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Burna Boy’s South African Concert has been Cancelled



After Phambili Media and Play Network Africa announced the Africa Unite Concert in South Africa, with Burna Boy as its headliner, a couple of South African artists, under the umbrella of the Tshwane Entertainment Collective, threatened to boycott the show.

News of the boycott had quickly spread on social media, and soon South Africans were taking to social media, asking that Burna Boy apologise to the country for his comments during the xenophobic attacks. Chief among those voices was rapper AKA, with whom Burna had had a spat.

Of course, Burna had refused to apologise, and this incensed the people even further, with threats of violence surfacing. This has finally forced the organisers of the concert to cancel the event, TimesLive reports.

In a statement by the organisers, they said they’ve decided to take the threats seriously and cancel the concert to ensure safety. They said:

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.

Fans of the African Giant who had already bought tickets were disappointed, but some have been rejoicing at the news of the cancellation. See social media reactions:


  1. by_stander

    November 20, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Nawa, Na wetin Burna sef dey find go that place? My dear better face your music elsewhere in the world.

    If not for the rent-seekers that have infected our country, we are miles apart, and I am not talking about geography.

  2. Famoush

    November 20, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    That can’t stop oluwa Burna from shinning globally
    Ak is now feeling like biggest artist that bring big stunt no problem

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