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Music Stars Denounce South African Xenophobia

by Andrew Shyaka
3:39 pm

Burna Boy

Music stars from across Africa have condemned ongoing barbaric acts of South Africans against foreign citizens living in South Africa which has escalated to its worst form to become Xenophobia.

Some artistes angrily exploded on social media shunning South Africans.

For example, BET award winner Burna Boy swore never to set a foot in South Africa unless the government addresses the issue which has become recurrent.

In his own tweets, Burna Boy confessed that he has not been in South Africa since 2017 over his own experience of xenophobia.

“I would not do so again until South African government woke up, but it needs to perform a miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this,” Burna Boy tweeted.

The On the Low hit maker said he was discriminated while on music business tour back in 2017 and since then, he swore never to return there.

In another tweet, Africa’s talented music diva Tiwa Savage also joined hands with Burna Boy on social media by describing the ongoing xenophobic violence in SA as barbaric.


From this background, Tiwa made a decision to cancel a concert that is scheduled to take place in Johannesburg this month.

“I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is sick. For this reason I will not be performing at the upcoming Dstv delicious festival in Johannesburg on 21st September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this,” she tweeted.

Sauti Sol, a Kenyan boyband also condemned the act and warned that this incident is giving advantage to detractors.

“When two brothers fight a foreigner inherits their land,” a tweet on Sauti Sol official account reads.

“And my people! Please say No to violence! No violence please. We all need each other,” Wizkid, one of the African most talented artistes wrote.

Also local music stars like Jay Polly wrote in his instagram: “South africa!!! Stop killing these innocent people. Remember the world is watching you.”