The fourteen African artistes were brought together by ONE Campaign to pressure African leaders into doing more to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and take action to strengthen national health systems to prevent and contain future outbreaks.
The video features the likes of Akon (Senegal), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Angélique Kidjo (Benin), Danai Gurira (Zimbabwe) Ice Prince, Femi Kuti, Desmond Elliot and Praiz (Nigeria);Mafikizolo and T-bo Touch (South Africa), Victoria Kimani (Kenya), Diamond(Tanzania) and Magasco (Cameroon) are joined by a nurse who treated Ebola patients and an Ebola survivor in making this call.
The video, which is completely silent, highlights how the world waited too long to act, and over 5,000 lives were lost as a result.
The video ends with a call to action for citizens to sign ONE’s petition. The petition asks world leaders to step up and provide more trained personnel, materials, financing and international coordination to help stop Ebola.