Burna Boy Pledges Proceeds from Upcoming Show to Xenophobic Violence Victims; AKA Reacts
Burna Boy will return to South Africa for the first time following the recent spate of xenophobic violence against Nigerians and other foreign African nationals.
In the height of the violence in September, Burna Boy vowed to never return to the country. He wasn’t alone, as major Nigerian artists also cancelled appearances in the country, calling on the South African government to take adequate measures to protect foreign nationals.
“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 posted on Twitter.
Now, Burna Boy has announced an anti-xenophobia concert focused on bringing people together, billed “Africa Unite.”
Nigerian-American artist Jidenna as well as South African artists Kwesta and and Busiswa are also slated to perform at the concert, slated for November 23.
According to the Buena Boy, a portion of the concert’s proceeds will go directly to victims of the attacks.
“The first of many! Part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of Xenophobic attacks by me,” Burna announced on Twitter over the weekend. “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.”
After the announcement was made, we all waited with bated breathe at the response we knew would be forthcoming from controversial South African rapper, AKA.