Alongside some of the biggest names in music, we’re standing together to beat COVID-19. Let’s fight and win together, because nobody is safe until everybody is safe.
In partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and MTV Base, “Stand Together” is a solidarity anthem featuring some of Africa’s biggest music stars: 2Baba, Ahmed Soultan, Ben Pol, Teni, Yemi Alade, Amanda Black, Stanley Enow, Gigi La Mayne, Prodigio and Betty G.
The song has been produced by Nigerian producer Cobhams Asuquo and the artists, named “African Artists Unite” represent multiple parts of the continent, including Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Cameroon, Angola, Ethiopia, and Morocco.
Gigi LaMayne, South Africa
“I’m really excited to be representing women in African Hip Hop on the song. It’s such a beautiful thing seeing Africans coming together in the form of one of the most powerful healing tools – music. I encourage Africans alike to use this time to envision an Africa beyond this pandemic. We are strong. We are able and we are royalty.”Yemi Alade, Nigeria
“These songs don’t always come around, so it’s always a breath of fresh air when you get to listen to songs like this.”Ben Pol, Tanzania
“It’s a necessary move for us as artists to join together and to do more of these activities to serve the community.”
“Our job is … to inspire people and to sort of comfort them, and make them see it’s us. It’s only us, and we’ll never be ok until all of us are ok.”Prodigio, Angola
“I’m honoured to feature on this charity track. It’s been a dream to work with the other artists, ONE Africa, ONE, MTV Base and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in raising our voices together against the virus. Missing everyone like crazy and can’t wait ‘til we can party again, but until then we gotta look after each other. Coz nobody’s safe until everybody’s safe.”Betty GNigeria
“I’m honoured to feature on this charity track. It’s been a dream to work with the other artists, ONE Africa, ONE, MTV Base and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in raising our voices together against the virus. Missing everyone like crazy and can’t wait ‘til we can party again, but until then we gotta look after each other. Coz nobody’s safe until everybody’s safe.”
Cobhams Asuquo (Producer)
“Was my pleasure to produce this brand new single ‘Stand Together’ by ‘African Artists Unite’. Though the virus is still here, join us as ONE World to beat COVID-19.”
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