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Burna Boy Withdrawn From Afropunk Concert In South Africa

By Michael Bamidele
24 December 2019   |   10:24 am
It appears that the rift between Burna Boy and South Africans keeps widening as the Nigerian Afrofusion artiste has been dropped from the Afropunk concert in South Africa. The Grammy-nominated singer was set to perform at the Afropunk festival in Johannesburg to be held later this month. However, organisers of the concert on Friday announced…

Burna Boy | Image: YouTube

It appears that the rift between Burna Boy and South Africans keeps widening as the Nigerian Afrofusion artiste has been dropped from the Afropunk concert in South Africa.

The Grammy-nominated singer was set to perform at the Afropunk festival in Johannesburg to be held later this month.

However, organisers of the concert on Friday announced that after a joint discussion with the “Anybody” crooner’s team, it was agreed that “now isn’t the right time” for Burna Boy to come to South Africa.

“Hey SA fam: After a joint discussion with Burna Boy’s team, we are announcing that he will no longer be part of Joburg’s 2019 line-up. We’ve agreed that now isn’t the right time for him to come. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused to our community.”

This is coming a month after it was announced that Burna Boy had been dropped from performing at “Africans Unite” the anti-xenophobia concert which was scheduled to hold in South Africa in November. The decision was made following protests and petitions against Burna Boy’s inclusion in the concert. The concert was altogether cancelled shortly afterwards.

The news of Burna Boy’s withdrawal from the Afropunk concert was met with mixed reactions. Some stated that the Nigerian singer was their reason for buying the tickets to the concert while others welcomed the decision.

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