Akon is bringing electricity to 600 million people in Africa

Merih News: Despite being best known for making pop music, Akon’s decided to give filling dancefloors a break in favour of bringing solar energy to people living in rural Africa.

The singer has decided to seriously diversify and set up charity Akon Lighting Africa in 2014.

Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Akon at the 'Sustainable Energy for All: Actions and Commitments' forum at the United Nations Featuring: Akon Where: New York City, United States When: 20 May 2015 Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com **Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia**

Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Akon at the ‘Sustainable Energy for All: Actions and Commitments’ forum at the United Nations
Featuring: Akon
Where: New York City, United States
When: 20 May 2015
Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com
**Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia**

The singer, who is of Senegalese-American descent, has recently opened a Solar Academy as part of his effort to bring electricity to 600 million people in rural communities across Africa.

Located in Bamako, Mali, the academy’s aim is to help engineers produce solar power.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/akon-is-bringing-electricity-to-600-million-people-in-africa-10291826.html

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