At the 2015 MTN Radio Awards this past Saturday evening, the Africa Against Ebola and Xenophobia rendition of “We Are the World” was debuted. The song, featuring 180 Artists from across the continent of Africa carries a strong message against Xenophobia. It showcases a beautiful collaboration made possible when people from Africa work together.

In the spirit of presenting a united industry against Xenophobia, we would like as many broadcasters as possible to simultaneously play this song on Thursday 23 April at 07:45.

The musicians

The African artists who contributed to the song include:

Nigeria: Harrysong, Iyanya, Praiz, Tiwa Savage, Emma Nyra, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Di’Ja, Victor Pedro, Yemi Alade, Banky W, Sean Tizzle, Emmy Gee, Patoranking, Kcee, Iceberg, Dr Sid, Don Jazzy and Mosa

South Africa: Thembisile Ntaka, Kurt Darren, Elvis Blue, Sfiso Ncwane, Pastor Jabu Hlongwane, MXO, Thandiswa Mazwai, Donald, Khaya Mthethwa, Dr Sid, Mosa, Steve Kekana, Ziyon, RazorKutt, Moneoa, Kelly Khumalo, PJ Powers, Danny K, Lloyd Cele, Mathew Gold, Loyiso, Zamo and RJ Benjamin, as well as the groups Mafikizolo, Mahotella Queens and Joyous Celebration

Zimbabwe: Gigi LaMayne, Melly Mel, GPB, LyM-C, Thaiwanda and Thailand

Cameroon: Wax Dey

Kenya: Liz Ogumbo

Mozambique: Gabriela and Lizha James

Tanzania: Diamond

The musical director was Lindelani Mkhize, assistant musical director Oskido and sound engineer Richard Mitchell.

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