Nigerian singer and songwriter Yemi Alade is making major lady boss moves.
Yesterday she was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Her goal is to help shine a spotlight on the impact of the health and socio-economic crisis the most vulnerable people, who are often women, especially in developing nations.
Speaking in an interview with UNDP, Yemi Alade said:
“Women are among the 4 billion people who are trying to survive COVID-19 without any form of social protection. 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. 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.”
Yemi Alade is the first African female Afro-pop artist to hit over 100 million views on YouTube with four successful albums.
From Kiss100, is congratulations Yemi and all the best in this new position as you work with UNDP to make changes for the benefit of Africans.