AKA, South Africans celebrate as organizers cancel Burna Boy’s concert in the country

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By Benjamin BE

Just days before Burna Boy was set to perform in South Africa, organisers have announced that he has been withdrawn and the concerts in Cape Town and Tshwane cancelled.

In a media statement issued today, organisers said that after extensive engagement with Burna Boy’s management team, they had decided to withdraw the Nigerian artist from the concert and cancel the shows.

They said the decision to cancel the shows came after warnings of a shutdown from a group of artists and event organisers under the umbrella of Tshwane Entertainment Collective.

“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.”

Burna Boy’s inclusion on the line-up was widely criticised after rapper, AKA took to social media to lead a campaign against him.

See AKA’s response and how other South Africans are reacting below….

AKA@akaworldwide

Hayi no. South Ahhh doesn’t play.6,47312:09 PM – Nov 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy1,859 people are talking about this

warona@waronarase

AKA is the GOAT of SA HIP HOP9079:14 AM – Nov 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy162 people are talking about this

AKA@akaworldwide

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Morgan_Baloyi@Sir_Morgie

So @akaworldwide went to church last sunday then jiki jiki Burna Boy #AKAsezi the power of prayer

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Male Alpha@thami_tzz

Our Job as South Africans is done. We Shall now resume to wetting beds while you resume to losing elections!!!#AKAsezi https://twitter.com/Julius_S_Malema/status/1195254677463543808 …

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Julius Sello Malema@Julius_S_MalemaI won’t be intimidated or blackmailed by bed wetting boys, welcome home @burnaboy. South Africa is a home for all Africans, kill me for defending an African brother, bloody Cowards.52712:50 PM – Nov 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy175 people are talking about this

Papa Lesedi@Vee_Mashinini

South Africans and creating hashtags #AKAsezi

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18912:28 PM – Nov 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy18 people are talking about this

His Excellency@eemz_siphiwo

If you want to be “entertained” by your brother Burna Boy go to Lagos because #AKAsezi

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1851:09 PM – Nov 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy32 people are talking about this

Forever Mercified @Zamaswati18

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The power of black Twitter yerrr
It shut down the whole concert ??#AKAsezi

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5812:33 PM – Nov 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Forever Mercified ‘s other Tweets

Black Jesus@BlackJesusOfSA

Message to Burna Boy…get out, get out, getta of here…asshole #AKAsezi

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ZWELY_SIYA@Zweli87514961

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#AKAsezi
He will remain undefeated
South Africa 2-0 Nigerian

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iG :girl.kaybee @girl_kaybee

#AKAsezi

The wound we’ve been breathing through has healed

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821:15 PM – Nov 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy19 people are talking about this

uNtando@uNtandoSangweni

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Malema you can organise a dinner with your Bhena nton nton ngoba #AKAsezi !!!

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Phathu@dmotloung

Burna was told to just apologize, as they say, pride comes before fall…#AKAsezi

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Follow Help@Mandlebala

Day made #AKAsezi burnaboy

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