An Evening of Inspiration: Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Honours Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Cookie Johnson

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An Evening of Inspiration: Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Honours Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Cookie Johnson

May 30
22:51 2024
Remembering Nelson Mandela’s Legacy through Music and Philanthropy.

Cannes, France – In honour of the legacy of one of the world’s greatest leaders and humanitarians, President Nelson Mandela, and to recognize comparable life’s work of Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Cookie Johnson, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (“the Fund”) in partnership with Trigo Networks held the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Gala Cannes on 24 May 2024 at Villa Oxygene located 137 Av. des Cactus, 06220.

During this event, the Fund presented Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Cookie Johnson with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrated also through a video dedication and a remarkable performance in honour of the Johnsons from The Ghetto Kids from Uganda, who have performed for the Royal Commonwealth at Westminster Abbey and known from Britain’s Got Talent.

Upon the acceptance of the award, Earvin “Magic” Johnson recounts his experience with and sentiments of President Nelson Mandela and his meeting of “a hero, a man who forgave everybody, who then imprisoned, came back out of prison to be named President, that’s a story that is unbelievable and then changed South Africa and the world forever”.

The performances continued to ‘wow’ the audience, including the dedication performances to the friendship of the ‘Great Maestro’ Luciano Pavarotti and the ‘Great Leader’ Nelson Mandela, presented by the Fondazione Luciano Pavarotti, from Soprano Giulia Mazzola and Tenor Cristobal Campos, accompanied by Pianist Maria Laura Berardo, which received a standing ovation.  The foundation’s President and the late Luciano Pavarotti’s wife, Nicoletta Mantovani, delivered beautiful words mentioning that “the biggest dream of Luciano was to give a chance to the new generation of singers”.

The event was sponsored by Adventure of Humanity, a charitable organization inspired by the works of Nelson Mandela, along with Bera Winery, Maria Saviano, Fioreliquido, and others.  The event was hosted by the Alicia Fall, a host on CSTAR, Canal+ group, in France.  Dr. Solanges Vivens, Executive Producer of the “Alexandria” docu-series Scott Pirnie, Producer Shorouk El Attar, and Producer Mina Nabil were among the speakers of the night.  For more information, please visit or email [email protected].

About the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund:

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (the Fund) is a social development agency and the only non-profit organization founded by former president, Mr Nelson Mandela in 1995. In line with its vision to Change the Way Society Treats its Children and youth, the Fund’s mission is to give voice and dignity to the child by building a rights-based movement. The organisation’s strategic programmes include, Child Safety and Protection, Child Survival Development and Thriving, Sustainable Livelihoods, Youth Leadership and the philanthropic Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg.

About Trigo Networks:

Trigo Networks provides services that unites leaders of industry and governments to support philanthropy, well-being, and culture through positive performing arts, content and events, media dissemination, tourism advisory, and consulting.  Trigo Networks’ unique insight into entertainment, international relations and media, supports the mission to be a leading organization in the entertainment industry, with principles based on Christian values, that treats everyone with respect and dignity.  The company bridges humanitarianism to entertainment, with clients that work in diverse business sectors and look to Trigo Networks for  event management, marketing, promotion, publicity, fundraising, hospitality, organizational management services, and expertise.  Our clients span the globe in over 20 countries, including Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and South Africa.


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