Strong Girl & One.org
Cobhams has been up and around countries lately doing what he knows best – creating music. He was in Johannesburg recently to team up with the One organisation to produce an anthem creating awareness for the campaign #PovertyIsSexist. The song STRONG GIRL featured various female musicians across africa – Waje (Nigeria), Victoria Kimani (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Arielle T (Gabon), Gabriela (Mozambique), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Selmor Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), Judith Sephuma (South Africa), new talent Blessing Nwafor (South Africa) and the video stars Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigeria). Here is an excerpt from the One Campaign site :
“We’ve joined forces with 9 of Africa’s most talented artists to create a new anthem that celebrates the power of girls and women everywhere.
They’ve come together to share one message: empower girls and women in the poorest countries, so they can lift their own communities out of poverty.
Our Poverty Is Sexist campaign launched on International Women’s Day this year, and so far over 115,000 people around the world have signed the petition telling world leader to act now to help girls and women reach their full potential.
The campaign and song emphasize why women and girls are important to the fight to end extreme poverty.
This song is a call to action for you to put pressure on your leader to empower girls and women in the poorest countries, so that they can lift their own communities out of poverty.”
Watch STRONG GIRL