Tiwa Savage pulls out of DStv Delicious Fest amid xenophobic attacks

Tiwa Savage | Image: Instagram

Savage’s decision was prompted by what seems to be an unverified video of a Nigerian man allegedly being killed by South Africans.

Nigerian musician Tiwa Savage has become the latest artist to cut ties with South Africa in a show of solidarity against the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in the country.

https://twitter.com/DeliciousFestSA/status/1152242281216450560?s=20

She was scheduled to perform at the annual event later this month alongside the likes of DJ Zinhle, Corrine Bailey Rae, DJ Shimza, and Lira to name a few.

Savage’s decision was prompted by what seems to be an unverified video of a Nigerian man allegedly being killed by South Africans.

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Fans tried to correct Savage but she was steadfast in her decision.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1-uMMahHmo/

Her announcement was met with a lot of disdain and sarcasm from a South African Twitter user who hurled abuse at her in response.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1-yglFBghp/

Savage even took the time to respond to some of the replies.

DSTV Delicious organisers have yet to issue a statement.

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