South Africa-based Afro pop singer, Willionair, will today drop his much-awaited Africa Day themed song titled United States of Africa.
The crooner roped in various other stars, from across the continent, including Poptain, Cameroon’s Jato Sonita, Tony Teez (Tanzania), Rhyims (Ghana) and Lilitha Bildla (South Africa).
Local choral group, Unveiled, did the backing vocals on the Tari G Fingers-produced song.
Speaking to H-Metro, Willionair said the song calls on all Africans to unite.
“Recent events across the continent, including the killing of Elvis Nyathi, a Zimbabwean who lived in South Africa, the civil wars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan, are a sorry sight for us as a people.
“I got inspired to do a song, and use our voices as artistes to call an end to these barbaric acts, because it’s just us Africans killing each other.
“We all need to shift our focus to building relationships that yield success and desist from harming our brothers and sisters,” said Willionair’s handler, Bry Chikaka.
He said there were plans to add visuals to the song.
“Visuals of the project are coming soon and we really have to articulate our message in a way that will impact on our people.
“It was an honour working with each one of these artists and I got encouraged to pursue more of these joint efforts to promote unity among all music lovers,” said Chikaka.
He said there are plans for a tour for all the artists featured on the song and this will be in partnership with the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, Ministry of Tourism and the National Arts Council.
The song will be available today on all digital platforms.