B’Flow will be representing Zambia at this years International AIDS conference in Durban ,South Africa .
He had this to say on social media:
“Again I have the honour of being selected to represent my country. After 15 years, the International AIDS Conference (IAC) returns to South Africa. Though I’ve never attended the conference before, my advocacy in HIV/AIDS prevention started in high school when I was elected President of the Anti-AIDS Club for all Kabwe District Schools and Kabwe Secondary School. Our Keep The Promise free concert & march will kick off prior to the IAC, tomorrow Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at Sahara Stadium in Kingsmead, Durban, SA. Proudly sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), partners and CSOs to accelerate the fight against HIV/AIDS. The concert is aimed at reminding world leaders that AIDS isn’t over and that without funding, there cannot be an end to HIV/AIDS. The concert will feature legendary American Hip hop starts Queen Latifah and Common, South Africa’s MiCasa and Big Nuz, and Zambia’s B’Flow and Just Slim. Our MCs will be South African TV and radio hosts Ayanda-Allie Paine & Proverb. Chant it on!”
The Keep The Promise 2016 weekend will start on Friday, July 15th, as the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will host a media tour of AHF’s People’s Hope Clinic in Umlazi Township that provides medical care and treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS.
The clinic, which opened in 2002 has been a beacon of hope to many people living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal.
It began with 100 patients in an old office building, and now offers care to about 15 000 patients, including children born with HIV.
AHF will then host a March and free concert on Saturday, July 16th at Durban’s Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, a 17,000-seat venue located directly across from the International Convention Center where the International AIDS Conference will be held.
The march will begin at 12 PM at Kingsmead Stadium and also conclude at the stadium.
The #KTP2016 concert will start at 4 PM and feature live performances by South African musical artists as well as international headlining major artists, Queen Latifah and Common!
South African acts Mi Casa and Big Nuz will be performing at the concert,as well as Zambia’s B’Flow ,with Proverb and Ayanda-Allie Paine acting as MCs for the event. Plus guest keynote speakers will inspire the audience and the world to “keep the promise” to fund HIV/AIDS.
“Keep The Promise” was launched in the United States in July 2012 when hundreds of HIV/AIDS advocates and featured speakers including Ambassador Andrew Young, Rev. Al Sharpton, television personality Tavis Smiley, Dr. Cornel West, comedian Margaret Cho descended upon Washington, DC for a March and rally on the National Mall.
#KTP2016 is an empowering advocacy platform organised by the Aids Healthcare Foundation, partners, and CSOs to accelerate the fight against HIV/Aids.
“I am excited to be part of the Keep The Promise Concert in Durban, South Africa.”
“It’s my first time in South Africa and it feels good to be going for such a great cause,” Latifah said in a statement.
AHF’s event in Durban builds upon the organization’s “Keep The Promise” campaign, an advocacy initiative that calls for:
- Increased and maintained global funding for HIV/AIDS prevention and care;
- Pharmaceutical companies to reduce AIDS drug prices;
- Support for HIV prevention programs;
- Support for healthcare reform;
- Decriminalization of HIV/AIDS