"I want people to feel happy through music," said singer Misia, who endeavors to bridge Africa and Japan through the power of music.

The acclaimed singer is the honorary ambassador of The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), which will be held in Yokohama from Aug. 28 to 30. This is her second time in the role, following her first stint in 2013 (TICAD V).

Misia is hopeful about letting more Japanese people know about Africa and sings the conference's theme song "Amazing Life," which is also the theme song of the popular NHK program "Darwin ga kita! Ikimono Shin Densetsu," a show that looks at different animals around the world.