Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Jay Z, Beyonce to perform at #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA

Queen B and JAY-Z will be headlining the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.

"One of the key things we are trying to galvanise is that sense of renewal and the excitement around getting involved and engaging with communities around issues that we can bring to an end‚ such as poverty", organisers said.

The festival will also feature some of the continent's most popular musicians including South African hip-hop producer Cassper Nyovest and Nigerian artists Wizkid, D'banj and Femi Kuti, who is the son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.

The Global Citizen is a movement that focuses on poverty and aims to end world poverty by 2030. It will take place in a number of countries across the world and aims to spread the message and ethos of the Global Citizen.

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Oprah Winfrey will deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy during the event, which will be hosted by Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker.

At least 50% will better the lives of women and girls around the world. Potential attendees can start earning their tickets from 21 August and sign up on Global Citizen app.

Local fans are losing their mind as they scramble for tickets but attendees have been informed that tickets are free of cost. Admission is free - kind of; you can earn tickets by "taking action to alleviate extreme poverty", as Chris Martin explains in a trailer for the event. The Global Citizen Facebook messenger will direct instructions on involvement from today.

Beyonce previously performed in South Africa in 2003 at a concert hosted by Mandela to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS.

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