Burna Boy backtracks, to perform in S’Africa despite xenophobic threats
Damini Ogulu, Nigerian Afro-fusion singer better known as Burna Boy, will be performing in South Africa, months after he had vowed not to step foot in the country.
The award-winning singer had on September 3, threatened to shun the country over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
In the wake of the heightened xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa, Burna Boy had also threatened AKA, a South Africa rapper, over some perceived “xenophobic statements” made by him on Twitter during Nigeria’s defeat of the country at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
“I have been away from social media personally until today. Ordinarily, at a time like this, I should come here and say something to try and calm the situation because my dream has always been to unite Africa and make us realize that we will Literally rule the world together,” he had written.
“But today, after watching the killing of my people in South Africa the same way we have all watched it happen a few times in the past, fuck all that! I personally have had my own xenophobic experiences at the hands of South Africans and because of that, I have not set foot in SA since 2017.
“And I will not ever go to South Africa again for any reason until the South African government wakes the fuck up and really performs a miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this. This goes against everything I stand for.
“But at what point do we take action? I understand that years of oppression have confused South Africans to the point where they see the people who came to their defense during their oppression as their enemies and then worship their oppressors!”
I have not set foot in SA since 2017. And I will NOT EVER go to South Africa again for any reason until the SOUTH AFRICAN government wakes the fuck up and really performs A miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this.
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) September 3, 2019
Following reports that Burna Boy would be performing at the Africans Unite concert scheduled to hold in Cape Town and Tshwane next month, AKA took to Twitter to insult him the for backtracking on his words.
I would love to attend this show and watch this man put his hands on me in my own country. https://t.co/SyrK5fS1VE
— AKA (@akaworldwide) October 23, 2019