Mzansi Artists Say NO To Burna Boy

Issa NO from Black Twitter too!

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:43 PM  | Burna Boy  | Drama

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South African artists have led all to boycott the Africa Unite Concert featuring Burna Boy as one of the headline acts.

The Nigerian rapper is due to perform in Pretoria on 23 November at a concert aimed at 'rebuilding trust and respect amongst African nations' despite vowing to never set foot in the country in a series of controversial tweets back in September.

But now, a number of local artists have thrown a spanner in the works by outright refusing to share a stage with the Killin Dem hitmaker.

They've also appealed to fellow headline acts - like Jidenna and Kwesta - as well as South Africans to boycott attending the concert for several reasons, including fears the Naija star's presence may incite violence.

The group of artists under the umbrella of the Tshwane Collective, have written an open letter to the Department of Arts & Culture about the plans to boycott the 'profit-making' concert.

They've also lashed out over government's decision to fund stars from other countries instead of investing in local up & coming musicians.

In addition, the artists have slammed the decision to host the concert in the near-rural suburbs of Tshwane as well as the exorbitant ticket prices - fetching up to R1200!
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Tweeps also agreed with the call to boycott Burna Boy. In no uncertain terms, they told told him that he was not welcome in Mzansi:

Even AKA waded into the discussion, claiming he was still waiting for his apology:

This one is messy! Do you think Burna Boy should do himself a favour and pull out of the Africa Unite concert?

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