Hosts for the 2021 Global Citizen Live event in Lagos, Nigeria have been revealed and they are TV personalities, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Nancy Isime, will anchor the show in Nigeria, with the likes of Davido, Tiwa Savage, Femi Kuti, etc., already confirmed as performers on the night.
The Pan-African broadcast partners for the global showpiece which will take place on September 25 include AIM Group, MultiChoice, and the SABC.
Performances from Lagos will be given by Tiwa Savage, Davido, Femi Kuti and Made Kuti, among others. Burna Boy will perform from New York, Sho Madjozi and Muzi from Johannesburg, while Angelique Kidjo will perform in Paris on September 25, 2021.
Additions to the international line-up of artistes include Andrea Bocelli performing from Tuscany, BTS from Seoul, South Korea, Green Day from Los Angeles, Keith Urban, and Ricky Martin from various locations in Las Vegas, Lorde and My Morning Jacket from various locations in New York City, Metallica from Louisville and, in partnership with Sony Music Latin, Camilo from Madrid and Lali from Buenos Aires.
Global Citizen Live is part of the once-in-a-generation day of unity across the planet, to be broadcast over 24 hours around the world on Apple Music, Apple TV, YouTube, Twitter and also aired on partner television and radio stations across different regions. It is an initiative of international advocacy organisation Global Citizen, who use the event as a call for:
- The wealthiest nations to deliver on their promise to give $100 billion annually to address the climate needs of developing countries.
- US citizens to contact their representatives pressing for the passage of the largest climate protection bill in American history in order to set the US on track to at least half emissions by 50% by 2030. Congress plans to vote on the bill the week of September 27th.
- The G7 and the world’s billionaires to end the hunger crisis by contributing at least $6 billion for the urgent provision of millions of meals for the 41 million people on the brink of starvation.
- The G7 and EU to share at least one billion doses immediately, with those most in need, and to support the proposal by South Africa and India to waive IP around the production of COVID-19 vaccines and other medical tools — backed by over 100 countries.
To learn more, and see how you can be a part of this initiative, visit the Global Citizen website here.