Akon Denied Visa For Sri Lanka Concert

0
2
Subscribe to Akon alerts

Akon's upcoming concert in Sri Lanka has been thrown into jeopardy after government officials denied the R&B singer a visa to enter the country.
The Smack That hitmaker has come under fire from locals in the capital city of Colombo, who took offence to his video Sexy Chick, which features groups of scantily-clad women dancing at a pool party in front of a Buddha statue.
Some residents in the largely Buddhist country were so incensed by the promo, they held a protest against the singer's April (10) show on Monday (22Mar10) and gathered outside the headquarters of the Maharaja Organisation, the broadcaster sponsoring the gig.
Four network employees were injured as the protesters hurled rocks and stones at the building.
The civil unrest has now prompted government officials to ban Senegalese-American Akon from performing in the country.
Anusha Palpita, the director-general of the Government Information Department, says, "Taking into consideration the allegations levelled against the singer Akon, the government had decided not to issue him a visa to conduct the concert in Sri Lanka.
Promoters for the concert have yet to comment on the ban, and representatives for Akon had yet to respond to requests for a comment as WENN went to press.


Contactmusic

Tags: Akon

0
2
Subscribe to Akon alerts
Advertisement

More Akon

Singing St. Louis' Praises: Budweiser Made in America Hit Missouri In Their Music Documentary Expose

The ever overlooked St. Louis, Missouri is our next stop for the Budweiser Made in America documentary series, and an appropriate point ahead of Jay...

David Guetta Ft. Ne-Yo & Akon - Play Hard Video

David Guetta released his Platinum single 'Play Hard' featuring Ne-Yo and Akon in March 2013 and he is now here with his amusing gangster movie...

Advertisement

Rihanna 777 Tour Update: From Paris With Love

Rihanna hit stop four on her 777 world tour, where the singer hits seven cities across the globe in seven different countries in, yeah you...

Akon - Trouble

Al Green...

Advertisement

Comments

Toryhorlar's picture

Toryhorlar

Yo! My man, akon stay cool. They're envious bcos of ur star. U're stil d man. I luv u!!!...
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322488695

4 years 5 months ago
Report
View Comments

Toryhorlar's picture

Toryhorlar

Whao MJ u're gone bt our luv for u is still strong. U're the my of all mans.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322488697

4 years 5 months ago
Report
View Comments

Akon Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Akon

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All