Nigerian pop stars, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage joins a host of other world music stars including Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Stormzy among other artistes who are contributing new music to Global Citizen EP 1, a four-track collection being released by the International advocacy organization Global Citizen, in partnership with Warner Music Group’s U.K.-based Parlophone and U.S.-headquartered Atlantic.
While the EP is scheduled to be released on all digital platforms on Nov. 30, a track off the body of work titled “E-Lo” by Los Unidades and Pharrell Williams (feat. Jozzy), is already available.
Proceeds from downloads and purchase of the EP have been earmarked to help support campaigns and advocacy efforts to end extreme poverty, as well as other causes like gender equality, education, water and sanitation.
Coldplay’s Chris Martin serves as curator of Global Citizen’s annual multi-artist concerts, with one already held in New York and another scheduled to happen in South Africa on December 2 at the FNB Stadium, in Johannesburg.
The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, to mark the centenary birthday celebration of the iconic South African leader will feature performances by Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Wizkid, D’Banj, Eddie Vedder, Cassper Nyonvest, Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savage and Usher, among others.
“For hundreds of years, we have witnessed the power of music in bringing people together to drive activism and demand change,” said Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans. “We are thrilled to release Global Citizen EP 1 with new songs from these incredible artists who stand with us in the fight to defeat extreme poverty, and we are extremely grateful to Dave Holmes, Parlophone Records and Atlantic Records for their dedicated partnership and support as we demand to see an end to extreme poverty by 2030.”
Check out the full track-list for Global Citizen EP 1 below:
1. Rise Up (feat. Nelson Mandela) – Stargate
2. E-Lo (feat. Jozzy) – Los Unidades & Pharrell Williams
3. Timbuktu (feat. Stormzy & Jess Kent) – Cassper Nyovest & Los Unidades
4. Voodoo (feat. Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Danny Ocean & David Guetta) – Stargate & Los Unidades