Senegalese born American superstar Akon is expected to visit Liberia on April 15, 2008, Cellcom Public Relations Managers, T-Max Jlateh has disclosed.He said Cellcom was sponsoring the visit of Akon so as to entertain its many subscribers.
Speaking at a news conference Monday at Cellcom's offices in Monrovia, Mr. Jlateh said the Senegalese born American musician would arrive in Liberia with a 14-man delegation to perform at a musical concert which would be held at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville on the same day.
Akon rose to fame in 2004 following the release of his single "Locked Up" from his debut album Trouble. His second album, Konvicted, earned him a Grammy Award nomination for the single "Smack That". He is the founder of Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. He is well known for singing hooks and has over 130 guest appearances and 21 Billboard Hot 100 songs to his credit. He is the only artist to ever accomplish the feat of holding both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.
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