Last week, ONE.org launched one of the continent’s biggest musical collaborations ever titled ‘Cocoa na Chocolate, in support of a new campaign to boost investments in agriculture. 19 of the top recording artistes from across Africa included D’Banj and Femi Kuti from Nigeria; DR Congo’s Fally Ipupa; Cote d’Ivoire’s Tiken Jah Fakoly; Kenya’s Juliani and South Africa’s Judith Sephuma. They have come together to help rebrand agriculture and tell African youth that their future lies literally beneath their feet and in their hands.
D’banj said: “As African musicians, agriculture is the single most important cause we could champion together and I am proud to say we are doing it with one voice. Through this song, we are calling on youths to go online and join ONE.org, to get more involved in agriculture, and to ask our governments to step up and improve agricultural investments, so that the youths can have a better chance of succeeding in it.”
The song ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’ was co-produced by Cobhams Asuquo and DeeVee of DB Records, while Godfather Productions directed the music video. The song and music video were recorded and shot over three days in Johannesburg, South Africa.