For the first time ever, the Global Citizen festival is bringing its annual event to Ghana.
This is in honour 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 to headline the programme. The festival held by Global Citizen every year in New York City has a sibling event in Accra.
President Nana Afuko-Addo responded to the news by saying, “Ghana is honoured to host this year’s edition of the Global Citizen Festival. I’m excited to welcome each and every one of you to Accra, the nation’s capital and the geographic centre of the globe.
He said, “Together, let us join hands and help accelerate progress towards the realisation of the SDGs,” or the Global Goals established by the UN to alleviate extreme poverty and its underlying causes. We owe it to the following generation to live in a world free from sickness, poverty, and environmental deterioration.
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.