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Keri Hilson PERFORMS To SOLD OUT Crowd On The Ivory Coast, DONATES To Orphanage

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Over the Christmas holidays, Keri Hilson performed to a sold out crowd out on the Ivory Coast and even left a donation to a local orphanage.  Get the deets inside....

Singer Keri Hilson recently sat for an interview with OkayAfrica where she discussed her recently trip to the Ivory Coast and talked how touching the experience was. Here are the highlights: 

So, you visited Ivory Coast recently.
Yeah, it was great! Though it was only a short stay, I got to play a show at Palais de la Culture d’Abidjan for about 4,000 people — the crowd’s energy was amazing.

What did you do while there?
I was lucky to get to meet prime minister Guillaume Soro. Other than that, we got to go to the beach, do a bit of local shopping and ate out a lot. I gotta say, out of the African cities I visited this year Abidjan had the best food hands-down. We were tearing up the poulet braisé, aloco and kedjenou (laughs).

What sparked your interest in playing Abidjan?
Well, I’ve been traveling to Africa for a few years now. I first went with John Legend on his 2009 South African tour. Ever since then I’ve kept wanting to return. My dream is to visit each country in the continent. You know, being African-American you truly get a sense of “home” while there. I was also impressed people could trace their lineage to a specific tribe, it’s something I’ve been trying to find out for myself.

Do you have a highlight of the trip?
Yeah, my favorite part by far was visiting La Caza — an orphanage for children who lost their parents in the civil war.  It was a really emotional experience and great to get to see the kids smile. For the holidays, I’m sending them over packages of bookbags, t-shirts, sunglasses, notebooks, and even an electric keyboard!

 

Great to see Keri giving back!

 

BONUS: 

Ms. Hilson also appeared on last night's premiere of "It's A Brad Brad World" on Bravo.  Watch Brad style Miss Keri in Versace for the 2011 Met Ball below:

 

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Anonymouscharles's picture

Nice to see her giving back

Nice to see her giving back to people in need, but that gun shape microphone is a little disturbing to me, looks like she is about to commit suicide
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genrrwqw12's picture

It's only because Beyonce is

It's only because Beyonce is pregnant. People must be bored....Keri is blah she has no presence and has such an attitude....next.
???'s picture

That is the only place where

That is the only place where you will see Keri Hilson and Sold Out in the same sentence. She is very pretty but she is just blah w/ her personality and just needs to stay behind the came. The fame and music stardom is not for everyone. LAUNCHING FEB 2012 CLICK THE LOGO!!!
TheWordTv's picture

That is the only place where

That is the only place where you will see Keri Hilson and Sold Out in the same sentence. She is very pretty but she is just blah w/ her personality and just needs to stay behind the came. The fame and music stardom is not for everyone. LAUNCHING FEB 2012 CLICK THE LOGO!!!
TheWordTv's picture

Awe her first sold out

Awe her first sold out concert with only 4,000. Go Keri! Even though Beyonce sold out Madison Square Garden which seats 40,000 people, I'm still proud of Keri. *sarcasm*
Anonymous's picture

Beyonce sells out all of her

Beyonce sells out all of her concerts though. just saying.
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Anonymous's picture

how many african jobs did

how many african jobs did africans give to unemployed black americans??? let me guess - NONE! they even kill their fellow africans of different tribes, and we want to be part of that culture? no thanks.
anonymous's picture

no one asked you to be apart

no one asked you to be apart of our culture. stop talking like we are a bunch of uncivilised animals.. we are proudly african, making our way for a better africa, God bless you
vivafro's picture

Wow you information is so

Wow you information is so outdated, and be specific...where exactly in the 54 countries on the continent of africa were people of different tribes killed, name them...coz in Namibia, where I am from, nome of that shit is happening
Anonymous's picture

I'm learning that it's not

I'm learning that it's not just a Houston social life thing but social butterflies all over the world who just like to dress up and show out and be seen will go to damn near any social event in town unless it's guaranteed to be 100% whack and empty, but more than often if the even is a good opportunity to dress up, show out and be seen and maybe hook-up people will waste money on tickets just to party-it's just another form of going to the club-you don't go for the DJ you go to party, have fun with the crowd and rock your style. So what I'm saying is, even whack singers and comedians and plays can be sold out if they're in a city that's got a lot of social butterflies who just want to be out mingling. Rihanna's not selling out because she's good, it's because people like to social and be amongst each other and build fun memories. Just like the movies, teens go just to hang out with each other outside of school. It's all about being social
anonymous's picture

george bush started this idea

george bush started this idea that black americans with affirmative action dollars should spread them thin around the world. that way the american blk community slips black into poverty, and none of the money is used to "pay it forward" by creating jobs in the american black community. it is amazing how people can travel, and read, and have college degrees and still be dumb as a post. you'd think obama would reverse the trend that bush started but he does nothing but ridicule and expects votes inspite of it.
anonymous's picture

giving back to the people who

giving back to the people who sold us into slavery? she'd be better off giving back to the children of the kkk. at least they pay american taxes and create jobs for americans. rich africans laugh at fools like her, who walk pass their american starving people and give to africa. when she gets car jacked by some poor black american in georgia she'll be wishing she had taken care of her own people, instead of africans. how stupid can u be.
anonymous's picture

you are a DUMBAZZ!

