Schedule for September 24, the 10th Anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival will feature a simultaneous show live from Accra, Ghana, making the event a truly global experience with some of the most well-known artists from around the world. The event will highlight a full decade of impact working with global citizens in addition to celebrating a decade of impact working with the world’s top musicians from the iconic Global Citizen stage.
Hon. Mark Okraku Mantey, the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, made the announcement while addressing stakeholders at the launch and nominees announcement of Ghana Music Awards UK, in Accra.
The partnership was formally signed in June when Michael Sheldrick, Co-Founder and Chief Policy, Impact and Government Affairs Officer of Global Citizen met with H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana. It will make Ghana the second African country, after South Africa in 2018, to host the acclaimed festival.
“Ghana is honored to host this year’s edition of the Global Citizen Festival,” said H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana. “I look forward to welcoming each and every one of you to Accra, the capital of the country at the center of the world. Together, let us join hands and help accelerate progress towards the realization of the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals]. We owe it to the next generation to live in a world free from poverty, disease and the degradation of the environment.”
Michael Sheldrick added, “We are thrilled to announce Ghana as a sister location for the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival. Ghana has long supported the SDGs and achieved great success in eradicating poverty, establishing institutions, delivering healthcare, and promoting education. The nation has inspired the rest of the continent by demonstrating what is possible through strong institutions and decisive leadership.”
“The world looks towards Ghana as a beacon in what marks its 65th anniversary year of independence, encouraging others to follow suit to end extreme poverty NOW.”
Meanwhile, the Global Citizen Festival has not yet released its complete lineup of performers, but past acts have included Beyoncé, Chloe X Halle, Tiwa Savage, Lizzo, Migos, Doja Cat, and Burna Boy, to name a few. Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that aims to solve the world’s biggest challenges.