To announce the star-studded lineup as well as other details about the upcoming Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 event, a press conference was held today at Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The press conference was attended by Tiwa Savage, Naomi Campbell, Sho Madjozi, Precious Moloi Motsepe, Kweku Mandela as well as Minister of Energy for South Africa Jeff Radebe, CEO and Co-Founder of Global Citizen Hugh Evans and more.
See photos from the press conference below.
Nigerian music star Tiwa Savage has been announced as one of the artists that will perform at the 8th annual Essence “Black Women in Music”—an official GRAMMY Week event – this February.
The event is being held to salute the year’s extraordinary GRAMMY nominees and fête four-time GRAMMY winner Erykah Badu on the 20th anniversary of her groundbreaking debut album, “Baduizm.”
Talking about having Tiwa sing at the event, Essence President Michelle Ebanks says “Our collaboration with The Recording Academy underscores the mission of our ‘Black Women in Music’ platform. Essence, like the GRAMMYs, has always been at the forefront of recognizing the genius of so many artists and influencers—from iconic legends to the next generation’s international rising stars, like Tiwa Savage. We also applaud our event sponsor, Lincoln, for returning once again to support the vision of this event.”
Big ups to Tiwa Savage!