CAPE TOWN – South African musician and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka has received the International Global Good Star and Power Award at the BET Awards.
The Princess of Africa shared the moment with Ilwad Elman, a Somali-Canadian social activist.
Her foundation, Princess of Africa Foundation, has provided humanitarian aid across society. The singer has taught literacy, promoted the rights of women and works to protect children everywhere.
She has also fulfilled the role of UNICEF’s goodwill ambassador against malaria and the ambassador for Roll-Back Malaria campaign.
This work led to the establishment of her foundation, according to her website.
The Motherland singer has also served as ambassador for the University of South Africa, City of Johannesburg Tourism, and Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign.