Nigerian music stars Wizkid and Tiwa Savage will join the likes of Pharell Williams, David Guetta on the ”Global Citizen” project.
The EP was directed by iconic music group, Coldplay, the curator of Global Citizen’s annual live music festivals and the manager Dave Holmes added;
“It was a real honor to help further the Global Citizen movement by putting together this release alongside Chris and Parlophone. We’ve ended up with so many incredible performers, and we’re all extremely proud of the finished EP. May it be the first of many.”
The four-track collection being put together by the International advocacy organization, Global Citizen, in partnership with Warner Music Group’s U.K.-based Parlophone and U.S. headquartered Atlantic will be fully released on Friday, November 30, 2018 ahead of the Global Citizen festival holding on December 2nd in South Africa.
This year’s festival will feature performances from a host of global and local artists, including Jay Z, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Cassper Nyovest alongside selected Nigerian stars in D’Banj, Wizkid, Femi Kuti and Tiwa Savage.
According to the CEO of Global Citizen, Hugh Evans:
“For hundreds of years, we have witnessed the power of music in bringing people together to drive activism and demand change.
We are thrilled to release Global Citizen EP 1 with new songs from these incredible artists who stand with us in the fight to defeat extreme poverty, and we are extremely grateful to Dave Holmes, Parlophone Records and Atlantic Records for their dedicated partnership and support as we demand to see an end to extreme poverty by 2030.”
1. Rise Up (feat. Nelson Mandela) – Stargate
2. E-Lo (feat. Jozzy) – Los Unidades & Pharrell Williams
3. Timbuktu (feat. Stormzy & Jess Kent) – Cassper Nyovest & Los Unidades
4. Voodoo (feat. Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Danny Ocean & David Guetta) – Stargate & Los Unidades