Yemi Alade joins Shakira, Usher, Justin Beiber and other artistes to perform in Global Citizen Music concert
Yemi Alade is among star artiste which include Coldplay, Christine and the Queens, J Balvin, Quavo, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, and more scheduled to play the Global Citizen concert on June 27 – hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The European Commission and Global Citizen have announced the upcoming televised concert, dubbed ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’.
The virtual concert will “highlight the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on marginalised communities—including people-of-colour, those living in extreme poverty, and others facing discrimination.”
‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’ will air on NBC in the US, and will stream globally via YouTube, Twitter, Twitch and other social media platforms.
— Global Citizen UK (@GlblCtznUK) June 22, 2020
The stream will feature appearances by Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Olivia Colman, Salma Hayek, and others.
“This moment requires all of us to act,” Miley Cyrus commented in a press release.
“As Global Citizens, we’re calling on leaders around the world to combat the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on marginalised communities by committing funds to develop and deliver tests, treatments, and therapeutics.
“Because of this global effort, we will be more able to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, regardless of their income or where they live,” she continued.
Shakira emphasised the need for healthcare equality, especially during a global pandemic.
“Global Citizens around the world are calling on world leaders to help bring an end to COVID-19 by urging them to commit the billions of dollars needed to deliver testing, treatments and vaccines to everyone, everywhere.
“We need health equity and global justice, and we know that only by uniting to fight for the world we want can we build back toward a healthier future for all,” she added.
Earlier this year, Lady Gaga hosted the ‘One World: Together At Home’ stream, which featured the likes of Jennifer Hudson, FINENAS, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Billie Eilish.