Star-Studded Global Citizen Festival in South Africa raises over 7 times its goal, over $6.9billion in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s birthday

Beyonce and Jay Z perform at Global Citizen festival, which raised $7bn....

The Global- Citizen Festival is in South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Soweto Sunday evening from 4pm- 12 am (GMT+2).

The fundraising event was a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s legacy and his 100th birthday.

The star-studded event featured some of the year’s most highly anticipated acts under one roof.  The likes of Dave Chapelle, Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey Trevor Noah, Naomi Campbell,  and Tyler Perry, Coldplay, Pharell, Ed Sheeran, Usher, and Black Coffee, and Wiz Kid, were the opening acts and orators before Beyoncé and Jay-Z hit the stage.

The Global Citizen Project is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change.

In 2015 The lead vocalist of Coldplay, Chris Martin assumed responsibility for coordinating the festival for the next 15 years.

By 9:45 pm (GMT +2) Trevor Noah announced donors from all over the world had reached the fund raising goal sevenfold. That was before Beyoncé and Jay-Z even hit the stage.

Needless to say this music festival was a huge success. Some fans were a little disappointed when the Beyoncé live stream was cut to only 25 minutes. According to South Africa’s Channel 24 News, the stream was cut short so that “only paying viewers at the festival could enjoy the show they earned.”

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