Dec 20, 2019
Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy has been pulled off the 2019 lineup of Afropunk concert in Joburg.
The organizers revealed in a statement shared on Friday: “Following a joint decision by Afropunk and Burna Boy, we regret to announce that Burna Boy will no longer be part of the festival’s Joburg 2019 edition at Constitution Hill from 30 to 31 December.”
“We’re dedicated to working with Burna Boy and his team for his return to South Africa when the climate is right. We are deeply committed to providing music lovers and fans a safe space for all to express themselves.
“We are grateful to South Africa, our community, and to the many wonderful artists who will be with us on the 30th and 31st of December, and to the friends and colleagues that have made AFROPUNK Joburg 2019 possible,” read the statement.
This is the second time the star gets cancelled off a concert’s line up. Last month, organisers of the Africans Unite Concert cancelled the show and also put him off the line-up.
All of these, are caused due to his tweets during the xenophobia attack in SA, which also led to a clash between himself and AKA.
Though, most South Africans called him out to apologize but he’s gone mum on that.