With few days left for Nigerian artist Burna Boy to perform in South Africa, organisers have announced the artist has been withdrawn and concerts in Cape Town and Tshwane cancelled.
In a media statement on Wednesday, organisers said that after extensive engagement with Burna Boy’s management team, they had decided to withdraw the Nigerian artist from the concert.
They said the decision to cancel the shows came after warnings of a shutdown from a group of artists and event organisers under the umbrella of Tshwane Entertainment Collective.
“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.”
Burna Boy’s inclusion on the line-up was widely criticised after he took to social media in September to urge black foreigners living in SA to defend and protect themselves against xenophobic attacks. In a now-deleted tweet, he also told rapper AKA to beef up his security, before giving him the middle finger.
He promised to never set foot in SA again until the government “wakes the f*ck up and really performs a miracle”. However, a month later, he was announced as part of the Africans Unite line-up to “unify all Africans and speak out against femicide”.
While hundreds have called for the show to be cancelled and the artist boycotted until he apologised for his remarks, EFF leader Julius Malema and socialite Babalwa Mneno defended the star.
Burna Boy said nothing would stop him performing in SA and rubbished claims that he had misled people about the xenophobic attacks. He also refused to apologise.
The concert’s organisers stood by their decision to include Burna Boy on the show’s line-up.
“As one of the artists at the centre stage of the xenophobic attacks uproar, we saw fit to engage him to be a part of the Africans Unite campaign that aims to ultimately change the current negative narrative to that of solidarity and unity. It seems we have failed in this regard.
“As organisers of the Africans Unite Concert, we continue to advocate for unity and peace. Moreover, we condemn any form of discrimination, violence or aggressive behaviour towards any person due to their gender or nationality.”
Those who have bought tickets for the concert have been urged to call the Computicket call centre for a full refund to the card used for payment.
Celebrity Police Officer, Dolapo Badmus Welcomes Baby Girl
Police PR officer, Dolapo Badmus who recently given birth to a baby girl has taken to instagram to announce the good news.
In her words; “I faced my fear and my fear feared me! My baby Anike Aliona with her natural lace wig….she’s the latest addition to my family! Does she really look like me?!”.
The beautiful and elegant looking police officer who is the zone 2 police public relations officer (PPRO) is well known for condemning both fraudster and whoever supports fraud.
She’s also popular for dissing Naira Marley in the most subtle way. Some time ago, she took to Instagram to state that the only “Naira” she knows that exists and stands legal is the Nigerian currency, and that any other thing that has the “Naira” attached to it is fake.
She just welcomed a baby girl and friends have taken to instagram to celebrate her on the birth of her daughter.
Nollywood Actress Nkechi Blessing Receives N1m From Stranger After Begging Online
Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday is full of thanks after a stranger/fan sent N1million to her account after she made a live video begging fans for money.
The excited actress took to instagram to share the news, while beckoning on the anonymous sender to reveal himself so she would thank him specially.
In her words; “I was on live video earlier begging my fans for money, pinned my acct details and den boom someone sent me 1 million naira😳😳😳 I am still shocked ooo😳😳 dear sender pls kindly DM me let me thank you specially 😳😳 to those that sent 1k and the likes God bless you all abundantly 🙏🏻 I am still in shock😳 1m just like that? Haa”
VIDEO: Why I Can’t Stick To One Man At My Age — Fantana
Ghanaian singer, Fantana has disclosed that at her age, she cannot stick to one man.
Her perception is not different from most ladies in this 21st century who prefer to have multiple partners especially when they are not legally married. In the thinking of such ladies, one man can’t provide all their needs, therefore, it’s logical for them to have multiple partners so that every man will have a specific role to play.
Speaking in the studios of Hitz Fm on Friday, December 13, Fantana stated that she is still young and beautiful, adding that she has to enjoy her time and be with a lot of men and not be stacked to just one man.
Continuing her conversation with the radio host, Andy Dosty, Fantana reiterated that one man can’t provide all the luxurious things she needs in life now which is the reason she opted to have multiple partners at the same time so that every man will support her in a different way.
The beautiful singer also noted that she likes to be showered with gifts when in a relationship so hardly will it be possible for one man to provide all her needs.
See video below: