As part of efforts to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, Multi Choice has partnered with the One Africa Global Foundation to host a musical event dubbed, “Covid-19 Hope for Africa Concert”, on Sunday, May 31.
The event will be broadcast live on Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 and GOtv channel 102).
The Covid-19 Hope for Africa Concert is part of its efforts in supporting the eradication of the coronavirus currently plaguing Africa and the rest of the world.
The three-hour concert will feature celebrated African artistes such as 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 performing artistes will use the opportunity to give goodwill messages of hope and encouragement to every African from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Speaking on the partnership, General Manager of Multi Choice Ghana Ltd, Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, said, “As Africa’s biggest storyteller, we are committed to giving back to 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 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.”
The funds raised from the concert will be dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of healthcare professionals across the continent, who are on the frontline in the fight against the virus.
These funds will be used as special interventions for accessible, functional medical equipment, Covid-19 testing stations and personal protective equipments (PPEs) to minimize exposure to the virus.
Chief Executive Officer of One Africa Global Foundation, Paul Okoye, also 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.”
According to him, the concert was put together for us to dig deep in our hearts and lend a hand to the continent that gave 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,” he added.