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Bonang Matheba, Lola Ogunnaike, Pearl Thusi, Janet Jackson, Cardi B, Naomi Campbell attend the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in New York

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The 2018 Global Citizen Festival held on Saturday night (September 29) at the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City.

The event was attended by Bonang Matheba, Lola Ogunnaike, Pearl Thusi, Naomi Campbell, Maps Maponaye, Al Sharpton, Nomzamo Mbatha, Ava DuVernay, Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, Katie Holmes, Robert De Niro, and more.

Performers included John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Janet Jackson, Janelle Monae, Chris Martin, Cardi B, The Weeknd and more.

Global Citizen Co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans was also in attendance.

See the photos below.

Red Carpet 

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Nomzamo Mbatha attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Bonang Matheba attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Nandi Madida attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Pearl Thusi attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Danai Gurira attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Lola Ogunnaike attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Bozoma Saint John attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Amina J. Mohammed attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Ava DuVernay attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Amber Heard attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Katie Holmes attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Selenis Leyva attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Shawn Mendes attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Global Citizen Co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Rami Malek attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Forest Whitaker attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Maps Maponyane attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Kendrick Sampson attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Ba Tambadou attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

The Performers

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Janelle Monae onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Janelle Monae perform onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Janelle Monae performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Janelle Monae performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Janelle Monae performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Janet Jackson performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Janet Jackson performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Janet Jackson performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Janet Jackson performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Cardi B performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: John Legend performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: John Legend performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: John Legend performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Shawn Mendes onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: The Weeknd performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: The Weeknd performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: The Weeknd performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

The Talks

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness speak onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Naomi Campbell speaks onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Danai Gurira speaks onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Chairman & CEO of iHeart Media John Sykes (L) and Global Citizen Co-founder & CEO Hugh Evans speak onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Forest Whitaker speaks onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: La La Anthony speaks onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Hugh Jackman speaks onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Katie Holmes speaks onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Chris Martin speaks onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Cynthia Erivo and Ava DuVernay speak onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Cynthia Erivo and Ava DuVernay speak onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Backstage

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Christopher Martin, Naomi Campbell and Kweku Mandela pose backstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Christopher Martin and Shawn Mendes pose backstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Shawn Mendes and John Legend pose backstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: John Legend and Al Sharpton pose backstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 29: Mark Ruffalo and Rami Malek pose backstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Noam Galai | Kevin Mazur | Theo Wargo |

3 Comments

  1. Lifeisbeautiful

    September 30, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I was blown away by Cynthia Erivo”s voice. Wow just wow!

  2. Laolu

    September 30, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    I think its a trophy if Naomi campbell is behind wiz. I mean that woman got attitude yo! She’s been serving them hot over there! Surprised at the way she comments and likes almost all his pics!

  3. Yimika

    September 30, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Everyone performing had this stern, flamed and focused face…

    Not an event for ‘afrobeats’ kings ??

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