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US rapper Kendrick Lamar in Kigali for ‘Move Afrika’

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American rapper and singer-songwriter Kendrick Lamar has arrived in Kigali on Tuesday morning to headline the inaugural Move Afrika, slated for December 6 at BK Arena.

The 36-year-old, who will be performing in Rwanda for his first-ever time, touched down at Kigali International Airport around 6:30 a.m. along with his wife and children.

He will be joined by local musicians: Bruce Melodie, Ariel Wayz and Tanzanian singer-songwriter Zuchu.

Curated by pgLang, Move Afrika is a long-term vision to pioneer a world-class music touring circuit across the African continent.

The inaugural event, Move Afrika: Rwanda will focus on the need to strengthen health systems, with a specific emphasis on supporting community health workers; addressing the climate crisis, particularly its impact on food security, and securing support for smallholder farmers; and tackling the lack of access to economic opportunities for future generations.

Kendrick Lamar is in Kigali

Global Citizen Festival is an annual music festival where fans act toward ending extreme poverty to earn free tickets.

The festivals bring together Global Citizens, artists, activists, world leaders, philanthropists, corporate leaders, and more, with one collective mission dubbed ‘end extreme poverty now’.

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The rapper ranks number two on this year’s list of top 50 greatest rappers by Billboard, released as part of the platform’s salute to this year’s golden anniversary of hip-hop, following Jay Z on the list and followed by influential rappers of all time including the likes of B.I.G, 50 Cent, Kanye west, and even Dr Dre who made him a household name in the hip-hop world.

What is Global Citizen Festival?

Global Citizen Festival is an annual music festival where fans take actions toward ending extreme poverty in order to earn free tickets.

The festivals bring together Global Citizens, artists, activists, world leaders, philanthropists, corporate leaders, and more, with one collective mission dubbed ‘end extreme poverty now’.

Global Citizen Festival is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly to leverage opportunities to get policy and financial commitments from government, corporate and philanthropic leaders to defeat poverty, demand equity and defend the planet.

What will Move Afrika focus on?

The inaugural event, Move Afrika: Rwanda will focus on the need to strengthen health systems, with a specific emphasis on supporting community health workers; addressing the climate crisis, particularly its impact on food security, and securing support for smallholder farmers; and tackling the lack of access to economic opportunities for future generations.

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