South African artiste, Babes Wodumo has seen her performance at the Mapopoma Festival in Zimbabwe canceled over Xenophobic tweets.
The singer was in the middle of a feud involving Ice Prince and AKA and she asked that Nigerians leave South Africa as they are the problem.
Babes Wodumo had also claimed that Zimbabweans were stealing RDP houses meant for South Africans.
The festival’s Twitter account released a statement in which they called everyone’s attention to the fact that she would no longer be performing at the festival. Their short statement read: “This serves to advise our valued stakeholders, sponsors and all those that had brought our early bird tickets that Babes Wodumo will no longer be performing at the second edition of Mapopoma Festival slated for Victoria Falls Club from 29-31 December 2019 in Vic Falls, Zimbabwe.”
This serves to advise our valued stakeholders, sponsors and all those that had brought our early bird tickets that Babes Wodumo will no longer be performing at the second edition of Mapopoma Festival slated for Victoria Falls Club from 29-31 December 2019 in Vic Falls, Zimbabwe. pic.twitter.com/7eaAsz9Mot
— mapopomafestival (@MapopomaFest) September 12, 2019
Also speaking on her non-participation, Patrick Mhofu Musonza, who is the founder of the Mapopoma Festival stated that the Twitter antics along with the enraged reaction she got from people was one of the red flags for them which ultimately led to them dropping her. Musonza also added that her safety is a concern as they can no longer guarantee it.
“We wanted Babes to perform but after that tweet, the people who are going to the festival are after her head. Once she arrives in Zimbabwe, her safety is our concern. So it is mainly because of her safety and security concerns (that we have cancelled her performance).” he said
“These are all red flags for us. She is claiming to be hacked but people are not buying that. We do not know whether she was hacked or not but if she is claiming she is hacked, we have to believe her.” he later added.
Reacting to the news of her being dropped, Babes Wodumo simply tweeted ‘Injalo’ which roughly translates to ‘It happens like that’
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