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BEYONCÉ, JAY-Z, ED SHEERAN, USHER & MORE IN CONCERT AT THE MANDELA 100 GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

Beyoncé & JAY-Z, Ed Sheehan, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, Whizkid and more will be performing live in concert in South Africa come 2 December.

The concert, which will be held at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, organizers announced early Monday.  Celebrity hosts include Oprah Winfrey, our very own Bonang Matheba,  Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.

As part of this year’s festivities, Global Citizen Festival organizers the Global Poverty Project and the House of Mandela created Mandela 100, a campaign that aims to raise $1 billion for causes including nutrition, HIV/AIDS prevention, women’s health, clean water and sanitation. As in previous years, those who wish to earn free admission to the Global Citizen Festival will be able to register their participation in charity acts via the festival’s website.

Watch below as Chris Martin and South African rapper Sho Madjozi announce the A-list lineup:

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