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The Fair Play 2020 music competition winners are in!

Fair Play is a global competition 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 impact of corruption on our communities cannot be accurately conveyed in numbers or reports. To understand how it affects the lives of people, we must listen to their voices.

“We are artists, emerging, independent – we are “artivists” – resisting with our joy”

– Carol, Haha Que Pase (Colombia)

Fair Play Winners 2020

The artivists winners were chosen from 20 countries across the globe and we will present the three winners of the Fair Play music competition on 30 November in the virtual IACC2020.

Press release of the Fair Play Anti-Corruption Music Competition 2020.

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.


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.


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.


Fair Play Live Concert in Copenhagen

The winners were chosen from 43 entries from 21 countries and were invited to perform at VEGA in Copenhagen on 23rd October 2018.

Fair Play Winners 2018

Faith Mussa — Don’t Run Away


Malawian afro-soul one-man-band Faith Mussa, who has taken his socially-engaged musical outlook around the world, from TEDxLilongwe to Glastonbury 2017. He is known locally for campaigning against corruption and other social ills.

Rain in Sahara — Black Water


Rain in Sahara, an Indian hip-hop fusion trio who received critical acclaim for their breakthrough music video ‘Black Water’, a recent Gold Medal winner at the Indian Music Video Awards. It tackles issues of corruption, inequality and environmental damage.

HAGA QUE PASE — Juntos Ganamos


Colombian band Haga Que Pase, who fuse the sounds of urban Cali with those of rural Columbia to create a vibrant groove which chronicles the lives of everyday Colombians and indigenous people, providing a positive message for those living through difficult political conditions.

Fair Play is an awareness-raising program and network building effort to connect socially conscious artists and citizens worldwide, brought to you by the JMI and Transparency International.

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