Tyler Perry will be in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 2nd to co-host the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, the premiere event in the year-long campaign that will honor Nelson Mandela’s centenary by raising awareness on key issues and enlisting the help of “global citizens.”
Perry will be there to give voice to the historic campaign in its fight against world poverty and he will not be alone; his co-hosts include Naomi Campbell, Bonang Matheba, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, and Forest Whitaker.
Chris Martin and Sho Madjozi announced the lineup for the festival on the Global Citizen’s website, which includes a talented list of performers: Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid, among others.
The best part? Tickets to the festival are free, as long as you commit to do your part and get involved in the organization’s first six Global Goals: ending poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, and life below water.
To find out how to get your tickets or to get involved if you can’t make the journey, go to www.globalcitizen.org.