The recently ended Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 saw a number of reputable African artist get recognized for their talent. Cassper Nyovest stole the show at the South African-held event after partnering with Los Unidades, Jess Kent and Stormzy for the track Timbuktu. It is presumed that Coldplay’s Chris Martin helped Cassper co-write the song. As it happens, this track was included in the Global Citizen EP1 alongside 3 other songs.
The event was graced by tens of top world class artists including Jay Z, Beyonce, D’Banj. Pharrell Williams, Usher and Ed Sheeran. Some of these artists such as Ed Sheeran, Tiwa and Nyovest actually did a live performance. The Global Citizen event was designed as a noble initiative to end world poverty by 2030, a dream that was Mandela’s initially. So far the organization is making considerable progress, amassing millions of followers globally.