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U.S. Embassy Conakry Joins Forces with Banlieuz’Art to Fight COVID-19
January 14, 2021

U.S. Embassy Conakry Joins Forces with BanlieuzArt to Fight COVID-19 

 The U.S. Embassy Conakry has been an active partner in supporting Guinea’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the U.S. Embassy Conakry’s Public Affairs Section Small Grants Program, the U.S. Embassy has been able to award over $200,000 in grants to Guinean NGOs to aid their efforts in fighting COVID-19. 

 On January 13, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in coordination with the group Banlieuz’Art and One Time held a press conference to commemorate the launch of the “Wo Bavette Sa” music video. Public Affairs Officer Gaïna Dávila was joined by Banlieuz’Art, One Time, their manager Abdou Mbaye and representatives of La FAM Foundation. In her remarks, Gaïna Dávila, underscored the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing support of the Guinean people in their efforts to combat the pandemic.  She also stated that the U.S. Embassy is extremely grateful for the partnership with Banlieuz’Art, which led to the creation of the video for the song “Wo Bavette Sa” and continued spotlight on the awareness campaign regarding COVID-19. Marcus and One Time also highlighted the importance of wearing masks during COVID-19 and expressed their gratitude to the U.S. Embassy for partnering with them on this project