Akon to Perform in Maldives Following Concert Cancellation in Sri Lanka

March 31, 2010 06:07:05 GMT

Official in Maldives welcomes Akon in the country, saying 'We are very happy he is planning to come and perform.'

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Akon has found a new country to host the Sri Lankan concert he was forced to abandon last week following a protest by local Buddhists - he will now play the planned show in the Maldives. The "Smack That" singer was due to perform in Colombo on April 24 but the date was scrapped when Buddhist activists staged an angry protest against a sacrilegious video outside the headquarters of the promoters - prompting immigration authorities to cancel the star's visa.

The activists were upset after spotting scantily-clad women dancing in front of a Buddha statue in Akon's new video "Sexy Chick". Akon apologized for the furore, insisting he had no idea about the statue and was unaware he had offended religious groups. But he was still forced to accept the date would never take place.

Now, however, the star's planned date has been saved thanks to government officials in the Maldives after they reached out to the singer with the proposal. Akon's rep has yet to officially comment on the reports but President Mohamed Nasheed's press secretary Mohamed Zuhair claims the hitmaker has accepted the offer to play in the Maldives.

Zuhair says, "We are very happy he is planning to come and perform." The concert is scheduled to take place a day earlier than planned, on April 23.


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posted by hhh on Apr 14, 2010
there some people hate akon
posted by zeddey on Apr 06, 2010
i knw.. its like a dream cum ture !
posted by Aby on Apr 06, 2010
m sooo glad he is coming to maldives of all countries O_O
posted by zeddey on Apr 05, 2010
ny of u guys knw where i cn get more tickets??
posted by ewky on Apr 03, 2010
cnt wait to see him..its gonna rock.....
posted by zuhair (lol) on Mar 31, 2010
We are very happy he is planning to come and perform.
posted by lala on Mar 31, 2010
i like akon n his plans very much

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