American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and dancer, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, has finally uploaded a video of her Global Citizen Festival performance which took place earlier this month at FNB Stadium.
Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher and Wizkid were some of the headline acts who kept the crowd entertained.
The event ‘Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100’ was hosted by popular celebrities including Trevor Noah, Naomi Campbell, Bonang Matheba, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker just to name a few.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Beyonce announced that this year’s event managed to raise $7.1 billion in an effort to eradicate poverty.
“After settling in at home from a beautiful trip to South Africa and India, I am still in awe that 7.1 BILLION dollars was raised to aid Global Citizen in its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. I’d like to give my praise and respect to all the speakers, performers, and volunteers who donated their time to contribute to making positive change.
Every person in the audience at FNB Stadium earned a seat because they generously donated their time to help their community. Now their efforts and the money raised will help improve education, healthcare, sanitation, women’s rights, and countless other causes for millions across the globe.
I felt so much positivity and pride in the audience at Global Citizen: Mandela 100. Madiba, Johannesburg, and all of my African sisters and brothers, we hope we made you as proud as you all make us. South Africa was an extraordinary trip for me and my family. God bless. If you would like to become a Global Citizen you can get more info at globalcitizen.org (sic),” – Beyonce captioned her Instagram video.
Beyonce also thanked all the designers who dressed her during her trip to South Africa.
“Thank you to the talented African designers who kept me feeling fresh. Y’all go so hard (sic),” – she wrote.
Image Courtesy: instagram.com/beyonce
Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.