South African-born, superstar comedian Trevor Noah is set to host the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 taking place in Johannesburg.
The event, which will take place on Sunday, 2nd December in Johannesburg, will be honouring Nelson Mandela’s centennial.
Trevor Noah joins a line-up of co-hosts of the host committee including Naomi Campbell, Bonang Matheba, Sir Bob Geldof, Tyler Perry, Gayle King and Forest Whitaker.
Local celebrities such as K Naomi, Lucas Radebe, Nandi Madida, Pearl Thusi, Somizi and Zakes Bantwini will also join as Global Citizen: Mandela 100 Advocates to support the campaign against extreme poverty.
“It is an honor to be a part of the Global Citizen Festival event celebrating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela,” Trevor said in a statement.
The Daily Show host further added: “I am where I am today living as a free South African because of much of what he did, and so I’m beyond excited to be teaming up with so many others to pay tribute to the man in his home country.”
South Africa! I’ll be back Dec 2nd, hosting the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100! Check out the full lineup for #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA & learn how you can join thousands of activists by earning free tickets >> https://t.co/aW8CijC2Xe pic.twitter.com/SKQy72dS58
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) August 21, 2018
Today’s the day! Global Citizens can start taking action to earn festival points. Earn enough points for a chance to attend #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA Mandela 100 – a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy on what would have been the year of his 100th birthday pic.twitter.com/bTrwLXBluF
— Global Citizen Africa (@GlblCtznAfrica) August 21, 2018
Global Citizen CEO and founder Hugh Evans sees Noah as one of the most powerful television broadcasters.
“Trevor is one of the most powerful broadcasters of our century— his life, comedy and activism are a symbol of Mandela’s enduring vision and pursuit of equality for all,” Evans said. “We are extremely grateful for his continued support of the Global Citizen movement. We could not be more excited to have him come home with us to Johannesburg for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.” – He said.
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