Two Malagasy singers appointed as UNICEF supporters of child rights
Antananarivo- Madagascar, June 8, 2020: UNICEF Madagascar has appointed two nationally acclaimed singers as supporters of child rights at a special event held in the Madagascar Capital, Antananarivo, to launch children’s month in the country.
The artists - Niu Raza and Mirado – will use their popularity and broad digital presence to promote the rights of children in Madagascar and beyond, while supporting UNICEF global campaigns.
Niu Raza is a businesswoman, singer-songwriter and producer known widely for her fusion of jazz, rhythm and blues. She launched her career in 2017 with the song “Ampy Izay” or That is Enough with millions of view on youtube. She is based in New York where she continues to record and perform.
Mirado started singing at the age of four. In 2007, he released his first “Tena Tiako Ianao" meaning I really love you. The same year, he was named Revelation of the Year and Male Artist of the Year. He released his second album
«Sady tiako no tia ahy” , about bilateral love in 2008 which went to number one on the charts. In 2019, he made a comeback and is now preparing his third album.
Both have Been contributing since 2018 to UNICEF campaigns for the promotions of child rights. “Their commitment to improving the lives of children, through access to education, protection from violence and the safeguarding of their rights, combined with their connection with young people make them powerful messengers of hope,” said Michel Saint-Lot, UNICEF representative.
In their role as supporters of UNICEF, they will use their popularity with their thousands of fans to promote a fair chance in life for every child and young person, while listening to their concerns.
“This commitment is very dear to me,” said Niu Raza. “I was lucky to have grown up in a family with lots of love and I want to use my voice and my work to promote the cause of children.”
Mirado remains a role model to many young people. During recent work with UNICEF, he emphasized the potential for young people to shape the future of Madagascar. “Let them dream big,” he said.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.