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Akon heads to MoBay for Sybaritic Weekend in July

Published:Monday | June 17, 2024 | 12:09 AM

Grammy-nominated superstar Akon will be performing in Jamaica this summer as he will be one of the headliners at the Sybaritic Weekend event at The Aqueduct, Rose Hall in Montego Bay on July 28.

Empire Media Group, the booking agents of Akon, confirmed that the Locked Up singer is confirmed for the event.

“We should re-name him ... let’s just say Mr Hit Factory. Akon has so much love to share and he will definitely be sharing it with us at Sybaritic Weekend 2024 at The Aqueduct Rose Hall ... a sensuous all-white affair,” Nicholas McInnis, director of the Sybaritic Entertainment Group said.

Akon, who was born in Senegal, moved to the United States as a boy and was influenced by hip hop and Jamaican dancehall music. He has held a long fascination with the island, collaborating with artistes like Stephen Marley, Don Yute, Shabba Ranks, Vybz Kartel and Beenie Man.

The Grammy-nominated Akon is best known for hit songs like I Wanna Love You, Smack That, Lonely, Locked Up and Don’t Matter. He has collaborated with music royalty such as Michael Jackson, Eminem , Lil Wayne, and many more.

At one stage, Akon operated the KonLive label, a joint venture with American music mogul Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records. Jamaican duo Brick and Lace were once signed to KonLive.

Akon has garnered legendary status throughout his musical career with the introduction of fresh sonics, vivid storytelling and “feel-good” groovy global hits.

The singer has also been responsible for significant humanitarian and infrastructural projects thought his country of origin, further solidifying his status as “African Legend”.

The Sybaritic Weekend will be held July 26 to 28.