Local reggae music female act CoolPro Empresses have been picked to be part of an international artistic volunteer project called Combat Covid-19 Africa.
The group will be among other African creatives who will contribute content carrying messages in response to the global novel coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) to a website CombatCovid19Africa.com which will be unveiled on April 30 in South Africa.
The CoolPro Empresses comprising Bree Ice, Amoy and Razzy have recorded a song titled Covid-19 and it is already enjoying airplay on various local radio and television stations. The song has been produced by Spanish reggae music producer SinkyBeatz and locally recorded by Felix Ziyade.
CoolPro Empresses manager Duffy Chikakuda said he was approached by chairperson of the movement Andile Ncaba to be part of a network which has other players from the health care sector data donors and creative players from across Africa.
He said: “The movement is being masterminded by technical people. They are generating content from the whole Africa which will be viewed in 109 cities across the continent. It will also feature other artists from South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and others.”
Chikakuda also said owing to the nature of the cause, they are no financial returns which have been attached to their involvement in the campaign. He, however, said they intend to maximise on the opportunities that will come from the connections they have established.
“We have a chance to participate in international the festival and do collaborations with other artists,” he said.
In a seperate interview, Ncaba said their mission is to fight Covid-19.
“The mission of CombatCovid-19 is to allow an optimal and collaborative approach to stop the spread of Covid-19 across the African continent,” he said.
Chikakuda said local artists who are interested to contribute content towards the project are free to register so that they can be part of the movement.