Nigerian superstar musician, Innocent ‘2baba’ Idibia has been appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He is the first Nigerian to occupy this role.
A statement from UNHCR platform read;
“For the past three years, 2Baba has been a committed High-Level Supporter of UNHCR’s LuQuLuQu campaign – a pan-African movement of people from all walks of life investing in a better future for forcibly displaced people across the continent. In this role, he has dedicated his time to uplift the narrative of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP) in Africa. In 2017, 2Baba visited IDP camps in north-eastern Nigeria’s Borno state”.
Reacting to the honour, the award-winning singer said;
“These families shared heart-breaking stories of watching loved ones being kidnapped or killed, forced to flee the comfort of their homes and leave everything they knew behind. I saw how they struggled to access basic things that we take for granted – like food, water, education and healthcare, I witnessed UNHCR’s work firsthand during my visits and commend the organization for being on the front lines, providing emergency relief and support to forcibly displaced families. I believe in this organization and I’m proud to be associated with UNHCR.”