The media company behind an upcoming South African concert featuring Burna Boy as the headline act, has spoken out in light of his ongoing beef with rapper AKA
Phambili Media, who are the promoters behind the Africa Unite concert set to take place next month, have distanced themselves from threats of violence between the two African superstars.
Burna Boy is set to perform in Jozi and Cape Town despite claiming on Twitter last month that he would never return to SA. AKA responded to the news with a 'warning message' to his former Nigerian bestie;
But Phambili Media have hit back at another of AKA's suggestive tweets in a strong worded message.
They tweeted; "The aim of this event is to unite all Africans. Inciting violence is not the right way to go about it. As one of SA's music giants, this is a great time and opportunity to spread a message of peace & unity."
According to organisers, the Africa Unite concert hopes to unite and mobilise the continent against xenophobia and gender-based violence and rebuild trust and respect amongst African nations.
The show, also starring fellow Nigerian-born singer Jidenna and Mzansi's own Kwesta, will be be hosted by Minnie Dlamini .
It is worth noting that Burna Boy has made it clear that he is keen to work towards fighting against xenophobia.
He said in a recent media briefing; “As we have our leaders working towards uniting Africa, it is important that we see each other as brothers of the same soil and come together and unite Africa. We must recognise and accept our differences as a continent and people of diverse cultures and love one another regardless."
Meanwhile AKA's publicist Sheila Afari declined to comment about the incident when contacted by ZAlebs .
If there is a silver lining to this story, it's that AKA has also made it clear that he is willing to squash the beef IF Burna Boy apologises for his comments
He told a tweep;
Come on peeps, let's come together in peace and forgiveness!
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