Global Citizen Africa Awake

Celebs are descending on Johannesburg for the Global Citizen Festival taking place this weekend, if you got tickets, this is who to expect to see.


Since 2012, 14.2 million actions by Global Citizens have helped generate commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $37.9 billion. These commitments are set to affect the lives of more than 2.25 billion people with interventions that range from vaccinating a child to providing one year of education. These things will ultimately help these individuals to lift themselves out of poverty.

Global Citizens’ actions are helping to end extreme poverty by 2030 as part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Global Citizen works across the 17 Global Goals including Food and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Girls and Women, the Environment, Health and Finance and Innovation. You can find more information about The Global Goals here.

Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, presented and hosted by the Motsepe Foundation, will be an all-day festival full of surprises!

In celebration of what would be Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, we are called upon to consider how we can continue his legacy in the next 100 years to come. We are charged to reexamine what advancement means and what progress looks like, and we are tasked to define what we will do to cultivate our next generation of leaders. The 2018 Next 100 Summit has brought together some of the most influential leaders, thinkers, and doers from across sub-Saharan Africa and the diaspora as well as from across the globe to discuss how we can come together and build a better future.

Gates open at 11 am and we have all sorts of exciting goings-on lined up to keep you entertained during the day; as if the lineup and incredible commitments to ending extreme poverty weren’t enough.

This is who you can expect to see at the festival this weekend, whether performing, talking or just attending:

  • Oprah & Gayle King (Presenters)
  • Beyonce
  • Jay-Z
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • D’banj
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Femi Kuti
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin
  • Sho Madjozi
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Usher
  • Wizkid
  • Black Coffee

For more information about the concert, take a look at our helpful post here.

Sources: Global Citizen
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