There was near pandemonium at the Harare International Aiport as fans mobbed the young musical star, with some shedding tears of joy, before he was whisked off to Meikles hotel, with a motorcade, similar to the one accorded to President Robert Mugabe in pursuit.
Meikles Hotel authorities had sealed off the hotel lobby with heavy security to make way for the grand entrance of the music star who is expected to perform this weekend.
On his arrival at the hotel police had a torrid time in pushing fans away who had come to take a glimpse of the music icon and shake his hands. Other fans were seeking for his autograph.
Akon is expected to perform in the National sports stadium on Saturday along side several local artists.
Akon, a former convict, is known as one of the most successful and versatile R&B singers of the 21st century, grossing over 30 million dollars a year. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “locked Up”, the first single from his debut album Trouble. His second album, Konvicted earned him a Grammy Awards nomination of the single “Smack That”. He has since founded two record labels, Konivict Music and Kon Live Distribution.