Yemi Alade, one of Africa’s biggest AfroPop singers, was named the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) goodwill ambassador on Wednesday.

In her video message, she said the agency’s core mission completely aligns with hers.

“It is an honour to be named UN goodwill ambassador to the UNDP programme, an agency whose core mission completely aligns with mine, to end poverty and to erase all forms of gender inequality.”

She also said she would focus on those suffering from the social-economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Yemi said she was ready to offer innovative solutions to the different issues.

“Women are among the 4 billion people who are trying to survive Covid-19 without any form of social protection. Women are among the 4 billion people who are trying to survive Covid-19 without any form of social protection,” Yemi Alade said.