Thursday, April 10, 2008


R&B superstar singer/producer Akon is looking to Europe and Africa in a bid to find the next "mega superstar".

The prolific hitmaker who has brought us bangers such as "Smack That", "Locked Up" and "I Wanna Love You" has expanded his record label Konvict Muzik Company with the launch of a new London office - where he hopes to add more international artists to the firm’s roster.

Melvin Brown, co-owner and fellow CEO of Konvict Muzik, says, "We will be scanning Europe and Africa for the next mega superstars. When Akon and I partnered and created Konvict Muzik, we agreed that we would have the hottest artists on our roster. I have concentrated on diversifying the artist roster and creating an international presence. I personally look for unique artists."

Akon and his people are in SA for the Urban Music Festival taking place this weekend. Word is that they are seriously going to look at SA's music landscape for potential stars. Word of advice from the Editor to SA singers: hunt Akon and his management down and get 5 minutes to audition for them. Kick ass in the audition! This just might be the moment that you've been waiting for!

P.S. Today is the last day to stand the chance to win tickets to the Akon and Fat Joe concerts in Cape Town and Johannesburg. All you have to do is tell us the name of Fat Joe's latest album; email the correct answer to

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