Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tiwa Savage in reaction to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa have cancelled her scheduled performance in the country.
The hip hop star in a tweet on Wednesday said that she would no longer be performing at a DSTV festival scheduled to hold in Johannesburg, the nation’s capital, later this month.
She described the attacks on Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa as “sick” and added that this is the reason why, she would not be participating in the festival.
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.
— Tiwa Savage (@TiwaSavage) September 4, 2019
Savage’s reaction to the xenophobic attacks comes a day after talented Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy, vowed never to visit the country.
The self-acclaimed ‘African Giant’ took to his Twitter on Tuesday to vent over the recent attacks, stating that he had also had his fair share of xenophobic experiences in South Africa.
According to him, although his dream had always been to see a united Africa, that dream may no longer be feasible until the government takes decisive measures against the situation.