Afrofusion star, Burna Boy has confirmed his musical performance in South Africa, stating that a part of the proceeds will be donated to victims of xenophobic attacks.

He made the confirmation in a tweet, weeks after there were speculations of his performance in Cape Town.

The Nigerian superstar, who was among the celebrities who spoke out against September’s violence targeting Nigerians and others in South Africa, is expected to take to the stage in Capetown on November 23.

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The singer also expressed hope that Africans will make contributions towards making the world better for the victims.

Burna Boy, in his tweet, wrote “The first of many! Part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of Xenophobic attacks by me! I really hope we can all keep contributing in our own way to make the world a better and safer place for each other. # Africansunite, it’s bigger than all of us”

Rapper AKA reacts

Rapper AkA, in October, dared the Nigerian Afrobeat king to lay hands on him as the latter is scheduled to perform in South Africa.

This comes barely two months after Burna Boy and the South African rapper clashed on Twitter over xenophobia attacks.

The afrobeat star had on September 3 vowed not to visit South Africa again over inhumane attacks on Nigerians.

Burna Boy threatened AKA with whom Ycee, had traded words with, over some perceived “xenophobic statements” made by him on Twitter during Nigeria’s defeat of the country at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

At the height of the tensions, Burna Boy condemned the violence and urged the South African and Nigerian governments to come together and put an end to the pain and hostility blighting the country.

“I have not set foot in SA since 2017. And I will NOT EVER go to South Africa again for any reason until the SOUTH AFRICAN government wakes the f**k up and really performs A miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this,” he wrote on Twitter.

Burna Boy also vowed to beat up AKA whenever he visits South Africa.

But seeing reports that the afrobeats star will be headlining the Africans Unite concert holding in Cape Town and Tshwane, AKA took to the micro-blogging platform to recount what Burna Boy earlier said.

He tweeted “I would love to attend this show and watch this man put his hands on me in my own country.”

The show which is organised by Play Network Africa in partnership with Phambili media SA is scheduled to hold on November 23rd and will see the likes of Kwesta and Jidenna perform as well.


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