22 November 2014
- From the section Music
Emeli Sande has said “a whole new” Band Aid song is needed and that she’s not fully satisfied by the lyrical changes made for this year’s remake.
In a message posted on Twitter, the 27-year-old said she and African singer Angelique Kidjo “made and sang our own edits” whilst recording Band Aid 30.
She added: “Unfortunately, none of these made the final cut.”
Later in the post, Emeli apologised “if the lyrics of the song have caused offence”.
Some of the lyrics have been rewritten for the new recording of Do They Know It’s Christmas? to reflect the track raising money for Ebola-hit west Africa.
The virus has killed more than 5,000 people in the current outbreak, including 1,267 in Sierra Leone.
But several African artists have claimed the song actually reinforces negative stereotypes of Africa.