The singer and songwriter was named the newest UNDP Goodwill ambassador on Wednesday 23rd September 2020. In a video welcoming Yemi Alade, Achim Steiner, UNDP administrator reveals that the afrobeat star has joined the United Nations at a very critical time.
“Yemi joins the United Nations family at a critical time. Covid-19 deaths are surging in developed and developing countries and the pandemic has left millions jobless, hungry or homeless.”
Nevertheless, Yemi has vowed to lend her voice to those suffering from the social impact of Covid-19 as a UNDP Goodwill ambassador.
“I look forward to lending my voice to those suffering the most from the social economic impact of Covid 19″.
She also disclosed that women are part of the 4 billion people who are trying to survive Covid-19 without any form of social protection.
“Women are among the 4 billion people who are trying to survive COVID-19 without any form of social protection”.
Yemi Alade is a household name in African music with millions of followers on social media. Just recently, she was featured in Beyoncé’s The Lion King Album.
Yemi will be joining different celebrities and influencers in the world of arts and sport across the world as Goodwill ambassadors to help the UNDP achieve its goals globally.
The UNDP Goodwill initiative started since in the early 1950s. The United Nations enlist the volunteer services and support of prominent personalities from the world of arts, film, sport and music to highlight key issues and to draw attention to its activities.