Five top African music stars will next month team up on Peace Day to perform the Peace Anthem.
The anthem, written by musician Zwai Bala and produced by Coke Studio Africa, is hoped to inspire a generation of young people to celebrate Peace Day as a catalyst for sustainable peace in the region.
The top artists of the African music industry are Ice Prince (Nigeria), Dama Do Bling (Mozambique), Maurice Kirya (Uganda), Alikiba (Tanzania) and Wangechi (Kenya).
They will be joined by leading dance groups Krest Crew and Jabba Junior, and artists Innoss’B, Urban Boyz, and Knowless on the Peace day on 21 September, 2015.
The first-ever Peace Day Anthem will premiere at the Peace One Day Youth Celebration which will be conducted in front of thousands of young people ,according to the Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley.
“I am thrilled to be marking this Peace Day with the first-ever Peace Day Anthem being performed on stage in Kigali thanks to Coca-Cola and it being broadcast live into Rwanda and the world on the Rwanda Broadcasting Agency network,” said Jeremy Gilley.
Peace One Day was founded in 1999 by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley and managed to drive the initiative that led to the unanimous adoption by the United Nations member states of an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day.
Jeremy said the objective is to institutionalize Peace Day around the world, making it self-sustaining.