Akon has taken his astuteness for business to another level as he advises African American people to stop turning down Super Bowl Half Time show.
Perhaps this advice comes as a series of African- American artist have declined performing on this huge platform. Last year, news filtered in that Barbados Ambassador and singer Rihanna was offered a deal to play at the Super Bowl Half time, a deal she allegedly shunned.
Her reluctance to perform was according to sources her solidarity for Colin Kaepernick who had knelt down during the National anthem in protest against the brutal treatment of black people by the police.
This action by the player caused serious controversy with people slamming his actions as disrespectful. Other sources allege he is being treated unfairly by the NFL following his actions.
But her refusal could also be because she had been considered to play but arguments surfaced which opined that she wasn’t “family friendly.” And she wasn’t called upon to perform after wards.
Akon says although he does not see anything wrong with anti-social campaigns, but he doesn’t subscribe to mixing business with personal opinions like this one as the Super Bowl is too big a stage to turn down.
Does this mean he wouldn’t be pledging solidarity to dear Colin Kap?