Akon lighting up Africa

Senegalese born American singer, Akon has reiterated his mission to embark on living his life for purpose. He is so intentional about this that he recently announced his new project to light up Africa. Read his statement below.

“I invested US$ 1 billion dollars in China to provide electricity to Africa. Africa lacks electricity, running water, basic infrastructure, there is a lot of progress to be made. When you travel and see misery, you just want to help. Showing off is no longer my delirium, I don’t wear jewelry anymore. I’ve seen so many people in need, until I feel guilty visiting the villages. Showing up with US$ 50, 000 dollars earrings is useless. It’s just tape to the eye that only serves to look good in front of others. That’s why I decided to use my money to help others.”


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