Global citizen festival 2018 is Presented by the Motsepe Foundation Free-ticketed concert to celebrate the centenary year of Nelson Mandela, honouring his legacy in the fight to end extreme poverty Global Citizens to earn an entry by taking action on health and nutrition, education, gender equality, water and sanitation, and the criminalization of poverty.

Nigerian Music stars Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Femi Kuti and Dbanj will perform at the Mandela 100 global citizen festival. International artists like Beyonce and Jay-Z, Ed Sheehan, User, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin together with African artistes, Cassper Nyovest and Sho Madjozi will also perform at the concert.

Global citizen festival is scheduled to hold on the 2nd of December 2018 at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. The December event is the culmination of Global Citizen’s “Mandela 100” campaign in partnership with the House of Mandela; a series of global events honouring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.

Oprah Winfrey will deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy. While The Festival broadcast will be produced by Ben Winston and Fulwell 73 Productions

Executive producers of the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 include

  • Precious Moloi Motsepe
  • Patrice Motsepe
  • Kweku Mandela
  • Dave Holmes
  • Declan Kelly
  • Liza Henshaw and
  • Hugh Evans.

Hosts of the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 include 

  • Naomi Campbell
  • Sir Bob Geldof
  • Gayle King
  • Bonang Matheba
  • Tyler Perry and
  • Forest Whitaker.


What Wizkid, D’banj, Femi Kuti, Ed Sheeran, and Casper Nyovest  said about Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival

Wizkid 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.”

D’banj 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 said, “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.”

Ed Sheeran said, “I’m really looking forward to playing the Global Citizen Festival and paying tribute to Nelson Mandela who has inspired so many to fight for what they believe in. It should be a great day!”

Cassper Nyovest said, “Nelson Mandela taught South Africans and the world so much about how to challenge our leaders and change the future. I’m inspired to join Global Citizen and celebrate his legacy. Viva Mandela!”


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