Usher Delivers Exceptional Performance Alongside A-List African Artists At The Global Citizen Festival, Ghana

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A ccra, Ghana lit up with incredible performances from global music stars — Tems, Stormzy, Stonebwoy, Gyakie, SZA, Sakordie, Oxlade, Tiwa Savage and Pheelz as they joined American R’n’B superstar, Usher Raymond on stage in a night to remember. Global Citizen Festival Ghana

The 20,000-capacity Black Star Square Accra, Ghana was home to the Global Citizen Festival which started with an opening speech by the President of Ghana, Akufo-Addo Nana who encouraged his citizens to stay on the path of patriotism and support causes that seek to sustain the future.global-citizen-festival-ghana-style-rave

It was full of glamour as music lovers and patrons were left in absolute awe at the concert that had taken over Ghana and Nigeria’s social media trends.

The annual Global Citizen Festival seeks to bring together people of the world, artists, and world leaders to “Take Action” on an agenda that focuses on empowering girls, children, and women, defending the planet, and creating change.

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In other Global Citizen Festival news, the Global Citizen campaign to End Extreme Poverty NOW marked a major milestone at the live and broadcast events Global Citizen Festival: NYC and Global Citizen Festival: Accra, on Saturday, September 24, during which key commitments were announced as we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the festival’s impact and advocacy, through the hard work of many partner organizations. 

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The 2022 Global Citizen Festival saw more than US$800 million announced to end extreme poverty NOW and US$1.6 billion announced by the European Commission and Canada as part of the seventh replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria on Sept. 21, in addition to the announcement of five companies signing on to the UN-led Race to Zero initiative to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. 

Of this funding, more than US$440 million was earmarked exclusively to initiatives to end extreme poverty on the African continent, with the remainder intended to reach people around the world, including across Africa.

The Global Citizen Festival campaign announced commitments by world leaders and governments in support of ending poverty now, including Canada, Belgium, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, Ghana, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, the United Nations, and the United States. Global Citizen Festival Ghana

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