Global Citizen Festival campaigns for financial relief, climate finance, funding for Africa’s farmers
International advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, yesterday, announced more artists, activists and hosts for the 10th anniversary Global Citizen Festival taking place September 24, at the Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana, presented by Harith General Partners and in New York City’s Central Park, presented by Citi and Cisco.
Global Citizen is calling on world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly, as well as major corporations and philanthropic foundations, to take to the Global Citizen Festival stages and announce new commitments to end extreme poverty, including: investing $600 million into the future of women and girls; closing the yearly $10 billion climate financing shortfall; delivering $500 million to help African farmers respond to the global food crisis; and reallocating IMF Special Drawing Rights to provide urgent economic support, while explicitly acknowledging that sustainable change is only possible with the people and activists who advocate for change on the ground, who should never have to risk their lives because of doing so.
Executive Director of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), Yemi Adamolekun, and Founder/Director, Berea-Hillbrow Home of Hope South Africa, Khanyisile Motsa (both 2022 Global Citizen Prize Winners), will take the stage in Accra alongside other international changemakers to inspire urgent action from the festival audience.
Uncle Waffles joins the lineup of global stars performing in Accra’s Black Star Square alongside Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and TEMS while Berla Mundi, Joselyn Dumas, Michaela Coel, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Sabrina Dhowre Elba are listed among the presenters.
Similarly, Angélique Kidjo and Billy Porter will join previously announced performers, including Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton, and Rosalía, at the New York festival.
The festival will broadcast and stream worldwide on TimesLive in Africa, YouTube, Twitter, Amazon Music, the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, and Apple Music.