COVID-19: UNICEF, Patoranking remixes Bob Marley’s One Love

By Oluwaseun Sonde

Nigerian Musician, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie popularly known as Patoranking in support of United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has rereleased the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem “One Love” to reimagine a fairer, more just world for children whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.This was disclosed on the website of the world body UNICEF on Saturday, as Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music released the new version of the seminal song, with the help of several international artists who appear in the new version.

The song and music video also come during the year-long celebration of Bob Marley’s 75th birthday, and feature artists and musicians from Nigeria, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Jamaica, Mali, New Zealand, Sudan, Syria, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

According to the UNICEF, “All proceeds from the song and related activities will directly support Reimagine, UNICEF’s new global campaign to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children and to ensure the post-pandemic world is fairer and more equal for every child”.

As UNICEF in Nigeria is working hard to minimize the risks to children, including through support for ensuring routine vaccinations are maintained, so that children do not become more vulnerable to other preventable diseases.

The money raised from One Love for UNICEF’s Reimagine campaign will help UNICEF respond to the immediate needs of children worldwide by providing soap, masks, gloves, hygiene kits, protective equipment and life-saving information for children and families; support near term recovery efforts, including by supporting education, protection and healthcare systems; and further UNICEF work to reimagine a fairer, more just world for children.

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