Some South African artistes have kicked against Burna Boy‘s upcoming concert in South Africa.
The event dubbed ‘Africa Unite Concert‘ is scheduled for November 23 and November 24 this year at two event centers.
In September 2019, reports of xenophobic attacks against foreigners, particularly Nigerians, in South Africa dominated news headlines.
Several Nigerian celebrities reacted to the reports and condemned the act.
Burna Boy in his reaction vowed never to set foot in South Africa.
He also threatened to deal with South African rapper, AKA and warned him to beef up his security in series of tweets which have since been deleted.
After vowing not to visit South Africa again, Burna Boy now plans to stage a concert there to unite Africans.
He also revealed that the proceeds from the concert will be donated to victims of the xenophobic attacks.
The first of many! Part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of Xenophobic attacks by me! I really hope we can all keep contributing in our own way to make the world a better and safer place for each other. #Africansunite , it’s bigger than all of us ? pic.twitter.com/fpBrk4O1VG
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) November 9, 2019
In response to his announcement, some South African artistes under the umbrella of Tshwane Collective, have kicked against Burna Boy performing in their country.
They claim Burna Boy incited violence and hatred with his comments against South Africa.
Tshwane Collective has sent a letter to the Minister of Arts and Culture to protest the upcoming concert
Check out the letter in the tweet below:
Dear Minister @NathiMthethwaSA
— HomeComing Events (@HomeComingEvent) November 11, 2019