Nigeria’s D’banj and Femi Kuti, South Africa’s Judith Sephuma and Congo DRC’s Fally Ipupa will be traveling with Manchester City soccer star Yaya Toure to Washington DC from 4 to 7 August with The ONE Campaign to play an active role in shaping the conversation about the US-Africa relationship at the historic US-Africa Leaders Summit.
The full list of artists are: A.Y. (Tanzania), Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe), D’banj (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Femi Kuti (Nigeria), Judith Sephuma (South Africa), Omawumi (Nigeria), Victoria Kimani (Kenya) and Wax Dey (Cameroon).
President Barack Obama will welcome leaders from across the African continent to the nation’s capital for a three-day summit beginning 4 August, marking the largest gathering any US president has ever held with African heads of state and government. The summit aims to strengthen ties between the United States and Africa, one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions.
They will also perform the on the 4th of August, during an event at the Newseum, including the song “Cocoa Na Chocolate”.
These artists represent a portion of a larger group, led by D’banj, who came together earlier this year during the official African Union Year of Agriculture to record the track in support of ONE’s pro-agriculture campaign.