AKA accused of being obsessed with Burna Boy after 'bigger than football' tweet

"Burna living rent-free in your head I see. Let it go, dude"

22 November 2019 - 10:48 By Kyle Zeeman
AKA says the rivalry between SA and Nigeria is massive.
AKA says the rivalry between SA and Nigeria is massive.
Image: Instagram/ AKA

AKA has been called out for apparently "obsessing over Burna Boy" after he took to social media to repeat his claim that the rivalry between Nigeria and SA is "bigger than football".

AKA has been one of the leading voices among calls for the Nigerian rapper to apologise for comments he made about South Africa two months ago, urging black foreigners living in the country to defend and protect themselves against xenophobic attacks.  In a now deleted tweet, Burna Boy also told AKA to beef up his security, before giving him the middle finger. 

The Nigerian musician promised to never set foot in SA again until the government “wakes the f**k up and  really performs a miracle”. However, a month later, Burna Boy was announced as part of the Africans Unite line-up to “unify all Africans and speak out against femicide".

The concert was cancelled this week amid security fears, after threats of the show being shutdown in protest.

While social media was split over the decision to cancel the concert, AKA took to Twitter on Thursday to repeat his claim that the rivalry between the nations was bigger than football.

The rapper first made the comments earlier this year when Nigeria took on Bafana Bafana at the African Cup of Nations.

The remarks resurfaced at the height of xenophobic attacks in September, with some suggesting the rapper was xenophobic towards Nigerians.

But many were not impressed by AKA bringing it up again, and told him to stop obsessing over Burna Boy and letting the rapper live "rent-free" in his head.