History was made at the Global Citizen Festival:Mandela 100 on Decemebr 2, 2018.
History was made yesterday as It was a gathering of the biggest superstars at the 2018 edition of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 held at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 was first of its kind in Africa and it was in honor of the late South African President, Nelson Mandela, with the hope to inspire social activism,make commitments around social issues associated with extreme poverty with the aim of ending extreme poverty by 2030 leveraging on the star power of celebrities from around the world to make a difference in the lives of youth, and also taking actions that pressure world leaders to make commitments around the issues associated with extreme poverty, gender equality, food security, education, the environment, global health, citizenship, and sanitation.
Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Tyler Perry were among the galaxy of stars who joined top dignitaries at the festival donating and identifying with the initiative.
The festival was hosted by South African duo of Trevor Noah and Bonang Matheba featured with performances from a host of global and local artists, including Jay Z, Beyoncé, Pharell, Ed Sheeran, Cassper Nyovest alongside selected Nigerian stars in D’Banj, Wizkid, Femi Kuti and Tiwa Savage.
Tiwa Savage was in her multicolored outfit wowed the crowd with her hits like ‘All Over’, ‘Romantic’, ‘Girlie O’, ‘Diet’ and ‘Eminado, While the Koko Master brought an unusual energy that set the whole place on fire alongside the Mzazi Youth Choir with an electrifying performance with some of his hit songs like ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘Fall in Love’, ‘Emergency’ and more.
Femi Kuti supported by his Positive Force band which includes his son, Made Kuti, also showcasing some classic Afrobeats vibes at the festival, Wizkid alos had the show locked down with several of hits like like ‘Ojuelegba’, ‘Soweto Baby’, ‘Daddy Yo’, ‘Soco’ and a mash up with the Soweto Goespel Choir.
Cassper Nyovest also killed the show with several of his hit songs that took the crowd to a climax.
There were also performances from Chris of Coldplay, Usher Raymond and Real Black Coffee, Ed Sheeran, Sho Madjozi, featuring Chris Martin and Stormzy.
Beyonce and Jay Z took the show to another level, with performances that lasted for close to two hours bringing the event to an end.
It was indeed an experience at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.