Akon - Mama Africa

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Postby Aurelia » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:39 pm

SHOT: Akon - Gil Green, director
Director Gil Green has returned from a two week trip to Ghana as part of an effort to increase the quality of videos shot in the region, sponsored by MTV's African property MTV base, the Ghanian Ministry of Tourism and the NYU program in Ghana.

The director ran numerous workshops for film students at the NYU Ghana campus and then allowed the group to co-produce and co-direct videos — under the name The Red, Gold and Gil Green — for both international star Akon and local artist Tic Tac featuring Batman. The videos were shot in Ghana's capital city Accra and the coastal region of Elmina. MTV base filmed all the activities for a forthcoming "Making Of" special. -- see photo of Gil Green working the camera as Akon performs

artist: Akon
song: "Mama Africa"
label: SRC/Universal
director(s): Gil Green
production co: Partizan


October 5, 2006 in Geffen, Universal | Permalink

http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2006/week40/index.html

He already has 2 singles out: is this the next, you think?

Green sure is getting a lot of directing work right now...
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Postby sofly » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:51 pm

might be a huge hit in africa i think

any news if he made a video for i wanna love you already ?
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Postby Aurelia » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:46 pm

Per FMQB, this single goes for adds soon.
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Postby Frederic » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:26 pm

Going for adds on May 22.
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Postby RapUpPlayer » Sat May 12, 2007 2:53 pm

Goning for adds May 15 now

The Remix Will Be Released featuring 50 Cent. :-?

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Akon f/50 Cent “Mama Africa” (remix) (SRC/Universal Motown)
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Postby DRiX1192 » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:23 pm

Actually the remix isn't as bad as I thought. I prefer it over the original now :P.

Anyways whats the deal with this song? Is it still his fourth single or is it scrapped? Its been like a month since it was supposed to be released to the radio and I don't know whats happening with it. Anyone have an idea?
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Postby Frederic » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:43 pm

Well, it's the next single in the UK.

C-listed on Radio 1.
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Postby MT1788 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:45 pm

Is this flopping right now?
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Postby bkh » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:59 pm

Just got the "Konvicted" CD yesterday. This is such a crap single choice! The 4th single should be "Blown Away"
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Postby brooklyn_218 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:48 am

this is mah favorite song on the whole album...im so0 hype!!!!!
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Postby GNVilla » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:05 am

For all my Akon Scotland fans. He'll be in Scotland in 2 weeks time. Make sure you get ya ticks.
More info at www.urbanscot.com
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Postby Frederic » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:05 pm

UK release date: July 30
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Postby Frederic » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:21 am

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Tracklisting

1. Mama Africa
2. Kill The Dance (Got Something For Ya)-Feat. Kardinall Offishall
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Postby buzzy » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:19 pm

Love this, its got a feel good vibe to it :).
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Postby MT1788 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:27 pm

Why is this flopping in the U.S.? :evil: :evil:
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Postby dereon » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:33 pm

MT1788 wrote:Why is this flopping in the U.S.? :evil: :evil:
Because It's Bad !! " I Wanna Love You " And " Don't Matter " Are Really Good This Isn't!
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Postby MT1788 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:52 pm

Well it has rarely any airplay and no music video. so might be because of that.
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Postby topopMAC1 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:59 pm

Where the hell is the video for this? It was made ages ago and the single is out here in the UK soon!
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Postby topopMAC1 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:40 am

I guess there must not be a video for this, otherwise it'd be on music channels by now!

The single was released here on Monday (30th July) and it looks like it's going to go the same way as "Pot Of Gold".
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Postby Estimator » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:32 am

I think he gave up on this single. The next international single will be "Sorry..." from the re-release of his "Konvicted" album.
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Postby topopMAC1 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:52 am

It's doing MUCH worse than "Pot Of Gold" - only set for the top 160!!!

WHERE IS THE VIDEO?! It was supposedly shot last year! :o
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Postby DRiX1192 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:32 pm

topopMAC1 wrote:I guess there must not be a video for this, otherwise it'd be on music channels by now!

The single was released here on Monday (30th July) and it looks like it's going to go the same way as "Pot Of Gold".
lol well atleast the video for "Pot of Gold" was released.

Like Estimator said, I think this single either flopped/will flop/has been scrapped and the next international single will be "Sorry".

I have no clue about whats up with the video, but I do know they're shooting the "Sorry" because I've seen pics.
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Postby topopMAC1 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:13 pm

DRiX1192 wrote:
topopMAC1 wrote:I guess there must not be a video for this, otherwise it'd be on music channels by now!

The single was released here on Monday (30th July) and it looks like it's going to go the same way as "Pot Of Gold".
lol well atleast the video for "Pot of Gold" was released.

Like Estimator said, I think this single either flopped/will flop/has been scrapped and the next international single will be "Sorry".

I have no clue about whats up with the video, but I do know they're shooting the "Sorry" because I've seen pics.
I think the "Pot of Gold" video was released either a day or two before the single came out or the week the single came out. I don't understand why they didn't go with "Ghetto" instead and delayed "Pot of Gold".
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Postby MT1788 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:39 pm

Any updates on the midweeks?? Doubt it is top 40 though. Worst song of the album. :roll:
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Postby topopMAC1 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:13 pm

Won't be an update until tomorrow now. :)
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