By Ayo Onikoyi
Building on the success of the digital series “One World: Together at Home,” Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) are partnering for a special one-night event of the same name, to air across BET/Comedy Central/MTV/MTV base on Sunday, April 19. On MTV Base, DStv channel 322 and GOtv channel 72, it would air by 1am (WAT), with a repeat broadcast same day by 8pm (WAT).
Launched with Chris Martin of Coldplay on March 16, 2020, “Together at Home” has become an outlet for artists to share music with their fans for a purpose, to educate and inform millions around WHO’s critical effort to prevent, detect and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“One World: Together at Home” is not a charity event, but a broad global entertainment special to support the World Health Organization and the global fight to end COVID-19. The show will feature A-list superstars such as Burna Boy, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Finneas, Idris and Sabrina Elba, Jimmy Fallon, and more.
The two-hour program will be hosted by marquee personalities from each of the major networks. It will include both live and pre-taped performances from the world’s most prominent artists with multimillion-naira pledges to the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund.
The show will lift viewer’s spirits in these trying times with exclusive and unique cameos from the worlds of music and arts, sports superstars, and comedic sketches, while always drawing back to its core purpose to educate and inform on COVID-19 risks, prevention and response. The broadcast will also feature interviews with experts from WHO as well as stories of frontline healthcare workers from around the world.