Legendary Nigerian musician, Innocent “2Baba” Idibia has been appointed as Refugees Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, according to Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) who made this known on Tuesday via Instagram.
“We are so excited to share the news that @official2baba has been appointed @refugees Goodwill Ambassador! 2Baba, your steadfast commitment for refugees and internally displaced people is remarkable and we are excited to continue this journey with you! Thank you for uplifting the narrative of the African refugee and IDPs,” the United Nation agency wrote.
@official2baba performed “Hold My Hand” in 2017 at Maiduguri IDP camp, Nigeria. He wrote & recorded this song and dedicated it to internally displaced families. All proceeds from the song were donated to UNHCR emergency humanitarian relief efforts. ©UNHCR/Stephen Ranja pic.twitter.com/3MFwJdaqiM
— UNHCR Nigeria (@unhcrnigeria) June 23, 2020
Tuface also made the announcement via his Instagram account, writing: “I am honored and humbled by my new appointment as a regional goodwill ambassador of UNHCR.
“Thanks for the recognition, this will no doubt deepen my commitment to supporting the effort of UNHCR personnel and volunteers who are on ground every day, working hard to provide support and hope to millions of forcefully displaced persons across the world. Blessings one and all.”
In a video shared by UNHCR, Tufce said he knows he’s equal to the task. He also promised to raise awareness for those forced to flee from their homes.
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