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Akon Lights Up Africa With His Very Own Energy Project

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It's a shame how mass media always quick to publish negativity in the news especially about minorities or or non-western countries. Think about the whole ebola coverage or police brutality on blacks and minorities. Therefor we as people must pay better attention to notice any positive news nowadays.

With that said, you guys remember Akon from his many hits including the single "Smack That" featuring Eminem? Well word is out since last year, that Mr. Convict is working on a charity initiative to help bring electricity the households of over 600 million people in Africa.

The singer from Senegalese decent born in St. Louis, Missouri as (Take A Breather) Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam better known by his stage name Akon, started this project back in February 2014 together with Thione Niang, a political activist and community leader and Samba Bathily an entrepreneur from Mali specialized in solar energy.

The three have already began the lighting of 13 countries in Africa and are expanding rapidly. Check out the video below and remember it the next time you listen to "Smack That"   

 

Sources:

The Independant 
- Akon Lighting Africa
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 Thione Niang
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 Give1 Project

 

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