Bobo Matjila has partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Nabu.Org, Global Citizen, and Kenya Airways to Celebrate “Ubuntu” in South Africa on December 2nd as a part of Mandela @ 100 Festival week. Featuring Musical Sensations Young Paris (US-Congo), Darkie Fiction (South Africa) and Award Winning Photographer Trevor Stuurman (South Africa). The conversation is moderated by Bobo Matjila (US-South Africa) .
New York City, NY/November 23rd, 2018/ The Global Citizen festival has excited many African millennials throughout the continent. In celebration of this pan-Africanist climate, we are bringing together Africa’s most iconic, talented and benevolent artists to highlight the importance of their service to the world through their artistry. The discussion will be hosted by New York based artist and talk host, Bobo Matjila. The event is fully produced by entertainment publicist, Ekua Musumba and film director/event curator, Mukundwa Katuliiba.
This is an event aimed at addressing the issue of illiteracy in underserved communities. It is a free-ticketed event, however, all donations will go to NABU.Org to help eradicate extreme poverty through literacy.
Kweku Mandela, event producer and a grandson of Nelson Mandela, said, “My grandfather instilled in me the need to use your voice and actions to champion the struggles of your community. He believed that poverty is man made and could be eradicated by our actions. I am proud to be a part of a movement that reflects this and use citizen power to drive real change.”
The event will take place on December 1st 2018, between 5pm and 8pm at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is open to the public with RSVP via splashthat link: http://www.celebratingubuntu.splashthat.com/
Trevor Sturmann is a major visual artist in South Africa’s leading creative community. With over 135,000 followers on Instagram, he uses his platform to showcase and highlight faces of his generation. He has participated in campaigns for British Vogue and has been highlighted by CNN African Voices, as a “creative and cultural force”.
Young Paris is becoming a force within the music industry. He has worked with Grammy award winning producers and musicians from all over the world. With three EPs in his pocket, Young Paris has also been featured in TEDx, XXL Mag, Pigeons & Planes, The Fader, BET, VFiles, & All Hip Hop, in addition to VOGUE, & V Magazine. Young Paris’ latest accomplishment finds him as a signee to the Jay-Z’s entertainment brand, Roc Nation.
Darkie Fiction is a South African music duo formed in Cape Town in 2017. The duo was formed by rapper Katt Daddy and songstress Yoza Mnyanda. Their music draws influence from kwaito, afro-funk, neo-soul and hip hop. The duo aims to pay homage to authentic South African music of yesteryear. Their musical muses are the likes of Brenda Fassie, Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbulu, Steve Kekana, TKZee and Boom Shaka.
Tags: Music, Art, Culture, Philanthropy, Panel, Nelson Mandela, Millennial
For more information and contact details, please email: Ekua@Nabu.Org
More Info on Celebrating Ubuntu: A Conversation about Race, Cultural Preservation and Black Creativity here: https://celebratingubuntu.splashthat.com/