Chris Brown, Rihanna and the 'African Grammys
Mai El Shoush | December 31, 2012
R&B singer Chris Brown arrived with Rihanna by his side in the Ivory Coast city Abidjan, on Sunday, when he was due to perform at an African music awards show.
Brown was billed as the star attraction at the Kora Awards, dubbed the “African Grammys”, that recognise musical achievements from around the continent. However, Brown reportedly missed the event but managed to perform at a ‘Peace for Africa’ concert at a stadium in Abidjan on Sunday afternoon.
The Kora Awards were initially set to take place Saturday, but was delayed at the last minute. Organiser Ernest Adjovi initially blamed the delay on Brown missing his flight, but later said heavy rains and other logistical hiccups were behind the postponement.
Past Kora ceremonies have been attended by South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela and the late ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson.
Artists including the Nigerian duo P-Square, winner of the last top Kora prize in Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou in 2010, were also due to take part in that event at a luxury hotel.
The awards have drawn fire over the price of admission, with tickets costing $2,000 a seat. Source- AFP
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