Innocent Ujah Idibia, professionally known by his stage name 2Baba has taken it upon himself to help Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by donating 60 percent of his proceeds from his song to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Nigeria.
The legendary African Pop artiste, made this pledge on Thursday when he visited the UNHCR office in Abuja.
According to the chairman of the Tuface Foundation, 2Baba, the song will be launched in commemoration of the World Refugees Day on June 20th, 2017.
I have decided to dedicate my time, resources and my voice to support the UNHCR in this massive endeavor of alleviating the sufferings of displaced persons.
On the June 20th which is the world refugees’ day, I am going to be commissioning a song and this song will be monetized.
60 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to the UNHCR to further its humanitarian effort to alleviating the plights of refugees and IDPs. We want people to join in this campaign by downloading the song to use it as their ring tones, caller back tones.
This download, which would cost between N50 to N100, it’s an opportunity for every Nigerian to contribute in their own little way to the course of assisting displaced persons.’’ 2Baba said.
The Tuface Foundation was appreciated in its intervention in the North-East for supporting UNHCR this was done by Bridgette Mukanga-Eno who happens to be the Deputy Representative on Protection, UNHCR.
She revealed that it all started when the agency received a donation from the foundation back in February 2017 to support its activities in the North-East.
She also stated that from the donations due to their collaborations, vocational facilities like mechanic training, iron bending, carpentry for the men and sewing for the ladies have been made available among others.