Fair Play is a global competition for original songs by young bands and artists on themes of anti-corruption, integrity, and social justice. The competition is a call for young musicians to join the global anti-corruption youth movement and ensure that the global community hears their messages.
Corruption and its impact on communities and citizens cannot be understood only by using traditional measures like reports or indicators. People around the world express their everyday experiences with corruption in many ways and share a message of hope and unity. Music is one of those ways. The IACC Series recognizes the power of music in reaching citizens across the globe and sharing with them important and powerful messages. This is why we have teamed up with the Fair Play Global Music Competition.
The winning artists and bands of each competition are invited to join the IACC and perform their songs at a public concert alongside the conference. The top three winning bands of the 2020 competition got the chance to perform at the first ever virtual IACC. The bands also joined the IACC sessions giving them a unique opportunity to connect with civil society and anti-corruption experts from all over the world.
How can you apply?
Before each IACC, we, together with our partner JMI, launch a global call for applications for original songs by young bands (age between 18 to 35) on the theme of anti-corruption, integrity, and fighting for social justice. The competition is a call for young musicians to join the global anti- corruption youth movement and ensure that the global community hears their messages.
The winners are invited to join us at the IACC and perform at a unique music festival that takes place during the conference.
Check out our Fair Play Winners
2020 Winners – Check out the Winners Announcement
Cill — Sound the Alarm
Cill (born Chioma Ogbonna) is a Singer/Songwriter, guitarist based in Lagos State, Nigeria.Cill loves telling stories using music and uses her music to promote social causes. She promotes issues of democracy using music. In 2019 she received the Accountability Music Award by Accountability Lab and One Campaign. soundcloud.com/Cillsoul
Shanti Powa — Rolling On
Shanti Powa are a 10 piece big band from northern Italy who produce a powerful mix of reggae, hiphop, dub, ska, funk, dancehall, rock & world music.Their goal is to create a unique sound & vibe, and to bring joy to the crowd, as well as a forward thinking message.
Alesh — Boloko Ya Boye
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Alesh (real name Alain Chirwisa) is a committed rapper, slammer, producer and businessman who lives and works between Kinshasa and the rest of the world.