Ask and you shall receive? That’s what BTS fans in South Africa are hoping for after Big Concerts asked Twitter users who they would like to see performing in Mzansi
The seven-member South Korean boyband has millions of fans around the world and has a big following in SA as well.
The group was named the most-tweeted celebrity in 2017 – earning double the number of mentions compared to Justin Bieber and American president Donald Trump.
Their video, Idol, obliterated Taylor Swift’s record for most-viewed video on YouTube in 24 hours last year.
So, naturally, when Big Concerts asked for suggestions, BTS was top of the list.
“BTS please for the love of God. I filled your form but can we get some quality talent to South Africa. Big Concerts do the thing,” one fan wrote.
Others practically begged for the group to be brought to SA.
“Dear Big Concerts pretty please bring BTS to South Africa.”
Dear Big Concerts pretty please bring BTS to South Africa 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
— Chantel Esterhuizen (@ARMY_Mom__) February 14, 2019
BTS wasn’t the only South Korean boyband to get a mention
EXO, a nine-piece South Korean-Chinese boyband, also made the cut.
“Please let our South African EXOLs see #EXO this yeeeaaar!!! #EXO @weareoneEXO,” a Twitter user wrote.
— WHERE IS EXO? ☹️ (@icecrystaaal) February 15, 2019
While EXO and BTS fans flooded Big Concerts’ timeline with requests, other artists also had a mention – Westlife, Pink, Astro and South Koran girl group, Blackpink.
It’s pretty clear that South Africa has some serious K-pop fans
But will they get to see their favourites in action in the not too distant future?
— Gigi ❤️ (@Gadija_twt) February 14, 2019
— Tae’s Scenery 💜 (@MiniTaeh) February 15, 2019
— EXO-L ETHIOPIA🇪🇹 (@EXOL_ETHIOPIA) February 15, 2019
— chanyeol (@whippedforexo__) February 15, 2019
— ???????? ☀️ (@priyankapakari) February 15, 2019