By Chux Odoh
Music’s biggest couple ‘The Carters’ will be headed to South Africa on the 2nd of December at FNB Stadium, in Johannesburg, to headline the Global Citizen Festival: ‘Mandela 100′.
The festival is the culmination of Global Citizen’s “Mandela 100” campaign in partnership with the House of Mandela; a series of global events honoring the life and legacy of Apartheid struggle hero and former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.
Queen B and JAY Z will be headlining the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, and they will be joined by other African stars which will includes Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest and Sho Madjozi, alongside D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Tiwa Savage, and Usher.
The event’s executive producers are Dr. Precious Motsepe, Patrice Motsepe, Kweku Mandela, Dave Holmes, Declan Kelly, Liza Henshaw, Hugh Evans. The festival will be presented by Major Partner The Motsepe Foundation, with major partners,Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Big Concerts, House of Mandela, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers, Eldridge Industries, and Associate Partner, HP.
Media mogul, Oprah Winfrey will deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy during the event, while Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker will host event.
The event is said to be free and music fans can begin to earn their free tickets starting on August 21st and can sign up today at the Global Citizen website, demanding world leaders make major investments to end extreme poverty and take a stand for women and girls.