General News | 7 November 2016 15:53 CET

Waje takes AFRIMA stage to cry out for better healthcare for Nigeria

By WildFlower

Decries preventable deaths of over 750,000 children under five yearly in Nigeria

ONE ambassador Waje took the stage at the just concluded AFRIMA awards to lend her voice to the call for a greater investment in Nigeria on healthcare. Accompanied by Nachilala Nkombo, Executive Director ONE in Africa, she was resplendent in an electric blue Samuel Noon dress with minimal accessories.

She said; “Music has been used as a tool for social change in our communities, as we sit here to enjoy Africa’s best, some people are either at home or in the hospital fighting for their lives, or mourning the passing of loved ones. Millions of Nigerians, especially women and children are losing their lives from completely preventable causes. 750,000 children under five die in this country every year.” “As artists, we must do something about this; add your voice and support the Make Naija Stronger campaign” she added.

On her part, ONE Executive Director Nachilala Nkombo commended the over 2 million Africans who supported the ONE Campaign in 2014 cheering the roles of D`banj, Diamond Platnumz, Victoria Kimani, Fally Ipupa, Femi Kuti and others. In 2014, with the 2.3 million Africans who joined the campaign, the African Union came up with a time bound plan to transform agriculture by 2025.

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