The global entertainment industry is celebrating the epic performance Stonebwoy put together at the Global Citizen Festival, from Ghana’s iconic Black Stars Square, Accra, on Saturday (September 24), which re-affirmed his position as one of the world’s most renowned performers.
As the festival’s opening act, the multiple award-winning Ghanaian international musical artiste, who was introduced energetically by Marvel’s Black Panther star Danai Gurira, delivered a remarkable-benchmark performance. The nearly 30-minute set saw the BET award-winner ride onto the stage on a horse; evoking a wide range of emotions from the energized audience as he performed songs from his discography.
1 GAD opened his set with his latest self-affirmative single “Gidigba” (meaning: Firm and Strong) and ramped up the energy with notable revolutionary and advocacy reggae songs, including “Run Go” (which gave a perfect representation and in-depth perspective of what the festival was about) and “Greedy Men”, before concluding with his most recent releases. His entire set was curated to address sociatal issues affecting “global citizens.”
This year’s Global Citizen festival highlighted a full decade of impact working with global citizens as well as celebrated a decade of impact working with the world’s top musicians from the iconic Global Citizen stage, with stages in two iconic locations that united leaders, artists, activists, and Global Citizen to achieve an ambitious policy agenda focused on empowering girls and women; taking climate action; breaking systemic barriers; and lifting up activists and advocates.
The event saw Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton, and Rosala perform live from NYC’s Central Park, while Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Tiwa Savage, Oxlade, Yaw Tog, Kwesi Arthur, Pheelz, Uncle Waffles, and TEMS performed live from Accra’s Black Star Square.
Stonebwoy’s performance, which follows his recently held successful Ashaiman To The World Festival earlier this month, received with positive reviews by a section of music enthusiasts and journalists from across the world and was acclaimed as “one of the best deliveries on the night,” according to the organizers. Below are some social media reactions that grabbed our attention: