Nigerian musicians have taken to Social Media to condemn the violence and looting aimed at foreign nationals that has erupted in various South African townships and cities.
Burna Boy tweeted that he hadn’t set foot in South Africa since 2017 because of xenophobia he experienced in the country. In a since deleted tweet, the muso took shots at AKA for allegedly inciting xenophobia with tweets he sent after Bafana Bafana lost to the Nigerian soccer team at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Tiwa Savage who was set to perfom at the DStv Delicious Festival on the 21st of September also pulled out. The award winning singer said the xenophobic attacks were “sick” and she would not perform in the country.
“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 the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this,” she tweeted.
Wizkid also spoke up about the violence. He said Africans were fight the wrong people and wrong war. “How do we walk around hating each other? Africa is one! We’re all the same people! Pls don’t loose yourself! #SayNoToXenophobia,” he tweeted.