Beyonce and Jay Z’s performance at #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA: Video. The concert was the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial of Mandela’s birth in 1918, and part of a campaign to tackle poverty, child malnutrition and boost gender equality.
Beyoncé led an all-star line-up including Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z and Usher in Johannesburg at a concert to honour the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela on Sunday.
This year’s Global Citizen Festival was held at Johannesburg’s 94,736-capacity FNB stadium and saw Beyonce perform several of her hits as well as a duet with Sheeran.
As well as a constellation of global stars that also included Pharrell Williams and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted fellow heads of state from Ghana, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
Watch video below as she took to stage alongside her husband Jay Z:
“We are here to act in one voice,” said Ramaphosa. Beyonce’s performance of her smash hit XO, during which she wore a flowing pink-red dress and paid tribute to Mandela, drew an outpouring of emotion from the crowd.