Akon lands this week with massive entourage

Akon will have an entourage of around 18 pax when he performs in Nairobi this coming weekend.

During a press conference via Skype on Friday, the US-based Senegalese hit maker said that he was coming with a full band, including a production team and wardrobe team.

Some of his production crew will be in Nairobi before the musician touches down on Thursday, to start planning for the weekend show that will be happening at the Carnivore Grounds.

Akon spoke to journalists for close to an hour, where he intimated that he would be open to having Kenyans on his distribution arm Kon Live ‘Africa’, which is specific to the continent.

“If you bump into me or anyone in my team, you’re welcome to give us a CD or a demo,” he said, explaining that his organisation has designed an online platform that musicians can use to make themselves known to the label.

Here’s a snippet from the press conference.


Meanwhile, his opening act, Stella Mwangi is already in the country, getting ready for her part of the performance, which will be spread over two days. Tickets can be purchased from Tamambo and the Carnivore for Sh2,500 (regular) and Sh5,000 (VIP).

The concerts will be followed by an exclusive after party at the Ole Sereni hotel.

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