South Africa defends AKA with viral social media movement #HandsOffAKA

South Africa defends AKA with viral social media movement #HandsOffAKA

AKA recently had Nigerians gunning for him on social media over an old soccer tweet he posted relating to South Africa losing to the Nigerian team. Things blew up and AKA was even threatened by a Nigerian music star.

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Anyone who knows AKA knows the man loves his soccer. It's one of the most important things in his life, next to his family and his music.

However, that passion was used against him when angry Nigerians came after him for a tweet he shared in July.

The recent rise in xenophobic attacks in South Africa has caused an understandable amount of upset and the social media streets didn't take long to become increasingly bitter.

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It seemed that everyone had something negative to say and IOL News reports that in the midst of the frenzy, Burna Boy also got involved.

He made sure to drag AKA and told the rapper he better have security the next time they see each other.

South Africa defends AKA with viral social media movement #HandsOffAKA

Burna Boy's tweet to AKA (Image Source: Twitter)
Source: Twitter

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AKA has forever been against xenophobia and has always tried to show Nigerians love:

AKA's fans (and even South Africans who don't particularly like his music) rushed to his defence and basically told the negative people to 'voetsek'.

Briefly.co.za learnt that things got so bad that an official statement was released to set the record straight and hopefully calm the angry mob:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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