Arthur Nkusi, Ariel Wayz, Azziad Nasenya, DJ Toxxyk, Jackie Lumbasi, and Sherrie Silver Join the Move Afrika: Rwanda Lineup With More Artists To Be Announced
Take Action and Get Tickets at moveafrika.org
‘Move Afrika’ to Galvanize a Citizen-Led Advocacy Campaign to Promote Health and Equity, Defend our Planet, and Create Economic Opportunity
In Partnership with the Rwanda Development Board, ‘Move Afrika: Rwanda’ to Take Place Every Year for the Next Five Years in Kigali
WHAT: Comedian and media personality Arthur Nkusi, musician Ariel Wayz, actor and media personality Azziad Nasenya, DJ TOXXYK, media personality Jackie Lumbasi, and award winning choreographer Sherrie Silver join the inaugural lineup for Move Afrika: Rwanda, taking place on Wednesday December 6, 2023 at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda. They will join Grammy Award, Pulitzer Prize winning artist and co-founder of pgLang, Kendrick Lamar who will headline the event. Additional artists to be announced.
Move Afrika: A Global Citizen Experience is a ticketed event, hosted by international advocacy organization Global Citizen and creative imprint, pgLang. The event forms part of a new long-term, large-scale effort to pioneer a first-of-its-kind international music touring circuit throughout the continent of Africa, with pgLang serving as the curator of Move Afrika for the next five years, from 2023 until 2028.
The event will feature a citizen-led advocacy campaign calling for urgent action and bold commitments from world leaders on major issues across the continent. Key issues include: the need for increased funding for health, with a specific emphasis on women and girls; addressing the climate crisis and its impact on food security; tackling the lack of access to economic opportunities for future generations; and encouraging civic participation.
WHEN: Wednesday December 6, 2023
WHERE: The BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.
HOW TO GET TICKETS: Tickets are available at moveafrika.org, and can be earned by joining the movement and taking action on the Global Citizen app, at www.globalcitizen.org or text +250 790 008 555 on WhatsApp.
More information can be found at moveafrika.org.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Move Afrika is Global Citizen’s latest effort to address the world’s inequities by creating job and entrepreneurship opportunities for the continent’s emerging generations through an annual series of world-class live events. Showcasing the best of Africa to the world, these events will drive transformative investments within local communities, engage local artists, vendors, agencies and crews, and provide opportunities for on-the-job skill development and training. Producing a world-class experience for fans and artists alike, Move Afrika will set a new gold-standard for entertainment touring events, increasing demand from international and regional artists to tour in the region and building local capacity within host cities across the continent.
Move Afrika builds on Global Citizen’s previous campaigns and events across the continent that include: Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, which brought Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Eddie Vedder and Chris Martin of Coldplay to Johannesburg, South Africa in 2018; Global Citizen Live: Lagos that featured Davido, Femi Kuti, and Tiwa Savage at Fela Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine in 2021; and Global Citizen Festival: Accra, which brought Usher, SZA, Stormzy, and TEMS to the iconic Black Star Square in 2022.
Partners of Move Afrika include pgLang, the Rwanda Development Board and TimesLive.
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About Global Citizen:
Global Citizen is the world’s leading international advocacy organization on a mission to end extreme poverty NOW. Our platform combines pop and policy to create action-focused campaigns, live events and broadcasts, thought leadership summits, original content, consumer products, employee engagement programs and more to address the most urgent issues facing humanity and our planet. To date, $43.6 billion in commitments announced on Global Citizen platforms has been deployed, impacting more than 1.3 billion lives. Established in Australia in 2008, Global Citizen’s team operates from New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Melbourne, Toronto, Johannesburg, Lagos and beyond. Join the movement at globalcitizen.org, download the Global Citizen app, and follow Global Citizen on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, X and LinkedIn.
About the Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is a Government agency in Rwanda with a vision to transform Rwanda into a dynamic global hub for business, investment, and innovation. Its mission is to fast-track economic development in Rwanda by enabling private sector growth. Learn more at www.rdb.rw.
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