Beyonce led an all-star line-up which included her husband, Jay-Z and Usher, but it was the British, Ed Sheeran who had fans on their feet while sending those at home to their various social media page as he broke the internet.
He was simply the definition of a one-man squad as he performed without the help of any band nor dancers, just himself and a guitar.
Below are some of the reactions to the electrifying performance from the “shape of you” crooner.
This Ed Sheeran is not somebody’s mate o. ??????
— ITS DONJAZZY AGAIN? (@DONJAZZY) December 2, 2018
So Ed Sheeran is his own backing vocalist, keys player, guitar player, while still being lead lead singer and music director? This is actually amazing.
— AbutiSlayKing (@Mr_Katt) December 2, 2018
— Mazi Ibe (@I_pissVodka) December 2, 2018
— Joey Starbon?? (@tsoeutsukulu) December 2, 2018
— Bukho Nqunqa (@its_b_doubleq) December 2, 2018
— Ulrich Janse van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) December 2, 2018
The concert was the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial of Mandela’s birth in 1918, and part of a campaign to tackle poverty, child malnutrition and boost gender equality.
This year’s Global Citizen Festival is being held at Johannesburg’s 94,736-capacity FNB stadium.