Xenophobic attacks hurt SA artists

By Drum Digital
16 April 2015

The xenophobic attacks are negatively affecting South African performing artist's image and relationship with the Zimbabweans.

Cassper Nyovest announced yesterday on Instagram that Zimbabweans were threatening to stop and cancel his show.


In the same situation is Ringo Madlingozi and Winnie Khumalo, who are scheduled to perform at the Green concert, 15 May, a festival supporting environmental awareness in Harare, Zimbabwe, reports Sowetan. The organizers have been threatened with a boycott if he allows them to perform.

The green ambassador, Dereck Mpofu, informed Kinle Ayo, a Nigerian guitarist, that there was a group mobilising to boycott the concert should the South Africans continue as headline acts.

Madlingozi told Sowetan that although Mpofu had not informed him of the threat of a boycott, he has been thinking about the effects of the attacks.

Rapper AKA also spoke out on twitter ahead of his travels saying due to the attacks for the first time he wont be proud of his South African passport.

"Headed to Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania shortly ... And for the 1st time I'll be ashamed of my South African passport," AKA tweeted.

Additional source: Sowetan

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