Naomi Campbell among stars at Johannesburg concert to honour Mandela

Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, Pharrell Williams, Usher and different world stars accumulated in Johannesburg on Sunday for a charity live performance honouring Nelson Mandela a century after he was once born.

1000’s poured into the South African town’s FNB stadium for World Citizen Pageant: Mandela 100. Singer Bob Geldof, who organised the Are living Help concert events for Africa, was once additionally there.

World Citizen, an advocacy team, campaigns for an finish to excessive poverty, and different reasons. It says many of us gained tickets to Sunday’s live performance via charity paintings and petition-signing.

International leaders prior to now accumulated on the stadium in 2013 for a memorial after the demise of Mandela, the anti-apartheid chief who was once additionally South Africa’s first black president.

Trevor Noah on stage with Anele Mdoda

Trevor Noah on level with Anele Mdoda. : Kevin Mazur/Getty Photographs for World Citizen Pageant: Mandela 100

Sunday’s competition gave a platform to govt leaders, CEOs and others who pledged extra investment for healthcare and different social programmes.

In a recorded video message, Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, promised extra money within the nationwide price range. Canada’s high minister, Justin Trudeau, tweeted a $50m pledge for training for women and girls all over the world.

“That is wonderful!” the competition host, Trevor Noah, mentioned as Trudeau’s tweet was once proven on a large stadium display screen.

Justin Trudeau

Good day @Trevornoah – thank you for the entirety you’re doing to rejoice Nelson Mandela’s legacy on the @GlblCtzn competition. Sorry I will be able to’t be with you – however how about Canada pledges $50M to @EduCannotWait to reinforce training for ladies & ladies all over the world? Be just right for you? Let’s do it.

December 2, 2018

Noah had previous highlighted a remark via Mandela that poverty might be conquer via made up our minds motion. South Africa, the place white minority rule ended a quarter-century in the past, is suffering with one of the vital international’s absolute best charges of source of revenue inequality.

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