Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Femi Kuti, D Banj, and more from Africa will join Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Pharrell Williams and others to headline the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival. The event will take place at the FBN stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on 2nd December, 2018.
The Global Citizen Festival rallies musicians, politicians and thought leaders to influence citizens on a global scale and take actions that influence government policies. The festival hopes to inspire social activism leveraging a combination of celebrities using their star power, global leaders publicly committing to make a difference and youth gathering together for an exciting experience.
The Global Citizen Festival, Mandela 100 serves as a the culmination of Global Citizen’s year-long collaboration with the House of Mandela on the Be the Generation; inspired by the revered former leader of South Africa and his lifelong dedication to rallying people together to use their collective voices to speak for the most marginalized people.
The campaign aims to raise $1 billion for initiatives working to end global hunger, increase access to good nutrition for adolescent girls, reduce HIV/AIDS transmission rates, advocate for quality education, provide funding for women’s health, ensure access to clean water and safe sanitation worldwide and more.
The event will not only feature A-list acts in music but other global features such as media mogul Oprah Winfrey, who will deliver the keynote address for the event which will be hosted by Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker.