Music star Yemi Alade has joined the list of celebrities to be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The singer took to her social media page today September 23, 2020 to share the good news with her fans and followers.
According to Alade who was appointed by UNDP administrator Achim Steiner, says she will lend her voice to the vulnerable people who are mostly women and do not have any form of protection especially in developing countries.
“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.”
With four albums and many hits under her belt, Alade is one of the biggest Afro-pop female artists on the African continent, and the first African female Afro-pop artist to hit over 100 million views on YouTube. She is an award-winning artist: In 2018 and 2019, she won the Headies Award for Best Performer and made the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list.