Sura Yako and Shake Yo Bam Bam famed Kenyan boy band, Sauti Sol will join other African musical maestros on Friday, September 11, in the release of ‘Tell Everybody’, a song recorded towards popularising the UN Global Goals campaign.
The star-studded artiste line-up on the track includes; Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Sarkodie and Becca (Ghana), Mafikizolo (South Africa), Diamond (Tanzania) and Toofan (Togo). Produced by award-winning Nigerian producer Cobhams Asuquo, the record has been written by a song writing team that includes Kenyan David “KING DAVID” Muthami and Ellputo from Mozambique.
The lyrics, each written by the artists themselves, were informed by a song-writing competition, which saw 5,712 verses entered from 24 countries in Africa. One French and English speaking winner will hear their verses sung by the artists in the song.
The launch of the song forms part of a series of campaigns that have been organised towards the adoption of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) whose timeline for implementation expires this year. On September 25th at the UN, 193 world leaders will adopt the Global Goals, a series of 17 ambitious goals to end poverty, fight inequality & injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.