Burna Boy’s concert in South Africa has officially been cancelled and Mzansi could not help but celebrate. This shocking development was first revealed by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela through his X account. Mphela confirmed the cancellation, stating:
“Burna Boy concert now officially cancelled.
Cited are ‘inability for the promoters to fulfil their contractual, financial, production, and technical obligations.’ Production vendors had apparently not been paid on time. Management conceded that the agreed production standard needed for the venue size could not be achieved. TicketPro has seized all sale of tickets to the concert.”
Initial Postponement Leads to Final Cancellation
Earlier in the week, Burna Boy had initially postponed his Johannesburg concert, which was scheduled to take place at the iconic FNB Stadium. The new concert date was set for December 16, 2023, after the original September 23, 2023 date was pushed back. The performance was intended to kick off the Burna Boy After Tour, as announced by Ticket Pro.
The Nigeran-born artist even took to his social media pages to announce that the initial rumour of cancellation was false. Burna Boy promised his fans in South Africa that he was coming to perform in their country despite the drama surrounding his concert.
South African Reactions: Overjoyed and Impressed
The cancellation of Burna Boy’s concert in South Africa has left many South Africans overjoyed and impressed. This decision comes as a reflection of the strained relationship between Burna Boy and South African residents.
In 2019, Burna Boy stated that he would never return to the country due to xenophobic attacks occurring at that time. The cancellation of his concert has rekindled sentiments of cancellation among South Africans, who are now expressing their satisfaction with this turn of events.