He had done so since its inception in supporting and uplifting the narrative of the African refugee.
The UN agency wrote on twitter: “He met displaced people’s families to hear their stories. He wrote & recorded a song to raise funds for refugees.
He is the first Nigerian to be appointed a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Welcome to the family, Afropop music legend @official2baba,”.
🙏 He met displaced people’s families to hear their stories
🎤 He wrote & recorded a song to raise funds for refugees
🇳🇬 He is the first Nigerian to be appointed a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) June 23, 2020
“As an Afropop music legend, 2Baba has given his voice to refugee and IDP causes. In 2017 he wrote and recorded the song, Hold My Hand, a dedication to internally displaced persons.
“The song helped raise funds for UNHCR’s humanitarian response. He has also, generously contributed his own personal funds to support refugees and IDP families in Africa.
“While continuing to use his celebrity status to raise awareness and support for UNHCR’s work.
“We are asking our GWAs to join us in congratulating him on social media,” the UNHCR said.
The UN agency listed the social media handles on which to congratulate the music legend to include: Facebook – @official2baba; Instagram – @official2baba and Twitter – @official2baba.
The agency also called on the public to also tag the UNHCR on social media: Facebook – @UNHCR; Instagram – @refugees and Twitter – @refugees. (NAN)