THE DARK FACE OF AKON: A Senegalese by himself
« Akon, a real stupidity personified ». Thus we could call the Senegalese-American star R’nB, whose real name is Alioune Badara Thiam, who, even if he is Senegalese blood, certainly would not be heart. How else would he dare to illustrate himself through this ignominious behavior worthy of a monkey of prehistory, in a case perhaps even orchestrated from scratch around a « questionable history of theft », as unlikely as it seems to the detriment of its « sisters » and « brothers » of countries established far from home soil.
A vile gesture that Salif Keïta would refuse, for all the gold of the world, to pour in the face of his dear Malian people. An affront, an insolence that a Youssou Ndour of Senegal or an Alpha Blondy of Côte-d’Ivoire would avoid perpetrating against the image of their countries. What tooth would the super billionaire keep against his home country? How did he dare, during a concert in Brazil, to publicly accuse the Senegalese community present at the party « theft of a gold chain » that he carried by him, when he took the crowd bathing temperature at the scene. He would have been stuck in his gold chain just when he was right in the middle of his Senegalese compatriots, according to his words. And the question arises as to how the singer, believing that he should allow himself « P … » higher than his « C … », could he think that on the said places were only Senegalese to the point of having caused such wrong to worthy girls and sons of a country proud of his children. It would be really pure nonsense for the star to lower themselves to bestiality level.
How can he, this wealthy artist, who is about to own a hotel in Mbodiène that would amount to several tens of billions of FCFA, whose actions suggest that he would now feed a hatred against his country, to belittle himself to the point of hardly hesitating to tarnish the image of his compatriots for banal and dangerous history of flight? What problem would Akon really think he could have with his country, Senegal?
It would be difficult to understand how an immensely rich artist, the standard bearer of his country, could get rid of himself in this way. Could this be simply because the ambitious project for the electrification of several million households in 40 African countries (black continent), by 2020, at a global cost of a billion dollars, launched in large numbers? pump in 2014, called Akon Lighting Africa (Akon lights Africa), operational in 16 African countries, tramples in Senegal where it is still slow to materialize, country of origin of 2 of its 3 co-designers, namely Akon and a certain Thione Niang, a native of Kaolack, who was a member of the communication cell of US President Barack Obama.
The founding member also made it clear during his meeting with the students of the Hec Business School Dakar International University, that « the reasons are to be found on the side of the Head of State, Macky Sall, and his government « . Who knows ? But in any case, many Senegalese citizens to think that faced with such a lack of respect for the brave people of Ndiadiatt Ndiaye, Lat Dior Ngoné Laty of Nr Diop, among other national heroes who have always preferred brave death rather than defeat their honor, the public prosecutor should be self-sacrificing to set the record straight.
By Cheikh CAMARA