Nigeria’s singer-songwriter, composer and actress Yemi Alade has been appointed as Africa’s ambassador for covid 19.
The multiple award-winning African star is tasked with the responsibility of encouraging Africans to get vaccinated against Covid-19, in a campaign called It’s Up to Us.
The campaign is spearheaded by the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Mastercard
According to the Africa CDC, just 12.33% of the continent’s population is fully vaccinated, and just 0.91% have received their booster shot.
Excited to join @Mastercardfdn, @AfricaCDC
and thousands of other Africans in the movement to
stop the spread of COVID—one shot at a time #Africa #ItsUpToUs @UpToUsAfrica pic.twitter.com/7D3KiSojpG
— ✊🏾 yemialade (@yemialadee) March 2, 2022
In a tweet, Alade said she is excited to join the Africa CDC, Mastercard and thousands of Africans to stop the spread of coronavirus “one shot at a time”.
In 2020, Yemi was made Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).