you are a DUMBAZZ!
Anonymous's picture

yeah it is dumb not to give

yeah it is dumb not to give to the africans who sold us into slavery(sarcasm)! NOT! that is like saying that the jews should give to the nazis who killed 6 million of them. i bet more slaves died on the ship than that. dirty africans should be giving us reparations the same way the germans are giving to the jews. instead their dirty azzes spit out more babies than any people in the world, and then embarrass everyone blk in the world with their begging. I DONT THINK AFRICA HAS BUT 1 OR 2 DECENT MEN ON THE ENTIRE CONTINENT.
anonymous's picture

thank you.. God bless

thank you.. God bless you..thank God that as we have God on our side in Africa. he shall stand with those that love us, and deal with those that hate us...i love everything african. it is a bit big for you to say such things when you aint even stepped foot on african soil..ignorance is a killer..in the words of Robert Mugabe "americans keep your america, we will keep our africa.".
vivafro's picture

MOUAHAHHA...NOW I UNDERSTAND

MOUAHAHHA...NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY I DON'T RESPECT AFRICAN-AMERICAN...IN AFRICA WE SEE YOU LIKE DOG CRAP, LIVING IN THE GHETTOS AND BEING UNEDUCATED...I GUESS WE ARE RIGHTS WHEN I SEE SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS. Thank God not all of you guys are like that. & about this retribution thing... your AMERICAN GOVT is ripping us enough of our resources ; Take that as a compensation for selling you to the devil!
Anonymous's picture

Your "stand up" (or should I

Your "stand up" (or should I say "sit-down) routine could use some work. Wait...you really are joking aren't you?
Anonymous's picture

Just want to let your

Just want to let your ignorant, uneducated ass that china has the largest population in the world and its a country. Just in case you didn't know. As for the rest of , I can't even bother child .
Anonymous's picture

Kerry Hilson and sold out

Kerry Hilson and sold out concert in the same sentence? Oh wait, did you say Ivory Coast? Thts in Africa, right? Well, no wonder it was sold out. It was either Kerry or a couple of lions mating in the wild...again. LOL!
Anonymous's picture

At least she's doing

At least she's doing something positive it would be nice to see more entertainers doing the samething.
Anonymous's picture

I WILL NOT READ THE COMMENTS

I WILL NOT READ THE COMMENTS BCUS I DONT WANT TO SEE NOTHING NEGATIVE..THIS CHICK IS AMAZING AND ITS GOOD WHAT SHE IS DOING..I LIKE WHEN THEY GIVE ABCK..I HARDLY HEAR OF OTHER BLACKS DOING THIS.MOSTLY WHITES..
saM's picture

This is a good look for Keri!

This is a good look for Keri! Good for her!.... That mic tho?! O_O
$0.02's picture

Sold out crowd? Was it held

Sold out crowd? Was it held in a two seat arena?
Anonymous's picture

Can you not read??

Can you not read??
Anonymous's picture

Nice gesture Keri. It's

Nice gesture Keri. It's always nice to give back, specially for those really in need. God Bless You, and Happy New Year!!
ImThinking's picture

It's hilarious how so many

It's hilarious how so many people on this website point out grammatical errors but hardly speak/type english themselves. Just worry about staying off welfare and keeping those bastard kids out of JAIL !
Your Daddy's picture

Keri is doing something good

Keri is doing something good for others and giving back......not that many comments on here but if this was a post about her dissing beyacki this post would have a lot of ignorant bloggers on here dissing her. Just goes to show you that this site is full of immature people.
Anonymous's picture

Is this heffa singing from a

Is this heffa singing from a gold gun shaped microphone??
Yas's picture

I was thinking the same

I was thinking the same thing. It's oddly disturbing; maye b/c it reminds me of suicide, I don't know. It's just odd.....and slightly creepy. JMO.
Counterpoint by D.A. Brown available for Nook and Kindle!'s picture

thats a good look. still dont

thats a good look. still dont like her though.
U laid it low and spread it wide...mama braxton's picture

i agree....she is pretty on

i agree....she is pretty on the outside, but seems to be so very ugly on the inside.....a part of me feels bad for her, it seems like no matter what she accomplishes, she seems miserable
king's picture

Good for her...and the

Good for her...and the children at the orphanage. And before the negativity starts, what a blessing to be able to perform for an appreciative crowd, travel the world and give to those in need.
Anonymous's picture

You are so right! We should

You are so right! We should do some charity work instead of on here badmouthing somebody that is doing good! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GIRL!
kimwoo's picture

Great job Ms. Keri babbyyy!

Great job Ms. Keri babbyyy!
Jersey here!'s picture

She's black! But what does

She's black! But what does that have to do with it?!
Anonymous's picture

don't you mean in Ivory

don't you mean in Ivory Coast? not on? Its a country you know.
Anonymous's picture

I thought the same thing when

I thought the same thing when I saw "on". SMH
Anon's picture

LOL! On the coast of Ivory

LOL! On the coast of Ivory apparently.
Yas's picture

I REALLY WISH Natasha would

I REALLY WISH Natasha would get it together...I'm so happy you caught this...I was just about to type the same thing! This blog CONSISTENTLY has errors such as this....pitiful. #WEMUSTDOBETTER
I judge you when you use poor grammar's picture

It's obvious the people

It's obvious the people writing for this site are ignorant as hell, but I'm glad you caught that -- I actually just clicked on the post to say what you said
Tired of Furious's picture

She's not even black and is

She's not even black and is helping. Where's Tyra and Rihanna and Beyonce
Siri's picture

I thought she black.

I thought she black.
Anonymous's picture

She's not black? I'm

She's not black? I'm confused. What is she then?
Concerned Bystander's picture

she Chinese or Asian

she Chinese or Asian (Dammitt!) *grabs purse then smacks somebody*
GrannyGums's picture

How rewarding.

How rewarding.
Concerned Bystander's picture

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