM of MultiChoice Uganda, Hassan Saleh.
All the funds raised from the concert will be dedicated towards the support of health care professionals who are risking their lives while fighting the pandemic by ensuring that they have access to functional medical equipment, COVID testing stations and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure to the virus.
Chief Executive Officer, One Africa Global Foundation, Paul Okoye said: “As the world unites to fight this pandemic, Africa needs to play its part. We have done well so far but we can definitely do more together. Which is why the One Africa Global Foundation ‘Hope for Africa’ COVID-19 Virtual Benefit Concert was put together for us to dig deep in our hearts and lend a hand to the Continent that has given so much to the world.
You and I and the rest of Africa can only play our roles diligently and hope. We are stronger together and flattening the curve will not yield results if as individuals we don’t play our part. We at One Africa Global Foundation stand united with all citizens of our great land, to protect, preserve and empower Africa in this crisis”
So, don’t miss out on this exciting mega concert as it will be airing on both DStv channel 154 and GOtv channel 2 on Sunday, May 31 from 20:00 CAT on Africa Magic Family.
Source: Chano 8
Author: Allan Bangirana
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