The Best Tweets Reacting to the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 Launch
We went to Twitter to see what you’re most excited for.
Beyoncé. JAY-Z. Cassper Nyovest. D'banj. Ed Sheeran. Eddie Vedder. Femi Kuti. Pharrell Williams. Chris Martin. Sho Madjozi. Tiwa Savage. Usher. Wizkid.
These incredible artists and more will come together in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 2 for the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100, in proud partnership with the Motsepe Foundation. World and corporate leaders will present the biggest campaign ever on the Global Goals to end extreme poverty.
When the festival was announced on July 9, we did what we always do when there's exciting news — we turned to Twitter.
Take Action: Be the Generation to End Extreme Poverty
Our feeds were full of fun and hilarious posts about the upcoming event. All of your reactions were amazing, and it got us that much more excited for the festival — if that's even possible.
From discussing what being a Global Citizen means to you to listing all the ways you'll secure your tickets to see Beyoncé, your tweets are inspiring us to get up, get moving, and take action.
Here are just a few of our favorites. Don’t forget to keep tweeting — we love reading them.
Some brand-new Global Citizens started seeing everything in a new light...
South Africans recycling these next 5 months in an attempt to earn tickets to see Beyoncé at the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival pic.twitter.com/avmaSpy3VL— Ninthendo Mee™ (@thendojessica) July 9, 2018
And showed how important it is to do as Queen Bey says...
If Beyoncè thinks I'm gonna do community service, do voluntary work, participate in NPOs and NGOs ,sell ALL my organs just so I could get a ticket for the concert then she's ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! #GlobalCitizenFestivalSApic.twitter.com/jgOHzInR5k— I Am Winnie Mandela (@MpiloReigns) July 9, 2018
Others provided an honest take on people’s changing priorities...
Over the next 6 months you will witness people put in more effort for Beyoncé tickets than they would for their semester courses...— Koshiek Karan (@iamkoshiek) July 9, 2018
And this user provided a great go-to response for every time a family member or friend asks you why you're still single...
Can’t forget the importance of letting everyone know that you're an activist who will change the world…
Person: Hi, how ar...— Superbalist.com (@superbalist) July 9, 2018
Me: I AM AN ACTIVIST. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AN ACTIVIST. ALL MY FRIENDS ARE ACTIVISTS. I AM BEING AN ACTIVIST RIGHT NOW AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE AN ACTIVIST! #GlobalCitizenFestivalSApic.twitter.com/v6f4ntMd1p
And of course some words on the out-of-this-world lineup...
Jokes aside, other people had incredible things to say about what it means to be a Global Citizen...
Hi guys, let's take time to read through these pledges and Twitter stories we are posting from #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA#GlobalCitizen. This is bigger than seeing Beyonce and Jay-Z perform. Let's all do our part. Great initiative indeed!!— Nthabeleng Mashiya (@Ms_NthabiM) July 9, 2018
Talk about paying it forward, i LOVE the concept of how you can get tickets for #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾— Hulisani Ravele (@HulisaniRavele) July 9, 2018
We’ve been fighting for better change in society through our constant online activism, and now it’s time to take a stand and put our words into action. You too can become a #GlobalCitizen. https://t.co/R0q8NVQ8oR— zane lelo meslani. (@lelowhatsgood) July 9, 2018
And while being a Global Citizen is by no means easy, in the end it is so incredibly worth it…
Being a global citizen ain't easy at all, actually it is damn straight exhausting but one can't sit around and do nothing while there's so much injustice in our world, I'll do my bit! #GlobalCitizenFestivalSA#Mandela100— #Mandela100 (@miss_Loella) July 9, 2018
The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 is presented and hosted by The Motsepe Foundation, with major partners House of Mandela, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Coca Cola Africa, Big Concerts, BMGF Goalkeepers, Eldridge Industries, and associate partners HP and Microsoft.