Akon Attracts 190000 Fans at Mawazine Festival

Rabat – 190,000 fans attended Akon’s concert in OLM Souissi on Wednesday in Rabat, Mawazine organizers said.Akon delivered his second performance – the last one was in Casablanca nine years ago. During the concert, Akon added an African flavor to his international show and thrilled the audience with his melodic voice and rhythmic dance influenced by Africa’s rich, cultural diversity.“Moroccan fans are the most authentic and the craziest,” he said. Many of the fans were from sub-Saharan Africa and the flag of Senegal was seen floating near the podium. Morocco’s famous producer Redone attended the press conference during which Akon revealed his intentions to collaborate with Redone in his upcoming album scheduled for release at the end of this year.Akon showed his love for Moroccan fans in a madcap scene when he rolled into a transparent ball between the masses to excite spectators. Among the songs performed at the concert were “Ghetto,” “Sorry, Blame It On Me,” “Lonely,” “Smack That,” and “Work Hard.”Akon celebrated his African roots singing “Oh Africa” and praised the beauty and richness of the continent in “Mama Africa,” before the concert concluded with the rhythms of “Freedom,” a song which tells the story of the life of immigrant families in the United States and his attachment to his country of origin.The Senegalese-American musician was born in 1973 in Missouri, United States. His real name is Badara Akon Thiam. He studied music in Dakar under the tutelage of his father, Mor Thiam, a prominent jazz musician. At age fifteen he wrote and recorded his first song in New Jersey. read more

Man charged for stunt driving with 2 kids in car in

A Toronto man has been charged with stunt driving after police clocked a vehicle going nearly 60 kilometres over the speed limit on the Red Hill Valley Parkway. Shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday, officers saw a Honda CRV travelling at a high rate of speed near Greenhill Ave. Police pulled over a 26-year-old driver and discovered two children were also inside the vehicle. Police say the CRV was caught going 146 km/hr in a 90 km/hr zone. The driver was charged with driving while under suspension, stunt driving and speeding. He is schedule to appear in court later Tuesday. The vehicle was impounded for seven days and an addition seven-day suspension was given to the driver. read more