I think Nigerian or other African musicians should take a cue from him. Life is more than showing off stacks of dollars or flaunting gold/diamond blings or new wheels. At times you need to dig deep and think of ways you can turn lives around in your society or country. I know artistes have foundations, projects blah blah blah but most of them are not effective. Back to the subject.
Senegalese-American musician has partnered with Samba Baithily and Thione Niang on how to solve energy/electricity problems in Africa. His Akon Lighting Africa initiative has set up a solar Academy in Mali aimed at training African engineers and entrepreneurs with the skills needed to develop solar power in Africa.
The Academy was launched on May 26, 2015 and it will open in the coming months at Bamako, Mali’s capital.
“The academy will aim to teach people how to install and maintain solar-powered electricity systems as well as micro-grids, which are really taking off in rural Africa. We have the sun and innovative technologies to bring electricity to homes and communities. We now need to consolidate African expertise and that is our objective”
“We are doing more than just investing in clean energy. We are investing in human capital. We can achieve great milestones and accelerate the African transformation process on condition that we start training a new generation of highly qualified African engineers, technicians and entrepreneurs now.” Akon Lighting Africa said in a statement.