South African artists protests against Burna Boy
South African artists under the aegis of Tshwane Collective are protesting against Burna Boy.
The African unite concert which is to hold on the 23rd and 24th of November features artist like Jidena, Kwesa and Burna Boy.
Following the Xenophobic outbreak in South Africa months back.
This event is targeted at uniting African together through music and entertainment.
These musicians feels its out of place to invite the African Giant Burna Boy, while excluding local artists.
They believe Burna Boy incited hatred and violence by his utterances during the Xenophobic attack in September.
They wrote to the minister of art and culture saying,
“Whoever may have deemed that the country needs a PR exercise of this nature would have done so largely as a result of the callous, misleading and unwarranted incitement by this very artist. Not only did he spread falsehoods through his extensive platform, he literally incited violence and hate.
He further promised to inflict his own violence on locals before giving your government an ultimatum which you seem to have received and succumbed to”
The Africa giant in the wake of the Xenophobic outbreak took to his social media handle to address the issue.
Urged Africans to stand up and defend themselves from the south African who were attacking them.
He vowed never to step his foot in South Africa until the government wakes up and do the needful.
Recall that Burna Boy also had a fall out with South African rapper AKA at the heat of the Xenophobic outbreak.
In a recent tweet he confirmed that he will perform in the African Unite concert Read more here
The concert is organized by Play Network Africa based in Nigeria in partnership with phambili Media SA.
The African giant went further to say that some of the proceed will go to victims of Xenophobic attack.