The United Nations Development Programme has named Nigerian Afrobeats singer-songwriter, Yemi Alade, its goodwill ambassador on Wednesday.
Nigerian singer @yemialadee is our newest UNDP Goodwill Ambassador! Her voice will help push for a greener, equitable & sustainable world:
— UNDP South Sudan (@undpsouthsudan) September 24, 2020
We're pleased to welcome Nigerian superstar @yemialadee as our newest UNDP Goodwill Ambassador! We thank Yemi for being our voice for a green and equitable recovery: https://t.co/gdGXOneLtE#UNGA #GlobalGoalsWeek pic.twitter.com/wBNl4euf8N
— UN Development (@UNDP) September 23, 2020
Upon hearing the news, The ‘Jonny’ singer took to video to express her excitement at the prospect of championing the sustainable development goals of the UNDP and is ready to offer innovative solutions to diverse global issues.
The international superstar stated, “Women are among the 4 billion people who are trying to survive Covid-19 without any form of social protection.” A bold statement as she vowed to lend her voice to the vulnerable and those most affected by the social-economic impact from the pandemic within her new role.