Africa giant, Burna Boy is ready to perform in South Africa, two months after he vowed not to enter the country.
The ‘Ye’ singer said he’ll not step his foot in South Africa due to the recent xenophobic attacks that claimed lives of some Nigerians, while many others were expelled from the country following the bouts.
A South African news platform, IOL reported that Burna Boy will headline ‘Africans Unite’ concert in Mzansi. Other acclaimed artistes performing at the concert include, Kwesta, Jidenna, Busiswa and many more
Jidenna, who is currently on tour promoting his 85 To Africa album, will be performing in Tshwane. The Nigerian-American rapper says he’s excited to be part of what he sees as an opportunity to solidify all Africans around the world and to celebrate our “Africanness”.
During the week of the xenophobic attacks, Burna Boy urged the Nigerian and South African governments to come together and put an end to the pain, hostility and violence.
“As we have our leaders working towards uniting Africa, it is important that we see each other as brothers of the same soil and come together and unite Africa. We must recognise and accept our differences as a continent and people of diverse cultures and love one another regardless. Both indigenous and non-indigenous businesses should be able to thrive in every country on the African continent – that way we will become the most formidable continent on the planet,” said Burna Boy.
Presented by South Africa’s Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, in association with Channel O and powered by Play Network Africa, Africans Unite is a collaborative project that aims to rebuild trust and respect among African nations by changing the current narrative to that of unity and solidarity.
Africans Unite will take place in Cape Town at The Lawns on the 23rd of November and Tshwane’s Sun Arena on November 24.