Akon Starts A New Partnership
R&B star Akon has launched a new campaign “Akon Lighting Africa”, a partnership to bring electricity to one million households in Africa by the end of 2014.
He says “We’re already close (providing electricity) to 200,000 and the movement has just started in America sometimes, the concept of having that opportunity to be able to go back to Africa and invest and be a part of Africa’s growth has been really kind of quiet.
This is a way to open everyone’s eyes to do it. I’m utilizing this opportunity and I’m promoting it like I would promote my album or record or anything of that nature.”
Statistics show that more than two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is without electricity and more than 85 percent of those living in rural areas lack access.
Akon and his partners have worked out a plan for the financially underdeveloped nations and the people living there to be able to afford the electricity. They’ve entered into an agreement with a company in China that manufactures solar panels.
Visit the initiative at www.akonlightingafrica.com.
In other ‘Akon’ news, the singer is excited about his new album entitled “Stadium”, that will feature a tribute song to the late South African President Nelson Mandela as the next single.
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