Saturday, 18 April 2020 08:41

 

Lupita Nyong'o, Sho Madjozi, Cassper Nyovest, Black Coffee and more are all set to appear in Global Citizen's upcoming 'One World: Together at Home' concert.

Global Citizen has recently announced the updated line-up for their upcoming "One World: Together at home" concert which is being hosted in collaboration with Lady Gaga.

Having already raised USD 35 million, the concert is supposed to help healthcare workers and various relief efforts amid the global COVID-19 outbreak. The concert is set to take place on April 18th.

Initially,Burna Boy and Idris Elba were the only Africans set to make appearances in Global Citizen's 'One World: Together at Home' concert. However, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, Nomzamo Mbatha, DJ Black Coffee and Sho Madjozi are now part of the line-up. Joining them will be Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira.

Speaking about the concerts contribution to supporting COVID-19 relief efforts, Lady Gaga said, "It is so important to think globally and support the World Health Organization to curb the pandemic and prevent future outbreaks." She added that, "We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented, and cultural movement."

Leading up to the global broadcast special, there will be a six hour streamed event, curated from around the world, to support brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work on the front lines. 

“We are grateful to the private sector who have listened to the public’s call for action and come together to support the global response to COVID19. This pandemic is too large for governments to tackle alone," said HUGH EVANS, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Citizen. "We are also incredibly grateful for the continued support from the artist community to make ‘One World: Together At Home’ a moment of global unity. Our hope for the special is that everyone will come away believing that we, as a shared humanity, can emerge from this moment forever grateful for the work of doctors, nurses, teachers, grocery store workers, and all those who are the backbone of our communities.”

The show can also be watched on Vuzu Domestic and Vuzu Africa (DSTV channel 116), and online on DStv Now and Showmax. 

Watch Live: The global music event on Fullview on Saturday April 18:

Courtesy of Global Citizen and World Health Organization.