South African media outlet Timeslive has reported that organizers of the African Unite Concert have canceled the show Nigerian singer Burna Boy was expected to perform at following the massive unrest it has created
According to the report, the decision to call off the show was made after organizers reached out to the singer’s management and came to an agreement with them to withdraw him from the concert for security reasons.
They also revealed that the decision to cancel the show was greatly influenced after numerous threats to shut down the show came from a group of South African artistes under the umbrella of Tshwane Collective.
The report reads: “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,” the statement reads.
Burns Boy’s rapport with popular SA singer AKA and the people of South African at large has been acrimonious after the xenophobic attacks in the country against foreigners led to the musician sharing controversial tweets on social media about Nelson Mandela’s country