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Here's What Happened at OkayAfrica and Global Citizen's Next 100 Summit

If you missed any of the action, you can watch it now on our live stream.

OkayAfrica and Global Citizen teamed up yesterday for the first-ever Next 100 Summit a the Venue at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg.

It was a day packed with panels, performances and talks all in honor of Nelson Mandela's legacy. The event brought together a number of thinkers, doers, artists and performers with the shared mission of exploring ways to continue Madiba's work as we head into the future.


Next 100 began with opening remarks from Azania Mosaka, before an opening prayer and performance by the Grammy-award winning Soweto Gospel Choir. You can check out a shot clip of their performance below.

The first panel of the day was hosted by OkayAfrica and Okayplayer CEO, Abiola Oke and focused on the topic "Economic Inclusion and Exclusion in Africa." Speakers included South African actress Pearl Thusi, president and chief executive of Sebvest Holdings George Sebulela, CEO of Goodbye Malaria Sherwin Charles and founder and CEO of The Moloto Capital Investments, Merafe Moloto.

The second pannel "Disruptive Innovation" was hosted by OkayAfrica and Okayplayer editor in chief Rachel Hislop with speakers Mipe Okunseinde (Uber partner engagement lead, sub-Saharan Africa), Nneile Nkholise (founder iMed Tech), Lucia Maseko (head of Nike Digital) and Trevor Stuurman (entrepreneur and multimedia visual artist).

This was followed by an illuminating fireside chat between Dr. Precious Moloi Motsepe (co-founder and CEO of the Motsepe Foundation), and Maria Makhabane (Vice president Southern Africa, Africa Leadership X (ALX).

The chat was followed by the "Who Run the World? Girls!" panel, hosted by Malawian poet, Upile Chisala, and featuring a group of wave-making women, including Amonge Sinxoto (youth activist and founder, Blackboard Africa), Makaziwe Mandela-Amuah (CEO, House of Mandela), Maserame Mouyeme (director of public affairs, communications & sustainability, Coca Cola) and Yvette Noel-Schure (president, Schurs Media & publicist, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter).

Here a few memorable quotes from the discussion:


The last pannel, hosted by Thabiso Khati, explored the role the unique role of music in fostering innovation and change. "The Drivng Force of Music," included panelists Tuma Basa (director of Urban Music, YouTube Music), Yvette Gayle (chief communications officer, Africa Creative Agency), and Ugo Mozie (fashion activist & creative manager).

The second part of the summit included a concert, that saw some of the most innovative artists in South Africa hit the stage including DJ Doowap, Amanda Black, Samthing Soweto, Nonku Phiri and The Soil.

If you missed any of the action yesterday, don't fret, you can check out the full live stream of the event below.

GLOBAL CITIZEN AND OKAYAFRICA PRESENT: THE NEXT 100 SUMMIT & CONCERT youtu.be

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