Wizkid, Tiwa Savage & Femi Kuti join Jay-Z & Beyonce to headline Mandela Global Citizen Festival

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Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival

Global Citizens Festival is coming to Africa for the first time and the artistes billed to perform this year are our very own Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and D’banj alongside some top international acts like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Usher, Ed Sheeran amongst others.

Beyonce and Jay-Z to perform at Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg

The event is scheduled to hold on December 2 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in honour of the former South African President, late Nelson Mandela with the aim of ending extreme poverty by 2030. This will be their largest festival advocating change for the world’s most marginalised people to date, focusing on 6 UN Global Goals:  Eradicating Poverty and Hunger, Health, Education, Girls & Women, and Water & Sanitation.

Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival

CEO of Global Citizens Hugh Evans, alongside supermodel Naomi Campbell and businessman Patrice Motsepe, on Monday, July 9, announced the lineup for the Global Citizen Festival to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 100th centenary.

Other artistes announced for the event are Femi Kuti, Cassper Nyovest, Sho Madjozi, Usher, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin and Pharrell Williams.

Tiwa Savage at Global Citizen Press Conference

Tiwa Savage at Global Citizen Press Conference

Tiwa Savage is currently in South Africa for the Global Citizen conference and she shared some photos and captioned it;

It’s an honor to be involved in such an amazing movement
We can eradicate poverty by 2030 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 #globalcitizen

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