I had the honor of attending such a prestigious event, please ladies and gentlemen give a round of applause for Global Citizen Festival SA!!! Millions of people around the world are taking action against poverty which was one of Mandela’s visions. Over 5.65M actions led to 58 commitments and announcements worth $7,207,436,824 (ZAR 163,089,720,094), set to affect the lives of 137,368,628 people.
This amazing celebration was graced by some of the greatest artists just to name a few: Usher, Pharell Williams, Femi Kuti, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Sho Madjozi, Casper Nyovest and the most anticipated performance was delivered by the Carters Beyonce and Jay Z. There were heads of states that also attended including our very own Cyril Ramaphosa, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and more. Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Dave Chappelle, Danai Gurira, Treveor Noah, Bonang Matheba and the list is endless, were all there.
I was lucky enough to have been caught on camera a few times at the event and i was chuffed. Any guessing what the best part was for me? Beyonce blew me away and Its an experience that I will never forget. Performances were well executed and the energy in the stadium was just electric. I loved all the acts that brought various genre’s of music and a whole mixed bag of dance moves.
After the whole concert was over, there was a disaster surrounding departure from the area. There was no connectivity so Uber and Taxify apps were crashing. I had a scheduled ride that couldn’t get to us because of the congestion at the pick up point and surrounding areas. We were standing in the cold for a good 2hrs 30mins at the Sasol Garage where people were getting mugged and stampedes were erupting. We got so scared and we were now panic walking in the opposite direction of where our Taxify ride was. I wish there had been more security measures after the concert.
I had a lovely time and a big shout out goes to Nyadzawela for hooking me up such an unimaginable pre-birthday gift. Did any of you go? What did you enjoy the most?