With the World Bank endorsing D’banj‘s new single “Extraordinary” as a theme song for Women empowerment, a song he performed for the first time ever atGlobalCitizensEarthDay2015, the megastar has decided to putit out for everyone to listen to.
Big tune from a Big fish! Conscious music finally wins!
“On April 18, 2015, D’Banj joined the World Bank, the Global Poverty Project and other Global NGOs and artists in Washington, DC to take a stand against extreme poverty.
D’banj Dedicates EXTRAORDINARY to raise awareness for GENDER EQUALITY and WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT.
Last year, during the African Union Year of Agriculture, D’Banj revolutionized the fight against extreme poverty on the continent. He spearheaded a pan-African campaign that brought together nearly three million African citizens calling on their governments to invest more in agriculture and support small-scale farmers—and it worked. This year, during the 10th anniversary of his music career, he is continuing his crusade against extreme poverty and devoting his attention to the AU Year of Women’s Empowerment. “I believe we can have a world free from poverty, but to do so we must tackle the root causes and start addressing key issues like gender equality and agriculture,” he says. “In order to eradicate poverty, you have to have equality. What’s good for he, is good for she.”
The video shows the kokomaster performing the Extraordinary single to a crowd of over 250,000 people in support of the end poverty campaign. The video features cameos from Will.i.am, Common, Usher, Chris Martin, and Fally Ipupa
ExtraOrdinary, A fusion of Dance music and Afrocentric lyrics.”