Akon Trills fans in Monrovia….
April 16, 2008 by Emmanuel
Thousands of young Liberians gathered on Tuesday in front of the head quarters of Liberia’s giant cell phone company Cellcom to welcome Senegalese- born American R&B superstar Akon in the capital Monrovia.
The international star arrived in Liberia Monday night at the invitation of Cellcom to participate in a musical concert.He was welcomed at the Robert International airport by cultural groups, Musician Union Of Liberia, Government Officials, and thousands of Liberian wellwishers.
The Liberian information minister Laurence Bropleh speaking on behalf of the government, said President Ellen Johnson Sirlef is on an assignment in Canada but heartily welcomes Akon to Monrovia, On his part, Akon thanked the Government, the Liberian People and Cellcom for bringing him to Monrovia. He said he consider Liberia as a second home.
The Grammy award winner said the money collected from his concerts will be plough back into Africa through his Konfidence Charity foundation. He recalled that most people outside Africa do not like what he is doing for his continent . Akon was presented with a honorary membership of the Liberian Musician association. He was also crowned Chief ‘Selwion’ meaning God’s Send in the Kru dialect.
Akon last evening thrilled thousands of fans at the Samuel K. Doe Sports complex where he starred in a musical concert organized by Cellcom Communication Corporation.