Several A-list Nigerian artistes including Tiwa Savage, Mr. Eazi and Burnaboy have reacted to to the ongoing xenophobic attacks on other Africans, predominantly Nigerians living in South Africa.
According to Mr Eazi, South Africans are fighting the wrong enemy since the real enemy is rather poverty. In a pinned tweet on his official account he cautioned: “Fight the real ENEMY!! Fight POVERTY!!!!”
Grant us the wisdom to realise that we are one & the same!! Grant us the wisdom to fight the real Enemy which is Poverty, Hunger, Corruption, Oppression, Economic & Mental Slavery!! Open our eyes oh JAH!!!— Don Eazi (@mreazi) September 2, 2019
According to africanews.com, police in South Africa have been overwhelmed by looters in the latest round of SA’s xenophobic attacks by residents of Jappestown, an area close to commercial hub, Johannesburg.
Multiple local media outlets said rampant looting of shops and torching of buildings had been registered in the riots. The portals add that looters have targeted businesses of foreigners.
An angry BurnaBoy, who was boiling with rage took to his Twitter timeline to express his displeasure on SA’s xenophobic attacks after a hiatus from social media.
But Today After watching the Killing of my people in South Africa the same way we have all watched it happen a few times in the past. FUCK ALL THAT! I personally have had my own xenophobic experiences at the hands of South Africans and because of that…..— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) September 3, 2019
Songstress Tiwa Savage has also expressed her disgust in a tweet and has even cancelled a major event she had coming up in South Africa.
I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. For this reason I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this.Advertisement— Tiwa Savage (@TiwaSavage) September 4, 2019
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