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Akon says Singing Has Given Him a Platform to Promote Africa

622m Africans Lack Electricity
Unveils Akon Lighting Africa Initiative

Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Akon says being a successful entertainer has given him a platform to pursue his dream of helping Africa grow and prosper.

The performer, songwriter and producer was born in the U.S. of Senegalese parents and reared in both countries. He started an initiative called “Akon Lighting Africa” two years ago with a goal of bringing electricity to a million homes by the end of 2014. Click here to make a lazy tweet.

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