Hitmaking artist and songwriter R. Kelly will make his first tour of the African continent this month, courtesy of his participation in the ARISE African Fashion Awards. The awards show and gala will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 20. The inaugural R. Kelly concert will also serve as a close out to Africa Fashion Week, and kickoff a multi-city tour that spans South Africa, Nigeria, and London. The Chicago singer revealed that this tour is his first trip to the Motherland, and he expects the experience to resonate both on personal and professional levels. “I’m very excited about my first visit to Africa, I’ve dreamed about this for a long time and it’s finally here,” Kelly told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “It will be one of the highlights of not only my career but my life. I can’t wait to perform in front of my fans in Africa – who have been some of the best in the world.”
So I’m guessing that R.Kelly plans on travelling to the Motherland by ship, seeing as he has a fear of flying (but he believes he can fly) and refuses to board a plane.
“The inaugural R. Kelly concert” – Right… O..K…. Well this should be interesting.
Lock up your daughters folks!