Singer Akon is in the Dominican Republic recording with various artists of the urban genre, said that the country is too “small” for the street merengue player Antonio Peter de la Rosa ‘Omega’.
In statements t Julio Fabian “Peluche”, for his YouTube channel, Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (Akon) assured that, although he has the same story as “El Fuerte”, in his case, he left his country: Senegal, but Omega is “trapped” in the DR.
“The only difference between Omega and me is that I was able to leave my country. But Omega is trapped in the DR. The Dominican Republic is very small for Omega, that’s why he feels trapped in every corner because he is to be above anything”, said Akon.
He added that as long as Omega is “trapped” in the country he will not be able to exploit his “potential” as an artist.
“Since I met him, I knew that he is a superstar and as I got closer to him, I realized that he is trapped in his own environment”.
A press release details that it is the “needs”, as an artist, that he lacks that have prevented “El Fuerte” from having greater growth outside the country. “That is the only difference between the DR and Puerto Rico.
Puerto Ricans have more opportunities because they are within the United States, but believe me that, if the DR had the same resources as Puerto Rico, history would be different”, said the Senegalese.
In another aspect, the music magnate mentioned that he would like to create in the Dominican Republic the futuristic city “Akon City” in the Wankada style, which will be held in his country Senegal, and that he is a third of the way to raise the sum of 6 billion dollars for its construction.
“That would be the next step after we exploit Akon City”, the music producer responded to Peluche about the idea of doing construction in the Caribbean country.
Akon, who said he was in love with the Republic, also expressed that when he visits the nation, one of his favorite places always goes: Puerto Plata.
During the interview with the singer, which was recorded outdoors, Akon spoke of the union that must exist between local artists.
At present, he is promoting the song “Manejando” in which Melymel and Musicologist participate.