Usher, Stormzy, Stonebwoy, Tems, Gyakie, others to headline Global Citizen festival in Accra

For the first time ever, Global Citizen is bringing its annual festival to Ghana.

This is in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival. On September 24, the event will take place in Accra’s Black Star Square.

Usher Raymond, a veteran of R&B, SZA, H.E.R, and Tems from Nigeria are among the artists performing in Ghana for the first time.

English rapper Stormzy, singer Gyakie, Sarkodie, and Stonebwoy are also added to the program.

The festival held by Global Citizen every year in New York City has a sibling event in Accra.

Reacting to the news, President Nana Afuko-Addo noted that “Ghana is honoured to host this year’s edition of the Global Citizen Festival. I look forward to welcoming each and every one of you to Accra, capital of the country at the centre of the world.” 

“Together, let us join hands and help accelerate progress towards the realisation of the SDGs,” he continued, referring to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (a.k.a Global Goals) to end extreme poverty and its systemic causes.

“We owe it to the next generation to live in a world free from poverty, disease, and the degradation of the environment.”

What Is Global Citizen? 

An advocacy group called Global Citizen is committed to QUICKLY putting an end to extreme poverty. The greatest movement of impact-makers and action-takers in the world has developed and is still growing as we advocate for immediate change to safeguard and uplift the world’s most vulnerable.

By blogging, tweeting, emailing, voting, signing, and phoning, they take action to motivate those with the power to change things—politicians, businesspeople, philanthropists, artists, and citizens—so that they may all work together to improve lives.

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