Buckle up everyone, we've got some major news to deliver. 

Global Citizen is launching a first-of-its-kind international music touring circuit across the African continent: Move Afrika. 

First stop? Rwanda. 
First date? Dec. 6. 
First headliner? Kendrick Lamar.

That’s right, we’re working with creative imprint, pgLang to bring to the world, Move Afrika: A Global Citizen Experience — a new long-term, large-scale effort to pioneer a first-of-its-kind international music touring circuit throughout the African continent over the next five years. The very first event, Move Afrika: Rwanda will be headlined by Grammy Award, Pulitzer prize winning artist, and co-founder of pgLang, Kendrick Lamar. Zuchu and Bruce Melodie are also set to light up the stage as performers at the show. Lamar’s creative imprint, pgLang will also serve as the curator of the Move Afrika events for the next five years. 

“Our goal with Move Afrika is to inspire local youth and artists to unlock their creativity. We hope to curate an immersive experience that empowers various communities and cultures across Africa and around the world for a lifetime," said pgLang. 

DJ TOXXYK, musician Ariel Wayz, media personality Jackie Lumbasi, comedian and media personality Arthur NkusI, and award winning choreographer Sherrie Silver will also be gracing the stage at the BK Arena in Kigali for Move Afrika: Rwanda.

We’re also thrilled to be  working with the Rwanda Development Board to bring the vision to life over the next five years. 

“This is a unique collaboration that aims to showcase the best of African creative talent to the world, through curated memorable entertainment experiences that address development priorities of our continent,” said Francis Gatare, Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development Board.

Here’s everything you need to know about Move Afrika: Rwanda and how you can get your hands on a pair of tickets.

What Is Move Afrika: Rwanda?

Move Afrika: Rwanda is a music event taking place on Dec. 6 at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda. 

What Is Move Afrika Focusing On?

The inaugural event, Move Afrika: Rwanda, will focus on the need to strengthen health systems, with a specific emphasis on supporting community health workers; addressing the climate crisis, particularly its impact on food security, and securing support for smallholder farmers; and tackling the lack of access to economic opportunities for future generations.

Where Is It and When?

It’s all happening on Wednesday Dec. 6, 2023, at the iconic BK Arena in Kigali, in Rwanda. Doors open at 5 pm and the show starts at 7 pm.

How Can I Get Tickets to Move Afrika: Rwanda? 

You can either purchase priority tickets, or enter to win tickets to Move Afrika: Rwanda by taking action on the Global Citizen app or the Global Citizen website. Go to this page for everything you need to know. 

To Enter on Our App or Website: 

You can take actions such as signing petitions, participating in journeys in our app, sharing messages on social media, writing letters to politicians, taking action in your community, and much more. With every action you take, you’ll win points that you can redeem for entries for a chance to win tickets to Move Afrika: Rwanda.

There will be three separate draws for a chance to win tickets. Each entry into a ticket draw will cost a total of 20 points, and you can enter each draw multiple times. If you don’t win in the first draw — don’t worry, you can keep trying and enter each draw as many times as you like. 

The three time periods you can enter the draws on our app or website are: 

  • Draw 1: Friday, Nov. 3 — Tuesday, Nov. 14
  • Draw 2: Wednesday, Nov. 15 — Tuesday, Nov. 21 
  • Draw 3: Wednesday, Nov. 22 — Tuesday, Nov. 28 

Winners will be notified by email the day after each draw ends. Keep an eye on your inbox, turn your push notifications for our app, and follow our social media accounts (@glblctzn) for all of the latest news and updates.

To Enter the Draw on WhatsApp:

First, make sure you have WhatsApp, of course. Second, send a message saying “I'm ready to take action” to +250 790 008 555 or click here to send us a message.

To get involved and take action with us on WhatsApp, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Save our number, +250 790 008 555, on your device.
  • Step 2: We will send you an action to take at the beginning of each week on WhatsApp and an update at the end of the week.
  • Step 3: Respond to our message to take action, which again, will be sent at the beginning of every week. Don't worry, this will be very simple. We'll be asking you to share your opinion on certain issues either through images, messages or videos, or to add your name to petitions.

After you’ve taken one action on WhatsApp, you’ll be automatically entered into a draw to win tickets. You’ll get another entry for every further action you complete, so keep taking action to increase your chances. The draw on WhatsApp is open from Friday Nov. 3 until Tuesday Nov. 28. If you’re a winner, you will receive a message the next morning. You have to be a resident of Rwanda and over the age of 18 to enter the draw. You can see our full terms and conditions here.

How and When Will I Find Out if I Won Tickets to Move Afrika: Rwanda? 

The day after each ticket draw ends, we’ll notify winners via email. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their tickets on the Global Citizen app or website and on TiCQet’s website.

Website and App Winners Will be Notified On:

  • Draw One: Nov. 15, 2023
  • Draw Two: Nov. 22, 2023
  • Draw Three: Nov. 29, 2023  

If you entered the draw on WhatsApp, you will be notified if you won this draw on Wednesday, Nov. 29 through a message. Please note: If at any point you opt out of WhatsApp prior to tickets being allocated, you are no longer entered into the draw.

These dates are subject to change. Please be sure to check your email on these days to see if you won, and don’t forget to look in your spam folder for an email from rewards@globalcitizen.org. If you have won, please be sure to claim both on our app and on TiCQet within 48 hours. 

If you are a winner and are having trouble claiming your tickets, please please fill out our contact form ASAP so we can assist you. 

Again, you have to be a resident of Rwanda and over the age of 18 to enter the draw. You can see our full terms and conditions here.

I Don’t Have the Global Citizen App. Can I Still Take Action?

Yes, you can! You can take action on our app, but also over on our website via your computer, or a mobile device to earn points that can go towards your entry into the draw for a chance to win tickets. You can find all our actions on our website here.
You can also take action on WhatsApp, steps for which are laid out above. 

I’m a Global Citizen, But I Can’t Redeem My Points for a Ticket to Move Afrika: Rwanda.

While everyone around the world can participate in taking action, only Global Citizens who live in Rwanda who are 18 or older can enter to win tickets to the show. 

Where Do I Sign Up to be a Global Citizen?

You can join by downloading the Global Citizen app or by visiting our website and registering to be a Global Citizen. You can also send us a message on WhatsApp, the steps for which are laid out above. 

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