Top Ghanaian artiste, Becca, has joined other top African artistes in Rosebank, South Africa to record a song as part of efforts to raise awareness about the 17 sustainable goals of the United Nations.
The Global Goals campaign, which launches this month, will release an All-African song, titled “Tell Everybody” on the 4th of September, 2015 with an aim to inspire young people to know their rights encompassed in the 17 goals and hold their governments accountable to their promises to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and climate change by 2030.
British film-maker and campaigner, Richard Curtis, who has dedicated the last year of his life to making the successors to the Millennium Development Goals, is behind the Global Goals for Sustainable Development famous around the world. The Global Goals will be signed by every leader in the world on 25 September at the UN in New York.
Award-winning producers Cobhams Asuquo (Nigeria), David KING David Muthami (Kenya) and Ellputo (Mozambique) collaborated on the track which was recorded by Becca, Mafikizolo, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Toofan (Togo), Sauti Sol (Kenya) and Diamond in Johannesburg’s Jazzworx studio last week.
In order to ensure the song captured the voice of Africa’s Youth, the songwriters have decided to crowd source two verses (French and English) for the song via a mobile phone competition, “Add Your Voice/Add Your Verse”, run by Every1 Mobile. During the two weeks that the competition ran, over 3000 people entered from 25 African countries.