Akon is a “Soul Survivor” and his struggle growing up has inspired him to launch a solar technology company in Africa. With Akon Lighting Africa, the Senegal native has helped bring power to 14 countries in the continent.
The “Locked Up” singer recently was a guest speaker at the United Nations’ second Sustainable Energy for All Forum and revealed he’s opening a job training center for young Africans to learn how to use and maintain solar power. S/o to Akon! Watch his his speech below.
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