NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – The ghost of Kanye West did not stay out of the African version of the MTV Music Awards on Saturday, and this time it was Akon who grabbed the mic but instead of speaking he shoved it in his briefs.
And even with that stunt, he still did not get any more love than when the show started… and ended. How did this happen? Wyclef challenged him to do 20 push-ups on stage. This then became flips on the stage, and then there was a bit of shirt removing before it degenerated into trouser dropping.
While Wyclef kept his black briefs on, Akon went on to slip the microphone in his white undies, and then quickly whipped it out. It didn’t look right. They have hot bodies though.
Apart from that and a few gaps of silence here and there, the event went on swimmingly.
Though Akon was slated to be the show stopper and had his name blared on all the pre-award press conferences, Wyclef carried the night with his amazing energy and unpredictable antics.
From driving a mini quad bike on the red carpet to playing the guitar on his back and then with his teeth, to ripping the bongo drums, to somersaulting into the crowd and belting out several tunes; Wyclef charged the audience until they were ready to do anything he said.
Akon also hurled himself into the audience and his clothes were pulled very tight. In some instances he had to visibly pull his hand away on several occasions. Just so you know, Akon has stood Kenya up a couple of times and so some fans are still a bit bitter.
Akon’s baby mama was not the main feature for the Senegalese singer during his visit. She was a no-show at the concert, but he managed to meet up with another gorgeous Kenyan girl…
Kenya and Nigeria were the big winners, bagging eight awards, three of which went Kenya’s way. The late reggae star Lucky Dube received the MAMA legend award, which was picked up by his son.