Saturday, 14 December, 2019

Amid Apology Controversy, Burna Boy’s South Africa Show Reportedly Cancelled


There are reports that Burna Boy’s planned show in South Africa has been cancelled.

According to South Africa’s media house, Timeslive, the organisers decided to cancel the show because of the outrage it had created.

It also reports that the organisers of the show talked with Burna Boy’s management and decided to withdraw him from the concert and cancel his show.

“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.

“We then decided to cancel the concert. The safety of all attendees, artists, and crew comes first,”

The statement reads.

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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 organisers under the umbrella of Tshwane Entertainment Collective.

It would be recalled that South African rapper, AKA had demanded an apology from Burna Boy over his comments about the xenophobic attacks melted on Nigerians, before stepping into the country.

Burna Boy dragged the South African rapper in his tweets months ago during the xenophobic attacks in the country. He went as far as vowing not to step into the country.

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