Internationally renowned hip hop star, Burna Boy is planning to perform in South Africa despite previous claims that he won’t set foot in the country until the government stops the xenophobic attacks that were prevalent just a few months ago.
However, he has since decided to headline the Africans Unite concert in Cape Town and Pretoria later this month.
During the height of the attacks in September, the Nigerian artist urged the South African and Nigerian governments to come together to solve this issue:
‘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 f**k up and really performs A miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this,’ he tweeted.
The Africans Unite is organised by Nigeria’s Play Network and including Burna Boy will have performances by Jidenna, Kwesta and Busiswa.
Burna Boy tweeted about the performance, ‘Part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of Xenophobic attacks by me! I really hope we can all keep contributing in our own way to make the world a better and safer place for each other.’
The first of many! Part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of Xenophobic attacks by me! I really hope we can all keep contributing in our own way to make the world a better and safer place for each other. #Africansunite , it’s bigger than all of us ? pic.twitter.com/fpBrk4O1VG
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) November 9, 2019
Africans Unite will take place on 23rd November at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville, Cape Town; and 24th November at the Sun Arena, Time Square, Pretoria.
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