Some Nigerians on Twitter have come hard on Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, South African rapper better known as AKA for demanding an apology from Burna Boy.
On Wednesday, AKA took to his Twitter handle to call out Burna Boy to apologise for threats and condemnatory comments made during the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
In the wake of the heightening tension between both nations, Burna Boy had said he would never visit the country until the problem is resolved.
He also threatened AKA for his “inciting” comments after Nigeria defeated South Africa at the 2019 AFCON.
Yet, some weeks after Burna Boy had made the “outrageous threats”, he was billed to headline the ‘Africa Unite’ concert, a diplomatic music event to hold in South Africa in a bid to quell the tension between citizens of both countries.
The rapper’s demand has dominated the conversation on social media platforms especially Twitter as it currently tops the trend list.
As of the time of filing this report, Twitter is inundated with quite a number of Nigerians who appear unwilling to accept the request from AKA that Burna Boy should apologise to him and the people of South Africa.
“AKA didn’t sleep all night. Trying to get Burna boy’s attention but Burna boy is busy catching flights whilst the nigga is catching emotions,” a Twitter user said.
“AKA trying so hard to resurrect his dead career through Burna Boy. You want him to apologize for what, don’t even know Why Africa unite is at South Africa? Why not somewhere else,” another user said.
Here are top reactions from the trend:
I don’t understand why this low budget android Drake is trying to get an apology from one of Africas greatest
He doesn’t know burna is popular than him, majozi and black coffee combined #Burna
Y’all know that toxic person who plays victim cos you reacted to what they did to you?
Yeah, that’s what some South Africa tweeps and AKA are
Asking Burna Boy to apologise? Please ask all Nigerian victims of Xenophobia to apologise too so we know y’all are the true victims. https://twitter.com/akaworldwide/status/1194764460348469253 …AKA
Ek se … @burnaboy all we want is an apology. We know is not perfect. But we took you in as our own before you reached these levels. You say you are an AFRICAN GIANT, prove it.
South Africans should go and wait for burna boy at the airport with a banner saying “we are sorry Nigeria 🇳🇬🇳🇬 #africangiant
— dayfords_ (@Dayfords_) November 14, 2019
@akaworldwide is right this time. He made so much noise about not going to SA and couldn’t even last one concert.
He needs to apologize for the lack of sincerity as well. I’m appalled he is going to SA after all that. https://twitter.com/chydee/status/1194853658837626880 …Chidi Okereke@Chydee
This guy is actually very stupid. I mean, instead of doing something about the xenophobia, the countless femicides, etc., he wants Burna to apologize for speaking against xenophobia. Spits. https://twitter.com/akaworldwide/status/1194764460348469253 …
South Africans attacked Nigerians which made Burna boy get mad. He pledged never to go to South Africa bcos of what happened
The South African Govt decides to Apologize by inviting Burnaboy to their event to show unity but one Xenophobic drake feels he’s God and needs an apology
South Africans are Unapologetic with their Xenophobic Attacks, they enjoy attacking fellow Africans & get support from their Govt & Celebrities but they want Burna Boy to Apologise for saying he is tired of seeing his People Get Killed.
Fuck Them Niggas
If you ask those South Africans what they want an apology for, they’ll say “Burna Boy insulted S.A”
But did S.A not insult itself by becoming Xenophobic?
If you were Burna Boy, won’t you do the same?
You see this thing they call common sense, It’s scarce
I respect you and vibe to your music but isn’t it still Xenophobic if SA artistes don’t want to share the stage with Burna Boy
The burna boy me i know won’t even apologize
I really feel like they both childish. Burna boy should stay away from AKA and AKA should stay away from Burna boy. At the end of the day they both suck anyways