There are speculations that afro-fusion star Burna Boy will no longer be performing at Africans Unite Concert, a show in South Africa, Naijaparry understands.
A South Africa’s media house, Timeslive, reports that the organisers took such decision as a result of the outrages it has caused on social media.
It also reports that the organisers of the show talked with Burna Boy’s management and decided to withdraw him from the concert and cancel his show.
A statement released by the organisers reads “The decision to cancel the Africans Unite Concert comes after the call from the Tshwane Entertainment Collective to boycott the Africans Unite concert in Tshwane.
“With the increasing threats of violence from other unfortunate segments of the public and without any government intervention, Phambili Media and Play Network Africa were prompted to take the threats and warnings seriously, as the safety of all artists and attendees could not be guaranteed.
“We then decided to cancel the concert. The safety of all attendees, artists, and crew comes first,” the statement reads.
This platform earlier reported that some artistes in South Africa protested the inclusion of Burna Boy in the concert scheduled to hold on 22nd and 23rd, November in a response to recent xenophobia in the country.
They claimed that claimed that Burna Boy had threatened to cause violence when he visits the country.
Recall that the singer and AKA clashed on Twitter over xenophobic attacks and the afrobeat star on September 3 vowed not to visit South Africa.
AKA thereafter asked Burna Boy to prove he is truly African Giant by apologising to citizens of South Africa, but the Nigerian star refused.