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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Burna Boy Gets Grammy Award Nomination For Best Album But South Africa Cancelled His Show

Popular Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy has reacted to his nomination in Grammy Awards under the Best World Music Album category “Burna Boy’s album “African Giant”

He shared a screenshot of his nomination on his Insta story and wrote:

“Speak It Into Existence”

Burna Boy’s planned show in South Africa has been canceled amid the controversies surrounding it.

 South African artistes protested against Burna Boy performing at the show and also queried the exclusion of local artiste at the expense
of Nigeria’s Burna Boy who they have accused of inciting hatred against South Africa, in the wake of the recent xenophobic attacks.

In a media statement issued , organisers said that after extensive engagement with Burna Boy’s management team, they had decided to withdraw the Nigerian artist from the concert and cancel the shows.

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.
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