Wyclef, Akon & Jimmy Rosemond Team Up for Yele Festival in Haiti, Plan Event in Senegal for 2008

Wyclef Jean and singer Akon are teaming up with Czar Entertainment CEO Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond for a free festival in the Haitian capital of Port au Prince on December 15. The event, called the Yele Festival, will serve to raise awareness about the country’s improved safety record and its status as an increasingly popular tourist destination. In return, Wyclef will join Akon next year for a similar concert to be held in the singer’s west African homeland of Senegal. “I’ve always been involved in the upliftment of my people, Haitians and Africans are one,” Akon said in a statement. During their trip, Clef and Rosemond will visit local schools and the notorious children’s prison in an attempt to bring attention to conditions at the facility. Rosemond will also donate 5,000 shirts to children in poor areas. Wyclef was named as Haiti’s official goodwill ambassador earlier this year. “I am glad to be a part of this great event. Two great artists on one stage in a small island like Haiti will show the world that the country is on course to rebuild it’s stature in the Caribbean,” Jimmy Rosemond said. “But most of all history is being made by Wyclef becoming the first rapper to be an official ambassador for Haiti, and that in itself is a reason for celebration.”

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  • nappy_pappy

    Oh wow thats awesome!! You mean I dont have to pay to watch Akon throw a fan off stage, then molest a 15 year old girl on the same stage? wow christmas is great this year!!

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  • british b

    Thats Big

    Jahbless those involved…

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  • Capostatus

    Who cares. These two african monkeys disgust me.

    • Heartlesszoe

      Yo 4 Real Wat Is Wrong Wit Dat Dumbass Capostatus XxL Need 2 Band Da Dummy 4 Bein A Dummy. Yo Wheneva U In Miami Get At Me Ima Show Wuz Gud.. U Idoit!!!!!!!!!

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  • up_north

    good looking out

  • oneluv

    big up akon N wyclef

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  • RealestJ

    Fuck|||– Capostatus
    u fuck face ignorent..!

  • DJ Khaled

    Don’t hate on Akon cause he was on my song WE TAKEN OVER! You know why cause we THE BEST! LISTENNNNNN! You know what it is! Shout out to the Runners! Shout out to Akon! Shout out to Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne, Trick Daddy, Pitbull, Baby, and all the little people! LISTENNNNNNN!

  • British

    Its Big

    Jahbless all involved from czar, convict and wyclef.

    real big and a step forward…

  • http://none supreme

    I really think that’s a good idea that clef and akon getting together to drop the load on Haiti, big up to the both of them.