The musician artist thus joins a hundred other artists, athletes and personalities around the world who put their talent at the service of the promotion of the rights of the child.
“We are very happy to count SMARTY among the children’s champions of Burkina Faso! Talented and humble, it is a positive model for children and young people, ”said Dr Anne Vincent, UNICEF Representative in Burkina Faso.
Smarty, very committed to the cause and well-being of children, had recently launched, in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, an appeal for the displaced persons and the children of his country.
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“Helping to advocate for children alongside UNICEF is crucial to me. I want to make children’s voices as loud and loud as possible, ”said SMARTY when he was appointed.
His real name, Louis Salif Kiekieta, Smarty had experienced difficult situations himself as a child. Having left school too early due to a lack of means, he managed to do so thanks to Hip-hop and became the winner of the RFI Discoveries Prize in October 2013 with the album “Afrikan Kouleurs”.
As National Goodwill Ambassador, SMARTY will be asked to actively participate in UNICEF special events to strengthen advocacy on behalf of children.
The artist wishes to transmit a message of peace and hope to children and young people.