Nigeria’s Burna Boy dropped from Afropunk concert in Joburg
Nigeria’s Burna Boy is dropped from Afropunk concert in Joburg
Organizers of Afropunk festival in Johannesburg on Friday announced that Nigerian rapper, Burna Boy has been pulled from the lineup.
Moreover, there is still public outcry over his comments on xenophobic violence in the country a few months ago.
Burna Boy was set to perform at Afropunk, to be held later this month
However, the organizers announced the u-turn through a statement on social media.
They claimed that “now isn’t the right time for him to come” and apologized to concertgoers for the inconvenience.
“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.”
“Now isn’t the right time for him to come. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused to our community.”
They say the decision to cancel the shows came after warnings of a shutdown from a group of artists
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