Africa is in the midst of one of the worst wave of xenophobic attacks yet once again. It all started from South Africa where an aggressive group of people harassed and killed the Africans especially Nigerians and posted videos of the attacks on social media.
Now the ball was in the social media’s court which escalated things in the entire continent of Africa and made the situation worse. That aggressive group of people became a huge crowd (through social media) and the wave of xenophobic attacks started in South Africa especially in the city of Johannesburg. On the other hand, when the horrific videos of people attacking the Nigerians reached Nigeria the attacks started there as well. Nigerians started destroying the South African owned businesses. The wave of xenophobic attacks has reached to the other parts of Africa as well.
The silver lining in the whole situation is the fact that celebrities from all over Africa are playing an important role to stop the growing wave of the xenophobic attacks. Not only Africans celebrities but the African countries’ officials are also taking exclusive measures as far as they can to stop the attacks. According to reports from Adom TV, Zambia has recently called off its friendly match with South Africa as the measure to condemn the attacks. Other countries like Rwanda, Malawi and Democratic Republic of Congo have pulled out of the World Economic Forum in SA due to the xenophobic attacks.
On the other hand, major African celebrities including Nigerian internationally acclaimed songstress, Tiwa Savage canceled her much-awaited show in SA just to show her utter disappointment ahead of the barbaric attacks. She was all set to perform live in Johannesburg on the upcoming September 21st but she has canceled it for now. The songstress took to her official Twitter account and tweeted, “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 DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this.” Nigerian singer, Burna Boy also said, “And to my Brothers and sisters I am not encouraging any Violence or anything but please PLEASE Protect and Defend yourselves at all times, it may not seem like it but there’s always a way.”
According to Ghana Entertainment Channel, Ghanaian footballer, Christian Atsu has also condemned the attacked by saying, “Say no to Xenophobia.” Moreover, Ghanaian dancehall act, Stonewoy has recently recorded an exclusive song in which he has given the message of unity and peace to all the Africans.
South African rapper, AKA tweeted, “We can say “AFRICA UNITE” all we want. We need REAL, PRACTICAL solutions to fight Xenophobia.”
Ugandan lawmaker, Bobi Wine said, “Xenophobic attacks in South Africa are very sad, disheartening and disappointing. They must be condemned by all people of good conscience.”
Let’s pray for the ultimate unity of Africa.
Copyright © 2019 Ghanalive.TV. All Rights Reserved.