The concert is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela and the end of the UN campaign called Global Citizen.

Naomi Campbell with Kevin Mazur / Getty Images fans for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela100

On December 2, the annual Global Citizen Festival – Mandela 100 was held in honor of the statesman and politician Nelson Mandela. This year he would have turned 100 years old. This is due to the choice of location: the festival was held in South Africa – at the birthplace of Mandela, in the city of Johannensburg. The concert was held at the 94th 736th FNB Stadium. The event included such stars as: Beyonce, JAY-Z, Ed Sheeran, Farrell Williams, Chris Martin, Asher, Wizkid. In addition, Naomi Campbell, Dave Chapell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gail King, Bonang Mateba, Nomzamo Mbata, Tyler Perry, Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey performed at the festival.

The campaign was aimed at collecting 1 billion dollars, of which 500 million US dollars will be allocated to providing living conditions and development for 20 million women and girls around the world. These donations will focus on eradicating hunger and improving nutrition, fighting tropical diseases, reducing HIV rates, providing quality education, reforming and repealing sexist laws, financing women’s health and family planning, and providing access to clean water and sanitation worldwide.

A piece from the speech of Ed Shiran

Many other famous people remained not indifferent. One of the benefactors was billionaire Richard Branson, who donated $ 105 million to the fund.


Canadian Prime Minister has pledged $ 50 million.


And the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, recorded a video message in support of the fund.

The event was hosted by South African comedian Trevor Noa.

 

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The life story of Nelson Mandela is evidence of the strength of the human spirit and the ability of one person to change the world, standing up for what he believed.

Oprah Winfrey

This momentous event not only honors the heritage of one of the greatest people of our time, but also provides a powerful platform for young people all over the world to make a positive and tangible contribution to the development of people and the planet.

Amina Mohamed
First Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Nelson Mandela believed in the potential of people. He believed that poverty and injustice are human problems that we could solve together. One hundred years after his birth. This is our chance to show that we all believe in the same thing as he: love, acceptance and forgiveness.

Chris Martin
vocalist Coldplay, festival participant

Part of the recording of the concert (4 hours)

Nelson Mandela is a politician, one of the most famous people in Africa and the whole world. Mandela was imprisoned under the apartheid regime in South Africa. After liberation in 1990, he led the transformation of the country (South Africa) into a multiracial democracy. He died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.