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MultiChoice partners One Africa for Hope Concert

As part of efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, MultiChoice has partnered with the One Africa Global Foundation for a continent-wide broadcast of the COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert on Sunday, May 31.

The One Africa Global Foundation is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation working for the social development of vulnerable and less privileged people. The concert is part of its efforts in supporting the eradication of the coronavirus currently plaguing the world.

The three-hour televised special will feature performances by top African music artistes as well as appearances by media icons and other prominent personalities on the continent. The star-studded line-up includes 2Baba, Akothee, Banky W, Betty G, CIC, Cobhams Asuquo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Denola Grey, Diamond Platnumz, Eddie Jay, Jahprazah, Jeff Maximum, Kyee Benda, Osas Ighodaro, Princess Jnap Sessay, Praiz and Waje, all of whom will give goodwill messages of hope and encouragement to every African, from the comfort and safety of their homes.

Speaking on the partnership, Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said: “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 concert in more than 49 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.”

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 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. The foundation stands united to protect, preserve and empower Africa in this crisis.”

The funding raised from the concert will be dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of health care professionals across the continent that are on the front lines in the fight against the virus. These funds will be used as special interventions for accessible, functional medical equipment, COVID testing stations and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to minimise exposure to the virus.

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