African Artists Unite in Song Against Xenophobia | #NoToXenophobia

South African based artists and other artists from our continent (Africa), have taken a stand against Xenophobia. A group of artists convened by Nigerian born guitarist and producer Kunle Ayo and South African vocalist Nombulelo Maqetuka recorded a song to add their voice to the #NoToXhenophobia” campaign.

Participants in this campaign are artists such as Hugh Masekela, Mara Louw, Judith Sephuma, Sibongile Khumalo, The Soil, Swazi Dlamini, MXO, Pu2ma, Stewart Sukuma (Mozambique), Ezbie Moilwa, Simphiwe Dana, Sydney Mavundla, Wanda Baloyi, Swazi Dlamini, Nokukhanya Dlamini, Prince Lengwasa, Tsepho Mngoma, Margaret Motsage, Phinda Mtya, Bernice Boikanyo, Sakhile Nkosi, Makhush, Ernie Smith, Percy Mbonani, Joel Zuma, Ringo Madlingozi, Gugu Shezi and Vicky Vilakazi. The key message of this song is "WE ARE ALL AFRICANS".

Nombulelo quoted that: “This is our attempt as artists to add our voice to the campaign against Xhenophobic attacks in our country. What has happened in the past few weeks in Durban and certain parts of Johannesburg is completely unacceptable and WE stand against the vision of our founding fathers that fought hard to achieve the democracy that we enjoy today. 

“As artists we felt it is important to come together and record a song that WE hope will reach the ears of our people to stop these barbaric acts and to learn to embrace our brothers and sisters from other parts of the continent. We are all Africans and cannot allow this to continue,” she concluded.

The outcome of this initiative is to educate our fellow African brothers and sisters that there is a better way of addressing our issues without being violent and turning against each other as animals. 

Our African Musicians are encouraging the continent to UNITE and for every individual in our continent to take a stand of fighting against XENOPHOBIA. Proceeds from the sale of the song will go to support victims of Xenophobia.

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