Malkia wa muziki barani Afrika, Yvonne Chakachaka, ametunukiwa tuzo ya BET. Muimbaji huyo wa Thank You Mr Dj, amepewa tuzo ya Global Good Power. Kufuatia kupewa tuzo hiyo, Yvonne ameshukuru kwa kusema, “A very big thank you to @BET for the Global Good Power Honor. Now is the time for Africa 🙂 #BETAwards17.”
Chakachaka atakabidhiwa tuzo hiyo June 27 kwenye ukumbi wa Microsoft Theater jijini Los Angeles.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, humanitarian and teacher. Dubbed the “Princess of Africa,” Yvonne is a legend in the South African popular music scene, with a 27 year career and hits such as “Umqombothi.”
Outside of her musical career, Yvonne is a champion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; the United Nations MDG Envoy for Africa; and the Goodwill Ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. She was chosen by Nelson Mandela as the first ambassador for his children’s fund, and has established her own charity, the Princess of Africa Foundation, which is a member of the ACTION global health advocacy partnership. In 2012, she was the first African woman to receive the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award. Yvonne Chaka Chaka is the recipient of the 2017 BET International Global Good Power Award, which recognizes individuals who have been steadfast and true to their cause(s), leveraging their artistic platform to bring visibility and provide a voice to the under-served and under-represented.
Ilwad and Yvonne join past Global Good honorees artist and philanthropist Akon for his Lighting Africa initiative and Tanzanian supermodel Millen Magese for her dedicated work in maternal and women health as well as the education of African girls on self-care through her Millen Magese Foundation. The Global Good honors will be awarded as a part of the BET International presentation, and will be airing in the international edition of the 2017 “BET Awards.”
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