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Usher, Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z, Wizkid, Pharrell and more…Photos from Global Citizen Festival

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Beyonce; Jay-Z

The FNB Stadium was filled to the brim with ecstasy on Sunday when several of the world’s biggest acts joined forces with their African counterparts to thrill millions around the world at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandella 100.

Presented by International advocacy organisation Global Citizen, the event featured amazing performances from Beyoncé & JAY-Z, Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Kasey Musgraves, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Beyonce; Jay-Z

It was the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa.

Trevor Noah hosted the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 with co-hosts Naomi Campbell, Dave Chappelle,  Danai Gurira, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Nomzamo Mbatha, Tyler Perry, and Anele Mdoda.

Oprah Winfrey introduced Sir Bob Geldof who delivered a special keynote address at the Festival remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

Noami Campbell gets stylish in African headgear #mandela100 #globalcitizen #globalcitizenfestivalsa

Other leaders who addressed the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and President Nana Akufo-Addoof Ghana, who both serve as co-chairs of the UN Secretary General’s Advocacy Group for the Sustainable Development Goals, President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana,  President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, chair of the African Union; President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.

Usher wows South Africans with his Gwara Gwara dance moves #mandela100 #globalcitizen #globalcitizenfestivalsa

Others included His Excellency Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade, Governor of Cross River State, Nigeria; Mrs. Graca Machel, UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate; The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth; Dr. Jim Kim, President of the World Bank; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women; Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The rest were Director-General of the World Health Organization, Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Gilbert F. Houngbo,President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development, David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Board Director of The Power of Nutrition, and Peter Sands, Executive Director of the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be presented and hosted by The Motsepe Foundation, with major partners, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Coca Cola SA, Big Concerts, Harmony, House of Mandela, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers, Eldridge Industries, and Associate Partners, HP and Microsoft.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: WizKid performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** WizKid

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Trevor Noah on stage with Anele Mdoda during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Anele Mdoda; Trevor Noah

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Usher performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Usher

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Sho Madjozi performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Sho Madjozi

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Naomi Campbell speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Naomi Campbell

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Prime Minister of Mozambique Carlos Agostinho do Rosario speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Carlos Agostinho do Rosário

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: President of Rwanda Paul Kagame speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Paul Kagame

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Nomzamo Mbatha and Nandi Madida speak on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Nandi Madida; Nomzamo Mbatha

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Sho Madjozi performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Sho Madjozi

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Trevor Noah speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Trevor Noah

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Wizkid performs with the Soweto Gospel Choir during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Michelly Rall/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Wizkid

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Wizkid performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Michelly Rall/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Wizkid

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Usher performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Michelly Rall/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Usher

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Pearl Thusi and Anele Mdoda speak on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Pearl Thusi; Anele Mdoda

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Children’s Choir and Soweto Gospel Choir perform during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Soweto Gospel Choir

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Soweto Gospel Choir perform during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Soweto Gospel Choir

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Pharrell Williams performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Pharrell Williams

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Tiwa Savage performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Tiwa Savage

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Kacey Musgraves performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Kacey Musgraves

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Usher speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Usher

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams and Beyonce perform during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Jay-Z; Pharrell Williams; Beyonce

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Beyonce; Jay-Z

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Naomi Campbell speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Michelly Rall/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Naomi Campbell

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Oprah Winfrey, wearing Gert-Johan Coetzee, speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Oprah Winfrey

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Naomi Campbell speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Naomi Campbell

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Eddie Vedder performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Eddie Vedder

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Gayle King speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Gayle King

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Ed Sheeran performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Ed Sheeran

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Tiwa Savage performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Tiwa Savage

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Pharrell Williams performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Michelly Rall/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Pharrell Williams

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Art Moment: Unity perform during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Usher performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Usher

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Soweto Gospel Choir perform during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100) *** Local Caption *** Soweto Gospel Choir

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: The Global Citizen plane does a flyover over FNB Stadium during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: Guests pose in the audience during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – DECEMBER 02: performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

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