Today, two concurrent performances by international music icons will celebrate this year’s Global Citizen Festival in the United States and Africa.
While the event will take place in Africa at Accra’s Black Star Square in Ghana, it will be held at Central Park in New York City in the United States.
As a music festival where attendees might take action to address severe poverty, the Global Citizen Festival first began.
On September 29, 2012, 60,000 people saw the inaugural event in Central Park’s Great Lawn in New York.
A number of artists have since played on the Global Citizen Festival stage, including Rihanna, Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, and Billie Eilish.
The performance is scheduled to take place at the UN General Assembly in order to take advantage of the chance to secure financial and policy commitments from business, charitable, and government leaders. From then to now, among of the most well-known musicians have included Mariah Carey, NY, Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, Maneskin, Mickey Guyton, and Rosalia.
Usher, a legendary American R&B singer, will perform in New York alongside some of Africa’s best musicians, including Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Stormzy, Tems, and Uncle Waffles. The event for today will begin at 3 p.m., East African time.
The Global Citizen Festival, which had its full impact in Africa in 2018 when it was held in Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, is moving to Ghana, with a large participation from throughout the black continent, including participants from Kenya.
Five Kenyans have been chosen as members of an unique world-selected BeyGood fellowship team, the 2023 class, which will be crusading on this year’s theme of eradicating poverty.
Arthur Kamau, Charity Kithaka, Diana Cheronoa, Kamuel Oure, and Sherly Kambuni will join the team of 15 selected from across the continent for the year-long fellowship.
This year’s event, which brings together artists and world leaders, strives to inspire girls and women while also caring for the environment and advocating for an end to severe poverty.