Wizkid and Tiwa Savage will feature on the Global Citizen extended playlist (EP) to be released on November 30.
The EP is a four-track collection released by Global Citizen in partnership with Warner Music Group and Atlantic in the lead-up to the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 that will hold on December 2 in Johannesburg.
The festival is a series of events honouring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.
Other artistes involved on the project, which was overseen by Coldplay’s Chris Martin, are Pharrell Williams, Stormzy, and Cassper Nyovest.
The words of Nelson Mandela, former South African president and human rights legend, appear on the opening track, ‘Rise UP’ while the music video for ‘E-Lo’ was inspired by his life.
“For hundreds of years, we have witnessed the power of music in bringing people together,” Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen, said.
“We are thrilled to release Global Citizen EP 1 with new songs from these incredible artists who stand with us in the fight to defeat extreme poverty, and we are extremely grateful to Dave Holmes, Parlophone Records, and Atlantic Records for their dedicated partnership and support as we demand to see an end to extreme poverty by 2030.”
Some of the artistes that will perform at the festival are Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Femi Kuti, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Sho Madjozi, Usher, Ed Sheeran, and Pharrell Williams.