Top Nigerian songstress, Yemi Alade, has been billed to grace the stage at the first-ever ‘Earthshot’ prize awards alongside international musicians like Ed Sheehan, Coldplay and Shawn Mendez.
The event which is organised by the Royal Foundation is spearheaded by Prince William will hold at the Alexandra Palace, and it recognises inventive solutions to the environmental problems facing the planet.
The ceremony which will be hosted by Clara Amfo and Dermot O’Leary, hopes to turn the tide against the pessimism many feel towards the issue of climate change by showing the positive work being done to help counter the existential threat to humanity.
The initiative identifies some of the brightest scientific minds in the world, however. Out of all entries this year, 15 finalists who have impressed with their extraordinary work to help save the oceans, land and air, have been picked.
During the event, five of the scientists will be announced as winners of a £1 million funding prize that will allow them to continue and progress their vital work, which has the potential to help repair our struggling planet.
The five winners of the ‘Earthshot prize’ will be announced by a star-studded line-up of presenters, consisting of the Duchess of Cambridge, athlete, Mo Salah as well as actors Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, David Oyelowo.
The ceremony follows the release of the documentary series ‘The Earthshot Prize: Repairing our planet’, which goes into more detail on each of the 15 finalists.
The Earthshot prize awards will be televised on October 17, 2021.