Africa Day stands for unity and solidarity as well as recognising successes from every corner of Africa, especially in overcoming shared challenges like malaria.
In a strong show of support for the fight against this deadly disease, ViacomCBS Networks Africa (VCNA) – through its brand channels MTV, MTV Base, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central – has joined forces with the Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement to support the Draw The Line Against Malaria campaign!
This new partnership will aim to raise awareness, drive education and engage young people across Africa to take back their futures and become the generation that will end malaria. This Africa Day, we have an opportunity to stand together and call for a safer, healthier, stronger world for us all and for future generations. In a year blighted by COVID-19, we must keep up the fight against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Africa Day Virtual Concert:
Watch 25 May on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322)
The Africa Day concert on 25 May is expected to be an explosion of fresh talent with artists from across the globe. This includes African artists Davido, Burna Boy, Angelique Kidjo, Fally Ipupa, Yemi Alade, Toofan, Diamond Platinumz, Sho Madjozi, Elaine, Stonebwoy, Teni, Nasty C, C4 Pedro, and more.
This two-hour special will broadcast across Africa on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) at 21:00CAT/20:00WAT, with free- to-air channels broadcasting over a one-month awareness campaign period.
"We are so thrilled to have an initiative that incorporates so many important organisations to not only showcase African talent, but also drive a message about the need to end malaria."
Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa and BET International Peer Lead, said: "We are so thrilled to have an initiative that incorporates so many important organisations to not only showcase African talent, but also drive a message about the need to end malaria. The focus on the African content is paramount for VCNA, but so is the wellbeing of Africans, and the AU and Zero Malaria embody the vision of ending malaria and creating a better Africa for all. The philosophies of unity, collaboration and showcasing Africa shine through this virtual Africa Day Concert, and VCNA is proud to be part of it."
This Africa Day, we are uniting and empowering people and communities from across the African continent to Draw The Line Against Malaria once and for all. Join the movement and Draw The Line today.