ONE ambassador and popular Nigerian singer, Waje took the stage at the just concluded AFRIMA awards to lend her voice to the call for a greater investment in Nigeria on healthcare.
She was accompanied by Nachilala Nkombo, Executive Director ONE in Africa.
Speaking about the importance of the influence artistes have, she said, “Music has been used as a tool for social change in our communities, as we sit here to enjoy Africa’s best, some people are either at home or in the hospital fighting for their lives, or mourning the passing of loved ones.
Millions of Nigerians, especially women and children are losing their lives from completely preventable causes. 750,000 children under five die in this country every year.”
“As artists, we must do something about this; add your voice and support the Make Naija Stronger campaign” she added.
Artistes that have played significant roles in the ONE campaign include D`banj, Diamond Platnumz, Victoria Kimani, Fally Ipupa, Femi Kuti and many more. Nachilala Nkombo commended them and the over 2 million Africans who supported the ONE Campaign.
The ONE campaign is an initiative of the African Union with a time bound plan to transform agriculture by 2025.