Popular and award winning Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth has announced the cancellation of his appearance at the Comic Choice Awards in South Africa this weekend.
The comedian took to his Instagram page to make the announcement. He wrote;
I AM NOT SURE HOW AND WHEN WE GOT HERE.
I WON’T BE ATTENDING THE COMICS CHOICE AWARDS THIS WEEKEND IN S.A AS SCHEDULED.
IT MIGHT SOUND LIKE A WHISPER BUT TOGETHER OUR VOICES AND THE RIGHT ACTIONS WILL HOPEFULLY MAKE A TRUE DIFFERENCE. AND REAL CHANGE CAN BEGIN.
BUT FOR TODAY, WE STAND.
This is coming after Tiwa Savage canceled her upcoming show which was billed to hold on September 21 in South Africa.
The singer who was scheduled to perform at DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg, made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday.
“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 on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this,” Tiwa tweeted.
The announcement did not go down well with some South Africans who challenged her on Twitter and suggested she had no fans in their country. To this, Tiwa Savage replied;
“But yet I was booked to perform at the festival. This is a serious issue were NO ONE wins when blood is shed whether old videos or not. Issue needs to be resolved. We Africans (including South Africans) need each other
The singer further replied another Twitter user who said Nigerians are the reasons there are drugs in South Africa. The user tweeted;
South Africa is my second home, i know cause I have seen with my eyes the situation and you are misinformed, there would be no drugs to buy if there were no dealers, from this it’s clear you are in support of drug dealing in SA.
“I’m not in support of drug dealing nor am I in support of killing. The solution to fighting drug crime is not killing my dear brother. Killing anyone that is African are my people whether they are Nigerians or not, Tiwa Savage replied.