On Monday, I was at the press briefing of the ONE year of Agriculture launch with D’banj. It was exciting to see him very excited about making a change and promote agriculture among young people across Africa. He was also there with Cobhams who will be a part of the campaign as he will produce the ONE theme song.
I must say I enjoyed it and I left there pretty informed
And I also got a chance to interview him
FROM ONE TODAY:
Nigerian singer-songwriter D’banj was on hand for the Do Agric, It Pays kick-off event in Addis Ababa today. Civil society partners at the launch included the Pan African Farmers Association (PAFO), ActionAid International, Acord International, Oxfam, East and Southern African Farmers Forum , ROPPA, Southern African Confederation of Agriculture Unions, the Africa Union Commission, Becho Welisho and the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Campaign champions include Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, Beninois President Dr. Thomas Yayi Boni and Côte d’Ivoire footballer Yaya Touré, with Touré starring in a new ONE PSA, which debuted today on one.org/doagric.
The launch of Do Agric in Addis Ababa coincides with the 2014 January African Union (AU) summit, where heads of state have gathered to discuss key development challenges across the continent. The AU has declared 2014 the Year of Agriculture in Africa.
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In February, D’banj will lead top artists from around the continent to record a song produced by iconic producer Cobhams Asuquo and music video, aimed at promoting agriculture among youths on the continent.
PS: Mosa came to my office yesterday!!! Whoop!!! #TeamMosa all the way
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