Ten African artists joined international non-profit organisation, ONE, to release a song calling for global solidarity in the fight against COVID-19.
The anthem, Stand Together, was created in partnership with with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and MTV Base and features the biggest music stars across the African continent. Representing Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Cameroon, Angola, Ethiopia, and Morocco are 2Baba, Ahmed Soultan, Ben Pol, Teni, Yemi Alade, Amanda Black, Stanley Enow, Gigi La Mayne, Prodigio and Betty G coming under the name “African Artists Unite.”
Stand Together was released on Nelson Mandela Day, July 18th, during the Nelson Mandela Annual lecture 2020 delivered by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres at the UN headquarters in New York City.
The Secretary-General said in his speech, “Nelson Mandela said: “One of the challenges of our time … is to reinstil in the consciousness of our people that sense of human solidarity, of being in the world for one another and because of and through others.” The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced this message more strongly than ever. We belong to each other.We stand together, or we fall apart.”
Stand Together was produced by Nigerian producer, Cobhams Asuquo.
Listen and watch the anthem below.