Xenophobia: Tiwa Savage Cancels show in South Africa


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Popular singer, Tiwa Savage, has taken to her twitter account to cancel her show in South Africa which was scheduled to hold on the 21st of September.

The singer who was invited to perform at the DSTV Delicious Festival in Johannesburg stated in her post on twitter today that she would not be performing in the country responsible for the barbaric killings of Nigerians and other foreigners.

Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage, Xenophobia

Read her statement below:

I refuse to watch the barbaric killings 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’s decision to cancel the upcoming show has gotten a lot of support from her fans on social media, however, some South Africans have been enraged.

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Popular Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has also made comments in condemning the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

The veteran actress, on her Instagram page, wrote;

“A life with us isn’t the worse thing. They need to see one without us. They’ve shown us countless times who they are. Let’s believe them.

“It’s time to show them who we are. But most importantly, it’s time we believed in ourselves. They see our potential; our greatness. We need to see it too.

“It’s tough out here I know, but sooner than later we’ll have to realize it’s all we’ve got. We have to make sure our energy and resources are beneficial to all things Her.

“We can’t ignore the signs much longer. Change is inevitable. Let us stay ahead of it. Long live Nigeria.”


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