2baba appointed UN Goodwill ambassador

Singer 2baba appointed UN Goodwill ambassador

Popular Nigerian singer Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2baba, has just been appointed an ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

This was made public after his manager, Efe Omorogbe, drew attention to a post shared by UNHCR to announce the appointment.

Shortly after Omorogbe’s announcement, the singer also shared the news with his fans.

2baba’s appointment comes as a recognition for his efforts towards the welfare of those who have been displaced across Africa and beyond.

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We're delighted to announce that Afropop music legend @official2Baba is our newest Goodwill Ambassador. ?? ? For the past three years, the world-renowned singer has been a committed supporter of UNHCR’s #LuQuLuQu campaign – a pan-African movement of people from all walks of life investing in a better future for forcibly displaced people across the continent. ? ? Back in 2017, 2Baba visited camps in north-eastern Nigeria’s Borno state where he saw first-hand how UNHCR was changing lives. “These families shared heart-breaking stories of watching loved ones being kidnapped or killed, forced to flee the comfort of their homes and leave everything they knew behind," he said.? ? He also wrote and recorded, Hold My Hand, a song dedication to internally displaced persons, which helped raise funds for UNHCR.? ? Welcome to the family, 2Baba! ?? ? Photos: UNHCR/Tego Agbro? ? #2Baba #UNHCR #Refugees #WithRefugees #Nigeria #LuQuLuQu

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Omorogbe while sharing the news, writes: “Congrats @official2baba. Well deserved recognition for your unwavering commitment and tireless work towards the welfare of forcefully displaced persons across Africa and the globe. May God grant you the grace and ability to do more. Bless up bro.”

Similarly, the singer took to his page to react to his appointment. 2baba appreciated the agency for the honour.

He also thanked people who have donated and supported the cause over the years.

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. Special thanks to donors and supporters of the cause. Blessings one and all,” writes the African Queen crooner.

Congratulations to Innocent Idibia on his appointmen.

Check out his post below and don’t forget to scrol down to watch the video of his testimony working with the UNHCR.