Maldives to host Akon’s aborted Sri Lanka concert
March 31, 2010 07:21 am
“We are very happy he is planning to come and perform,” President Mohamed Nasheed’s press secretary Mohamed Zuhair told AFP by telephone from the atoll nation.
Akon’s agent, American Talent, was not immediately available for comment, but the concert in the capital Male is reportedly planned for April 23.
The cancelled show, which was reported to have sold out with tickets priced at 25,000 rupees (220 dollars), also attracted criticism from thousands of Sri Lankanson Facebook and blogs.