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Burna Boy “Loves” South Africa – but Mzansi doesn’t love him back

Burna Boy “Loves” South Africa – but Mzansi doesn’t love him back

Burna Boy is due to perform in South Africa this coming weekend but the circumstances surrounding the singer could not be less ideal. In fact, as we write this there are thousands of South Africans who have made it clear that they don’t want to see the Nigerian hitmaker set foot on our land. 

The Africans Unite organisers are stuck between a rock and a hard place right now. The concerts are due to take place this coming weekend; with the first edition in Cape Town on the 23rd of November, and the Pretoria leg of the festival taking place just one day later. The concert features Kwesta, Jidenna and Burna Boy as headliners, but with the Nigerian star under so much scrutiny, calls to see him dropped from the roster are growing by the day.

 You see, people have long memories. Back in September, Burna Boy made it very clear that he had no intentions of ever coming to South Africa ever again. After hearing (fake!) reports that Nigerian nationals were being killed in xenophobic attacks, he took a stand: 

And then he took back that stand when he received a very handsome booking fee to perform in Mzansi: 

And now all we want as a nation is an apology, but it appears as if the Ye  hit maker is above even that. Instead, he took to social media this week to share an outspoken thread where he condemned xenophobia before confirming that he loves South Africa. 

Unfortunately for him, he did not receive much of the same love back and now many on the timeline are threatening to boycott the entire show if Burna Boy is still on the lineup by the weekend. 

With all this being said and done, one person who was caught up at the height of the drama is AKA. The rapper was the first to be caught up in the beef with Burna Boy and he has since turned the other cheek and pleaded with his former collaborator to apologise. Since that still hasn’t come forward, AKA has now encouraged Nigerians and South Africans to end the violence: 

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