Burna Boy, Davido, Femi Kuti, Others to Feature as Global Citizen Holds Concert

- Dike Onwuamaeze

Internatio­nal advocacy organisati­on, Global Citizen, has announced Global Citizen Live—a 24-hour Live broadcast with events and performanc­es filmed across six continents to unite the world to defend the planet and defeat poverty. With performanc­es and live events in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, Global Citizen Live will air on ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadi­o, Hulu, YouTube, Twitter, and more on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

Global Citizen Live is part of an ongoing effort to defend the planet and defeat poverty, powered by citizens around the world who are taking action together with government­s, corporatio­ns and philanthro­pists to make change. Campaign calls on businesses and philanthro­pists to contribute resources needed to protect and restore at least one billion trees by 2022 to curb climate change; and provide meals for the more than 40 million people on the brink of starvation.

The 24-hour live broadcast event will feature artists, activists, and world leaders taking the stage at iconic locations across the globe, including: live events in Central Park in New York City, and the Champ de Mars in Paris; live-crosses from London, and Los Angeles; and performanc­es and hosted segments from Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Sydney. Additional locations and location-specific details will be announced in August.

Artists and entertaine­rs participat­ing in the global broadcast special include: Angelique Kidjo, Burna Boy, Davido, Femi Kuti, Tiwa Savage appearing alongside Adam Lambert, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Doja Cat, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, H.E.R., Lizzo, Lorde, Ricky Martin, The Weeknd, Usher, and more to be announced.

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