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Five-time Grammy nominee, with over 35 million records sold worldwide, Pop artiste and music icon;  Akon shared his views on Talk to Al Jazeera, regarding race concerns in America.

The U.S. born musician, songwriter and producer,  spent much of his childhood in Senegal and is known for his activism and philanthropism which has now made focus on Africa. His current project plan, “Akon Lighting Africa,” is  working on bringing  solar-powered electricity to Africans in 49 countries by the end of 2020.

In the interview, he spoke that America has a long way to go yet in understanding Africa better and it’s relations with Africa’s welfare.

In his words he said: “How many African-Americans do you know actually consider Africa as a vacation spot? Not one… Even just for knowledge, just to know where they came from, just to get an idea of what that is; there is so much fear instilled in them that they wouldn’t even want to go there to visit. You mention Africa, they” start shaking.

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He also talked to Aljareeza  about his musical career , his works and project devotions – both philanthropic and artistic; doing tracks that promote peace and how much impact he hopes to makes via his music. And of course, opened up a lot on the being an African in the US experience.

 

Watch the video and speak your mind:

 

Do you think he is factual on assertions made?

 

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