• Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage: ‘I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV Delicious Festival’

    Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage: ‘I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV Delicious Festival’

    Cape Town – Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage, 39,has decided to withdraw from the upcoming DSTV Delicious Festival following ongoing xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.

    The festival is due to take place at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand on 21 and 22 September 2019.

    Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage: 'I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV Delicious Festival'
    Tiwa Savage. Photo: Instagram

    In her tweet, published on Wednesday, Tiwa wrote: “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 21 September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this.”

    Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage: 'I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV Delicious Festival'
    Tiwa Savage. Photo: Instagram

    Tiwa’s tweet relates to a surge of xenophobic violence in Alexandra that followed similar attacks on mostly immigrant-owned shops across Johannesburg, according to Daily Afrika.

    The attacks started in Jeppestown on Sunday and had spread to Alexandra, Tembisa, Germiston, Kempton Park, Coronation Park, Turffontein and Malvern by Tuesday.

    Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter Burna also tweeted his response to violence in South Africa on Tuesday. The chart-topper said that he would not be returning to South Africa until the government intervened, in very strong language.

    “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 fuck up and really performs A miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this.”

     

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