Burna Boy Withdrawn From Afropunk Concert In South Africa
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.”
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 lineup. We’ve agreed that now isn’t the right time for him to come. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused to our community. pic.twitter.com/SdCvYeCpkt
— AFROPUNK (@afropunk) December 20, 2019
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.
Sensible, I welcome the decision. Looking forward to Joburg Afropunk. Thank you.
— het jy my getoets 🇿🇦 (@Zamajol58167183) December 20, 2019
he must never set his foot here ever again
— Thaema la Kamo (@marty_R200) December 20, 2019
Can I get a refund?! Quite frankly I only bought my ticket for @burnaboy.
— Lerato (@Le_raa_to) December 20, 2019
Can we get refunds since @burnaboy is not performing anymore????
— Abulele Nogaya (@abu_nogaya) December 20, 2019
Lmao he’s literally the reason I bought a ticket. I’m out. pic.twitter.com/3vYVbhgkTr
— Labhuti womphokoqo (@C_Mbadu) December 20, 2019