D’Banj, Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Jay-Z, Beyonce and several artists will headline the next Global Citizen Festival, which will take place on Dec. 2, 2018, in Johannesburg to celebrate the lasting legacy of Nelson Mandela.
CEO of Global Citizens Hugh Evans, alongside supermodel Naomi Campbell and businessman Patrice Motsepe, on Monday, revealed the lineup for the Global Citizen Festival to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 100th centenary.
The Festival broadcast will be produced by Ben Winston and Fulwell 73 Productions.
“Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest examples of resistance, patience, and forgiveness that our world will ever know. It is our great honor to campaign in his name and answers his call to be the generation to end extreme poverty,” said Hugh Evans, Global Citizen, Co-Founder, and CEO.
“We are honored to play a humble role in the Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebrations in honor of our icon, Dr. Nelson Mandela who is an inspiration to people throughout the world.
We partnered with Global Citizen because of the good work they do in encouraging young people to bring change in the world and their advocacy and commitment to ending Global Poverty.
The Motsepe Foundation has over many years initiated and supported projects in education, the provision of skills and expertise, health, research on HIV/AIDS, sports, partnerships with religious and faith-based organizations and traditional leaders, wildlife and environmental conservation.
D’banj in his words said, “Thirteen years ago, Nelson Mandela called on us to be the ‘great generation’ that would end extreme poverty, injustice, and inequality. Today, I’m proud to join the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in South Africa as we answer his call and continue the fight for a more just and equitable world for all.”
Femi Kuti added, “It is a pleasure to be able to join Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 and pay tribute to Nelson Mandela who, like my father, was a tireless advocate for equality and freedom. This generation can continue to follow the path they paved and end extreme poverty.”
Wizkid on his part said, “It is amazing to join the Global Citizen movement and pay tribute to an African legend. We can achieve anything when we come together and take action.”