Burna Boy and AKA
Burna Boy and AKA

Just days before Burna Boy was set to perform in South Africa, organizers have announced that he has been withdrawn and the concerts in Cape Town and Tshwane canceled.

The announcement that he was going to appear had attracted controversy as in September, during a wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa, Burna Boy had vowed not to go to South Africa again until the government “wakes up”.

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They said the decision to cancel the shows came after warnings of a shutdown from a group of artists and event organizers under the umbrella of Tshwane Entertainment Collective.

“The decision to cancel the Africans Unite Concert comes after the call from the Tshwane Entertainment Collective to boycott the Africans Unite concert in Tshwane.

With the increasing threats of violence from other unfortunate segments of the public and without any government intervention, Phambili Media and Play Network Africa were prompted to take the threats and warnings seriously, as the safety of all artists and attendees could not be guaranteed.

See AKA’s response below;

 

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