Sho Madjozi Slams Africans Unite Concert Organisers

Sho says she denied to perform because Burna Boy was part of the line-up

By  | Nov 21, 2019, 10:00 AM

Sho Madjozi had a lot to say about Africans Unite Concert organisers and how they used the situation with Burna Boy to fuel their own interests.

South Africa was up in arms when it was announced that Burna Boy was going to headline the concert. Especially because he fueled false xenophobic reports that were circulating around the world. In addition, he also went after AKA and threatened to assault him, warning him that he should beef up his security.

All Mzansi was requesting from the African Giant hitmaker was an apology for the propaganda her partook in.

Calls for him to be pulled out from the concert went as far as getting the minister involved. The whole situation made musician Sho Madjozi refuse to perform at the Africans Unite stage because she felt the organisers wanted a controversial figure to dominate instead of a person like WizKid who spoke of peace. She also claims that they used xenophobia to gain the attention and market the event, going against what the concert stands for.

The John Cena hitmaker took to twitter to relay her views on the matter.

In the thread she also claims that as the concert date drew closer, the more people were fueled with rage that organisers were not doing anything about their cries. "That was further proof that xenophobia was just a way for them to make money. Which is disheartening for those of us who genuinely believe in a united Africa," she tweeted.

Like many artists in SA, she also says that spreading false information which claims that Nigerians were killed when infact they were not, had a massive impact on the African unity that everyone is trying to push.

She did not not end it there...

She concludes by saying that artists in Africa do play their part in uniting the continent, however, they should not rely on 'corporate money making schemes' to achieve that unity.

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