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Yemi Alade joins forces with Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Shakira for concert to tackle COVID-19

Yemi Alade joins forces with Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Shakira for concert to tackle COVID-19
Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade will join other A-list musicians to perform at a benefit concert to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The concert, ‘Global Goal: Unite For Our Future – The Concert‘ is expected to hold on Saturday, 27 June and will feature Yemi Alade as well as Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, and Usher.

Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Antoni Porowski, Ken Jeong, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman are also expected to make appearances at the show.

“Global Citizens around the world are calling for systemic change, change that brings about justice for everyone, everywhere, regardless of where they were born or the colour of their skin,” co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, Hugh Evans said.

“If we are to end COVID-19 for all, we need our world leaders to commit the billions of dollars needed to equitably deliver testing, treatments, and vaccines.”

The concert is expected to be televised globally and live-streamed and is supported by Global Citizen and the European Commission as parts of efforts to fight COVID-19.

With total infections going over nine million, economies of several countries have been hit by the lockdown that was enforced to fight the virus.

This show is aimed at raising money to help those living in extreme poverty and those communities who are facing discrimination as a result of this.

The concert is set to be hosted by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.