Following the news that Burna Boy the Nigerian Afrobeats star would be performing at ‘Africa Unite’ the anti-xenophobia themed concert in South Africa, a good number of South Africans took to various social media platforms to voice their displeasure.
The South African rapper AKA, took to his twitter page on Wednesday , November 13th, 2019, where he posted a number of tweets. he demanded an apology from Burna Boy for the statement he made a few months ago during the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
“Ek se …@burnaboy all we want is an apology. We know 🇿🇦 is not perfect. But we took you in as our own before you reached these levels. You say you are an AFRICAN GIANT, prove it.
“Leadership. I am willing to swallow my pride and put an end to this division. @burnaboy Are you?” he tweeted.
It didn’t end there as AKA went on to respond to a tweet from a follower who tweeted about Burna Boy attacking AKA.
“He’s so petty! @burnaboy go still knack am something! 😭😂🤣,” the follower tweeted. Then AKA replied with a tweet that should give Burna Boy a reason to revaluate his trip to South Africa.
“This is not a joke. Mina, I still want to go perform in Lagos and make it back safely to my family. Don’t you want the same for him?” he tweeted.
The backlash reached a climax when an open letter written by artiste and organizers under the umbrella of Tshwane Entertainment Collective, to the Development of Sports, Arts and Culture raised objections against the concert and advised the department to pull it’s sponsorship of the upcoming concert.