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Akon speaks out


Music star Akon whose scheduled performance in Zimbabwe seemed to have been mired in controversy, has finally put paid all the speculation and doubts by confirming he will be in Harare in time for the show.

He posted his confirmation on Facebook.
The multiple award-winning star, scheduled to perform at the National Sports Stadium on September 4, said through a wall posting: “Harare, Zimbabwe I am playing Saturday, September 4th, 2010 at the Harare Soccer Stadium (National Sports Stadium)!”

His official website (akon.com) was also updated yesterday to confirm the highly-anticipated show.

“We know most people could not believe that we are bringing Akon to Zimbabwe and they have feared that he would not turn up after all but that Facebook wall post is evidence enough to prove that he is coming to Zimbabwe and he wants the whole world to know,” ZimSwag director Alex Goho said Tuesday.

“With that said, we would like to invite the corporates and even individuals to come on board and support us in our endeavour to bring Akon and Sean Paul to Zimbabwe.”

Akon’s official facebook page had 5 377 856 fans worldwide as of yesterday.

Thousands of people had also posted their comments in response to Akon’s confirmation.

“Zvimwe tingapotse asi kwaAkon hatisare ah (we could miss out on other things but not Akon’s show,)” read a comment by a Zimbabwean fan.

Fans from other countries also revealed they would be coming to Zimbabwe to watch Akon live in concert.

“Ohh Africa! I loved dat song but I loved da most of Akon and me wil be going to Africa together! Oh nananana!” said Ethel Delposo of Elsavado.

The Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and businessman, born Aliaune Badara Thiam, is expected to arrive in Zimbabwe together with Sean Paul on September 1.

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