Yemi Alade Joins Other Nigerian Celebrities As United Nation Goodwill Ambassadors

Yemi was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme

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Nigerian singer-songwriter Yemi Alade was today appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Her new role with the United Nations saddles her with the responsibilty of help finding solutions on the impact of health and socio-economic crisis on the poor and most vulnerable people due to the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
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She took to her Instagram page to announce her latest achievement:
“Women are among the 4 billion people who are trying to survive COVID-19 without any form of social protection,” said Alade. “I want to lend my voice to these women and other vulnerable people who make up half of the world that’s struggling to make ends meet. They don’t have the luxury of working from home and are putting their health at risk just to put food on the table.”
“But as we address poverty and inequality in our COVID-19 recovery plans, we can’t put climate change on the back burner,” Alade said. “Climate change and poverty go hand-in-hand, and neither is gender-neutral. Women in developing countries, such as my homeland Nigeria, are disproportionately affected by both.”
Alade was appointed UNDP’s latest Goodwill Ambassador by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner.
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With four albums and many hits under her belt, and her 5th studio album on the way, Yemi Alade is one of the biggest female artists on the African continent, and the first African female artist to hit over 100 million views on YouTube.

Yemi Alade also has many awards to her name from local awards to internationally acclaimed awards and list goes on. Yemi Alade collaborated with Beyoncé and, in 2019, was featured on Beyoncé “The Lion King: The Gift” album.She is joining a roster of UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors, which includes globally celebrated actors, athletes, musicians, and other high-profile influencers.
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