Lupita Nyong’o, Burna Boy, Black Coffee Help Raise KSh13bn Global Response to Covid

Lupita Nyong’o, Burna Boy, Black Coffee Help Raise KSh13bn Global Response to Covid

Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o displaying her Sulwe book cover I Courtesy

One World: Together At Home, an eight hour took place over the weekend – an eight-hour, global broadcast special, raised $128 million ( KSh13.6 billion) in support of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The broadcast which featured Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o, Nigerian musician, Damini Ogulu, (Burna Boy) on Saturday 18th, organized by Global Citizen together with Lady Gaga, was viewed by over 270 million people across the world.

All associated proceeds from artists, record labels and streaming services will be donated to Global Citizen in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Hugh Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Citizen, commented, “With the generous support of artists, record labels and the world’s biggest streaming services, One World: Together At Home The Album will continue to generate support for the healthcare and other frontline workers around the world who are helping to save lives. With this album, fans will be able to revisit their favorite performances, while those who may have missed the live event will be able to experience the community created by this historic global event.”

The broadcast was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert, alongside friends from Sesame Street to help unify and inspire people around the world.