Nigerian musician, Burna Boy, has said that nothing would stop him from performing at the ‘Africa Unite Concert’ in South Africa.
“Lol. I’m coming and you and anyone against it are gunna have to kill me to stop me,” the 28-year-old afrobeat star tweeted on Saturday.
Last week, some South African artistes and event organizers called for a boycott of the concert because of Burna Boy’s inclusion.
Burna Boy, Jidenna and Kwesta from South Africa, are billed to headline the two-day concert.
Said to be powered by Channel O, ‘Africans Unite’ is a collaborative project which aims to rebuild trust and respect by changing the current narrative about the African continent.
According to the opposing parties, Burna Boy must not step into their country until he apologise for the comments he made during the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country.
On another hand, Tshwane Entertainment Collective, a group of South African showbiz experts have also questioned Burna Boy’s inclusion and the exclusion of artists and event organisers from Tshwane.
Shortly after the news broke, South Africa’s firebrand opposition politician, Julius Malema tweeted to reassure Burna Boy of his safety.
Burna Boy, who has not reacted to any of the tweets, broke his silence on Saturday when he quoted a tweet asking him not to be deceived by the offer of protection from Mr. Malema.
Burna’s tweets read, “Please my people, there should never be a South Africa vs Nigeria war or any African country vs African country war ever. We must unite by any means for the future of our children and their children. I want a united African passport that will be as powerful as the passport.
AKA has also reacted to Burna Boy’s tweet.
The South African rapper who also took a swipe at Malema told his countrymen not to allow politicians to hijack the campaign against Burna Boy.
See Burna Boy’s tweet below.
please my people, there should never be a South Africa vs Nigeria war or any African country vs African country war Ever. we must unite by any means for the future of our children n their children. I want a united African passport that will be as powerful as the passport.
saying I mislead people? And I made up the Xenophobic attacks and I should apologise. Really? Lol. In 2015 Even I was a victim of the misguided hate so I know. Go and demand apologies from your REAL Enemies. I am not your Enemy. I will not be called “foreigner” I am AFRICAN.
Lol. I’m coming and you and anyone against it are gunna have to kill me to stop me. https://twitter.com/masterfulu/status/1195726849361563648 …mcFULU@masterFULUReplying to @burnaboy @Olalaecon
Listen here wena Burnya ntoni ntoni
Julius is misleading, he will NOT do fokkol about any treatment you’re gonna get whilst you here
Please Do NOT come here to embarrass yourself
Do NOT khhaaammoooo, I beg naaawww
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