South African rapper AKA(@) took to his twitter account earlier today to announce that he will not be performing at the “Back to the city” festival. The rapper released a statement on the reasons why he would not be performing.
The festival is the biggest Hiphop based festival in South Africa. The point of contention seems to be the perceived lack of respect shown by the shows organizers towards local artists. AKA has been a strong advocate of shining a light on African HipHop artists through refusing to open for international acts,working on collaborations with African artists and most recently the announcement of a music based scholarship with the aim of giving an opportunity to under funded students who wish to study music further .
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