AMREF, NRG Radio Hold Virtual Concerts for COVID-19

AMREF

AMREF Health Africa has partnered with NRG Radio, Choice FM, Fun X and a host of personalities across the continent for a mega campaign dubbed #WeAreOneAfrica to sustain various communities and groups through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Themed Inspiring Action, the campaign will seek to inspire audiences to support the front liners and the vulnerable communities with 100% of all proceeds from a virtual concert going to the AMREF Health Africa Crisis Response Fund set up for this purpose.

The campaign will seek to further create awareness during these unprecedented times and get fans across to act decisively and collaboratively to intensify and maximise all efforts to contain the virus and get through the pandemic.

The virtual concerts, which began on Saturday May 23, will be held every consecutive Saturday at 10.00pm on all WAO Africa’s social platforms on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube with proceeds received going to the response fund. Fans can tune in for an evening of electric entertainment for a good cause as we stand in solidarity with the globe in the fight against COVID-19.

Penultimate Saturday, the event featured electric performances from Joeboy, Alternate Sound and Burna Boy representing Nigeria, Khaligraph, Gilad and Bien from Sauti Sol representing Kenya, Alikiba, Queen Darlene, Lulu Diva and Frankie Maston from Tanzania, Betty G representing Ethiopia, with Vinka and Jose Chameleon representing Uganda by putting up a great show with their live performances that left viewers entertained and engaged.

More artistes will feature including Nyashinski, King Kaka, Sheeba, Bahati, Arrow Boy, Bebe Cool, Tanasha Donna, Willy Paul, Nadia Mukami, Lij Michael among other surprise acts during the campaign.

Media and comedy personalities who also have come together in support of the campaign include Betty Kyallo, Jalang’o, Eric Omondi, Salvador, MC Jesse and Churchill among others.

In the recent weeks, there have seen what started out as an epidemic become a global pandemic following the rapid spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and has in one way or another affected our day to day lives.

Countries across the continent have heightened efforts to prevent widespread infections and take strong action to mitigate the impact and it is indeed a time we require sustained and co-ordinated action by both public and private sectors to avert devastation.

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