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Friday, October 21, 2016

Akon In Liberia To Install Electricity In Schools

Senegalese-born hip-hop musician Akon is in Liberia to install solar electricity at two primary schools in the West African country.



It is part of his Lighting Africa project to bring electricity to 600 million people across the continent.

In this instance he has partnered up with Bridge International Academies, which, in association with other international organisations, is behind a pilot project in Liberia to run 50 government junior schools.

As his motorcade drove into the capital, Monrovia, under police escort, the musician said it was “crazy” that he could not see a single street light on the 50km (32-mile) road from the airport.

Akon told the BBC that he was moved by the resilience of the Liberian people after 14 years of civil war and the recent Ebola epidemic.
“A lot of people don’t realise that it’s the people that develop countries; all government does is to try to manage the process; and in Africa we have a tendency of thinking that the government does it all for us.”

“This is our country, we have to live in it, we have to sleep, we have wake up in the same environment, so we have to be the ones to create that environment for ourselves; and we can’t put it on government,” he said

The musician said Africans should look beyond race and address the continent’s education and other problems.
“It’s not a black or white problem; it is an African problem,” he said.
And he told school children in Liberia to take their learning seriously, saying:
“We all benefit if we are educated.”

Culled: BBC



*Who Nigerian Musicians EPP?Dont ask me oh.
Well done Akon!



21 comments:

  1. One musician I know doing great things in his ancestry

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  2. U're one son that Mama Africa will always be proud of. Big ups to u man!!!


    *ghanaman signing out*

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  3. Nice one akon. Proud of u my guy

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  4. Good. Bless
    How many wives does he have now.

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    1. How e take affect your spinsterhood, if you want to join the other wives abeg write him

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    2. James hater how my comment take affect your hate filled life and joblessness? Is your name Akon? Common waka far!

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  5. A celeb using his connections, status and assets wisely to develop countries.

    Not the empty vessels in the next post who are proud to announce that they're "drowning in a sea of red.."
    SMH

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  6. Naija musicians na ig them for dey do their giveaway.

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  7. Awesome exposure in the US....awesome returns to Africa.

    Welldone Akon my brother!

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  8. Good job Akon..missylynn

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  9. God bless you Akon, let your light keep shining from r you're a blessed child

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  10. Our Nigerians musicians dey epp ooo. Them dey epp girls get belle plenty

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  11. We should be promoting AKon. May God bless him abundantly

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