Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Set to Headline Global Citizen Festival to Honor Nelson Mandela in South Africa

Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles perform on stage during the ‘On the Run II’ tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.
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Beyoncé and her hubby Jay-Z will be headlining this year’s Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.

I doubt I’ll be in South Africa come Dec. 2 but I hope there’s a live stream.

The news about this event keeps getting bigger and better—Oprah Winfrey will be the keynote speaker. Other hosts of the event include Naomi Campbell, Gayle King, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker.


The event will be centered around six pillars: ending poverty; zero hunger; good health and well being; quality education; clean water and sanitation; and life below water.

Oprah will discuss the impact Nelson Mandela had on people. “It is one of the great honors of my life to have spent so much time with him, and I look forward to celebrating his courageous life,” she told Global Citizen.

Global Citizen is accepting donations, and starting August 21, free tickets will be up for grabs.

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