“You can Wear a Rolex & Still be a Farmer” – D’banj is Passionate about Feeding AfricaPosted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 1:18 PM
D’banj‘s new goal is inspiring.
As BellaNaija reported this morning, the Nigerian music star will be present at the Africa Union Summit later this week to help ONE Organization launch its “Year of Agriculture” campaign. (click here to read)
Banga Lee had a chat with Vanguard Newspaper and he spoke on the new campaign.
They told me about how many potentials that we’re missing out on.
They told about how if we focus on agriculture in the next five, six, seven, 10 years, Africa can actually be feeding the rest of the world.
They told me about how much the small scale farmers don’t even have any support and they are the larger percentage of people that are giving us what to eat.
Agriculture is actually everything that we live; food is life; agriculture is life.
They said we would like you to champion this move where we go across Africa and we tell our youths, create that awareness for them, let them know.
So, for me, I will be doing everything in my power to make sure that the youth, my generation, they see what I have seen and they get informed as I have.
That if we focus on agriculture, not only would we be able to feed the rest of the world, but we would be a power house and we would not need anybody to give us anything.
We would create our wealth ourselves, so you can call me a farmer now.
My role is to get involved and like a joke I’m getting involved fully.
Maybe I’m going to have my own farm so that when I’m talking to youths and saying listen I am a farmer as well.
So, everything we would be doing to just let them know that “oh boy’’ you can wear a Rolex and still be a farmer.”