Watch: The biggest Global Citizen performances

Watch: The biggest Global Citizen performances

Global Citizen took place in Ghana and New York over the weekend. We look at how the big stars entertained the audience.

Usher at Global Citizen
Usher at Global Citizen / YouTube screenshot

Global Citizen is celebrating ten years of impacting lives all of the world. 

The festival is aimed at raising funds to help eradicate poverty. 

It took place in New York and Accra. 

South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, and Danai Gurira were amongst those who featured at this year's event. 

Usher, SZA, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Stormzy, Tems, and Uncle Waffles headlined the Ghana event, while Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, Maneskin, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton, and Rosalia performed in NYC. 

READ: Mariah Carey and Metallica set to perform at the 2022 Global Citizen Festival

Watch the performances below. 


Nigeria's talented singer, songwriter, and performer Tems wowed the audience at Global Citizen. 

She sang 'Essence', 'Damages', and 'Crazy Things'. 

Tems also got to perform 'No Woman, No Cry' - a Bob Marley song which she covered in the trailer for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.'


Usher first performed on a Global Citizen stage in 2015. 

The R&B legend performed at the Global Citizen Festival at the Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana on Saturday.

Some of the songs he got to perform included 'Yeah' and 'Nice and Slow'. 

He featured Tiwa Savage and Pheelz on stage as surprise acts.

WATCH: Usher dances to popular SA song

Mariah Carey 

The singer performed her hit singles, including 'We Belong Together' and 'Hero'. 

Wearing a see-through Rani Zakhem mermaid gown, she also got to perform 'Always Be My Baby' and 'Obsessed'. 

Speaking about her song 'Hero', which became a 9/11 song, the singer said it now has a special meaning for her. 

“I was listening to that song again, in light of more current issues … particularly the status of women in our country and around the world. 

"I’m so proud of everything this generation is doing to make the strides for equality for all … whether it be race- or gender-related,” she said.

Watch her perform below:

Charlie Puth

'Left and Right' was one of the fan favourites at this year's Global Citizen. 

Watch Charlie Puth perform below:

Stormzy, Yaw Tog, and Kwesi Arthur

One of the biggest collaborations of the night was when Stormzy, Yaw Tog, and Kwesi Arthur took to the stage together. 

Watch the performance below:

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