Things are definitely turning around for Africa as some of the continent’s change makers gather today in Washington for the start of the Africa summit hosted by President Barack Obama.
African leaders including President Goodluck Jonathan are expected to attend the summit which aims to explore the challenges faced by the continent with a view to preferring long-term solutions that will help Africa harness its potential.
One of such initiatives is the ‘Do Agric‘ campaign which is being promoted by Afrobeats superstar D’Banj in conjuction with ONE campaign. The Kokomaster has been advocating for more young people to get involved in agriculture to reduce the over dependency on oil revenues in Nigeria.
He has since launched a couple of products from his Koko foods range including packaged garri (cassava) with the promise of creating more agriculture products in the range.
He’s worked with billionaire philanthropist Bill gates and U2 legend Bono in his quest and now, he’s landed in the white house along with fellow African artists Femi Kuti, Victoria Kimani and Omawumi Megbele who are all promoting the ONE campaign’s DO AGRIC initiative.
The artists are part of the delegation attending the US/Africa Summit as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) where there’ll be a conference to discuss the future of the next generation in Africa.
The group posed for a selfie (as you do) in front of the White House as the summit begins today.
Photo: Cobhams Asuquo, D’Bankj, Femi Kuti, Omawumi and Victoria Kimani all pose for the group selfie/ Victoria Kimani/Instagram
Photo: Omawumi with Cobhams wife Ojuola and Cobhams inside the white house. Credit: Ojuola/Instagram
Zimbabwe singer: Buffalosouljah. Credit: buffalosoulja/Instagram