Nigerian artistes, others to perform at US-African Summit

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ABUJA – Notable Nigerian artistes and their counterparts from African countries will perform along the side-line of the ongoing -African Summit in Washington investment in the agricultural sector.

The summit, which is being hosted by President Barack , is the largest gathering any U.S. president has ever held with African heads of state and government.

According One.Org, an international organisation that fights poverty, D’Banj, Femi Kuti and Omawumi will perform an event at the Newseum, including the song “Cocoa Na Chocolate’’.

artistes are A.Y. (Tanzania), Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe),  Fally Ipupa (DRC), Femi Kuti (Nigeria), Judith Sephuma (South Africa), Victoria Kimani (Kenya) and Wax Dey (Cameroon).

“Cocoa na Chocolate” is in of ONE’s pro-agriculture in Africa, “Do Agric, It pays ‘’.


D’Banj, who is a One.Org , had led a larger group of artistes earlier this year during the official African Union Year of Agriculture record the track song in of ONE’s pro-agriculture .

Their collaboration and advocacy work tapped into the dynamic African youth culture, prompting more than two African citizens to action and sign ONE’s Do Agric petition.

NAN that the US summit place only weeks after June’s African Union Heads of State and Government Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

At that summit, the leaders heeded the call of the petition signers in the Malabo Declaration.

The leaders pledged to increase investments in agriculture, double agriculture production and create millions of agribusiness opportunities for its large youth population. (NAN)