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Artists Joins SELAM Ethiopia to Raise Awareness about COVID-19

ADDIS ABABA – Several artists have joined Selam Ethiopia as it launches a new awareness-raising campaign on prevention of COVID 19 today.

COVID-19 is having a devastating consequence on global health and economy. In Ethiopia, at least 38 people have been affected by the virus so far.

“The human race is at war to stop this epidemic and save the lives of millions around the world,” SELAM Ethiopia, an independent organization based in Stockholm, said.

“Now! it’s the time to act and overcome this challenging period,” it said on a day it has launched COVID-19 (Coronavirus) awareness campaign.

With a theme title #WeWillPrevail, Selam has produced a series of campaign videos in cooperation with a number of cultural players, prominent artists and influential individuals in Ethiopia.

These include Dawit Yifru, Zeleke Gessese, Michael Million, Nibret Gelaw, Esubalew Yitayew (Yeshi), Nigist Fikre, Bayush Kebede, Ablex and Meaza Yohannes, among others.

The campaign aims to inform and teach the public about the spread of the threat.

The artists’ work is available in different local languages.

“We will share the video messages on our website, social and mass media regularly,” said SELAM Ethiopia, extending its gratitude to the artists involved in the work.

The Stockholm-based organization was created by an Ethiopian born Swedish man to promote world music and cultural diversity at international levels since 1997.