SUPERSTAR singer Tiwa Savage has pulled out of her upcoming performance in South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
Tiwa, who was billed to perform at the DStv delicious festival on September 21, announced that she was boycotting the show in protest.
On Twitter @tiwasavage, she 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 the Sept. 21st.
“My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this,” she said.
After mixed reactions have trailed her announcement. While she has received massive support for her bold decision, some fans have continued to troll the singer.
@Kellzamadi said, “I just developed a special kind and love for @TiwaSavage this is remarkable to say the list.”
@Real Jae tweeted, “We didn’t Call you a Queen for Nothing Tiwa. You are an asset and you are fearless.”
A South African, @ThusoMatsobane tweeted, “No one has butchered your people but it is fine. Thanks for taking a stand.”
Tiwa replied that she was boycotting the show, not just for Nigerians killed but for other foreigners that have suffered xenophobic attacks.
She said, “Killing anyone that is African are my people whether they are Nigerians or not.”
Comedian Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth also cancelled his appearance at the upcoming Comic Choice Awards in South Africa.
He announced his Instagram page @basketmouth, he wrote, “I am not sure how and when we got here.
“I won’t be attending the Comic Choice Awards this weekend in South Africa as scheduled,” he said.
Star musician Burna Boy, who has been very vocal about his disdain for what is happening to Nigerians in South Africa, has also vowed to never set foot in the country again.
He said: “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 performs a miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this.”