Twitter Stands Up For AKA #HandsOffAKA. Hip hop artist AKA has recently been receiving a lot of fire from some of Nigeria’s top artists.
Hip hop artist AKA has recently been receiving a lot of fire from some of Nigeria’s top artists. This was after the hip hop artist had a bit of a twar with musician YCee on what he said when South Africa lost to Nigeria in the Africa Cup Of Nations. “I’m hurt man. This match was bigger than football. The biggest rivalry on the continent. Why do we always have to lose against Naija at EVERYTHING,” said the Super Mega in a tweet.
YCEE said that some people have a subtle dislike towards Nigerians, which eventually comes out at one point. “There is this subtle dislike that a lot of them (if not all) feel towards Nigerians and no matter how hard they try to hide it…it eventually jumps out-like when AKA had a full childish grown man tantrum when they lost to Nigeria in the nations cup,” says YCee. Some of the Nigerian tweeps gave AKA threats. Some of the Nigerian celebs such as Burna Boy were also against AKA. Some Nigerian tweeps and South African tweeps came to the Super Mega’s defence. The tweeps used the hashtag #HandsOffAKA. One tweep noted that the hip hop artist was one of the first artist’s in South Africa to promote collaboration between African artists.
The tweep says, “@akaworldwide is the first hip hop artist in Africa to push collaboration between SA and Nigeria…he championed a coming together of these 2 countries as an attempt at stopping xenophobia though music!!!” One tweep says, “AKA doesn’t owe anyone an apology. If ya’ll felt he was being Xenophobic with those tweets about soccer, you could have addressed it then, not now when you are trying to push an agenda that doesn’t exist…” One tweep says, “Yall want AKA to apologize fo a tweet about football rivalry? So should Orlando Pirates & Chiefs fans apologize to each other?”
by Alexandra Ramaite