The Director-General has requested A’salfo to “contribute to UNESCO’s efforts to fight against exclusion, discrimination and injustice, which represent the dominant thread of his engagement,” in his work as a Goodwill Ambassador. Through
Born in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) in 1979, A’salfo, is a ‘Zouglou’ singer. This popular form of dance music depicts the concerns and events in Ivorian society. He has been a member of the renowned Zouglou band Magic System since the 1990s, and is the group’s lead singer and songwriter. A’salfo initiated the three-day Festival of Anoumabo Urban Music (Festival des musiques urbaines d’Anoumabo - FEMUA), the first international musical festival in Côte d’Ivoire.
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors are an outstanding group of personalities who have generously agreed to use their talent and status to help focus the world’s attention on the work of the Organization in education, science, culture and communication.