Sauti Sol record song with Mafikizolo, Diamond, Yemi Alade and Toofan
Fresh from their latest release, Shake Yo Bam Bam and participation in the third season of Coke Studio Africa, popular boy-band Sauti Sol will this Friday, September 11, join other African musical maestros in the release of ‘Tell Everybody’, a song recorded towards popularising the UN Global Goals campaign.
The song has been produced by award-winning Nigerian producer Cobhams Asuquo and a song writing team that includes David “KING DAVID” Muthami and Ellputo from Kenya and Mozambique respectively. The star-studded artiste line-up on the track include; Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Sarkodie and Becca (Ghana), Mafikizolo (South Africa), Diamond (Tanzania) and Toofan (Togo).
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.
On September 25th at the UN, 193 world leaders will adopt the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, a series of 17 ambitious goals to end poverty, fight inequality & injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. The launch of the song forms part of a series of campaigns that have been organised towards the adoption of the Global Goals, which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) whose timeline for implementation expires this year.