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Burna Boy and AKA set to perform at the Africa Day Benefit Concert

The two stars are billed to perform at the Africa Day Benefit concert, a two-hour live streamed concert holding on may 25 2020.

This would be the first time the two will be performing towards a common goal, since their controversial misunderstanding.

In July 2019, AKA shared some frustrated tweets about the South African football team losing to the Super Eagles at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Unfortunately, when the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians living in South Africa came to light in September 2019, those tweets were misinterpreted as being xenophobic.

It would be recalled that things were pretty heated up in that period. Burna Boy came on Twitter to condemn the xenophobic acts and then threatened not to visit South Africa as well as severed his ties with AKA.

“I personally have had my own xenophobic experiences at the hands of South Africans and because of that….. I have not set foot in SA since 2017.

And I will NEVER go to South Africa again for any reason until the SOUTH AFRICAN government wakes the fuck up and really performs A miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this” Burna said.

Things escalated real quick and ended with him sharing some angry tweets at AKA, dissing him and threatening to beat him up.

AKA and Burna Boy went back and forth at each other, and AKA tweeted that Burna Boy should apologise to South Africans before visiting Pretoria for a performance in November 2019.

Prior to the altercation, they made great music together and ccollaborated with other artistes on songs like, ‘All Eyes On Me’, ‘Birthday’ with Kid X and Da L.E.S, ‘Special Someone’ with Sarkodie, and a few others.

The virtual concert will be hosted by Idris Elba and will be uniting a line up of the biggest African music stars like Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, and AKA.

The show is organized to raise funds to help children and families affected in this corona virus pandemic.

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Written by Vivian Ifezue


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