Xenophobia: Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth, cancels appearance in South Africa

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Popular Comedian Basket Mouth

As reactions continue to trail the recent attacks on Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa, popular Nigerian comedian, Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth has cancelled his appearance at the upcoming Comic Choice Awards in South Africa.

Basketmouth made the announcement via his Instagram page @basketmouth, he wrote: “I am not sure how and when we got here.

“I won’t be attending the Comic Choice Awards this weekend in South Africa as scheduled.

“It might sound like a whisper but together, our voices and the right actions will make a true difference and real change can begin. But for today, together we stand,” he said.

As conversations around the attacks continue, more Nigerian celebrities are using their influence to speak against xenophobia.

Rahila L.