Just days before Nigerian artist Burna Boy was set to take to the stage in SA, organizers have announced the artist has been withdrawn and concerts in Cape Town and Tshwane cancelled.
In a media statement on Wednesday, organisers said that after an extensive engagement with Burna Boy’s management team, they had decided to withdraw the Nigerian artist from the concert and cancel its shows.
They said the decision to cancel the show came after the warnings of a shutdown from a group of artists and event organisers under he umbrella of Tshwane Entertainment Collective..
he 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.
South African artist AKA, who has been in a back and forth of Burna Boy recently showed his disgust to the organizers for cancelling the show.
“Hayi no. South Ahhh doesn’t play.” he wrote on twitter
This comes after the Nigerian refused to apologize to South Africa for calling its citizens out when they were slaughtering Nigerians in their country