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The Global Citizen Festival 2018

Updated: Sep 13, 2022

The Global Citizen Festival 2018, was held on the 2nd December and brought together its largest contingency of heads of state, dignitaries, and thousands of global citizens to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela.

With headline acts like Beyoncé & JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid.

The show was hosted by Trevor Noah and Bonang Matheba. This was an historic day for Africa and millions of people around the world, standing up for Mandela’s hope for change, for a better future. Making sure that Africa's voice was being heard.

The Global Citizen Festival surpassed its goal for commitments of USD $1 billion by seven times! with commitments from the World Bank, Vodacom, PEPFAR, Cisco, the government of South Africa and not to mention co-hosts of Mandela 100, the Motsepe Foundation.

These donations alone added $5.4 billion on top of projected new commitments.

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