Four Nigerian artistes to perform at Mandela Global Citizen Festival
The Nigerian talents that have been picked to Rock the stage at the 2018 Mandela Global Citizen Festival holding in South Africa are: Tiwa Savage, D’Banj, Femi Kuti and Wizkid.
The event which is said to have been organized by the Motsepe Foundation, to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela, honoring his legacy in the fight to end extreme poverty, revealed a statement shared on PR Newswire.
The festival is also expected to have Beyonce and Jay Z perform, and the central points will be majorly to take action on health and nutrition, education, gender equality, water and sanitation, and the criminalisation of poverty.
Scheduled to deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy is renowned wealthy Africa woman, Oprah Winfrey.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian music artistes to perform at the august event while speaking on the festival, Tiwa Savage said, “It’s an honor to be involved in such an amazing movement. We can eradicate poverty by 2030.”
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.”
And Wizkid said, “It is amazing to join the Global Citizen movement and pay tribute to an African legend.”
Other artistes that will perform at the festival include: Cassper Nyovest, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, and Usher.