Akon’s shimmering, soulful voice has propelled countless hits across genres from pop to hip hop and dance. With over 35 million albums sold worldwide, five Grammy Award Nominations, 45 Billboard Hot 100 Songs, and to many numerous music industry awards under his belt to mention , he’s simply unstoppable. As soon as you hear Akon’s voice you know it’s him, he is iconic.
And being a founding member (and namesake) of the Akon Lighting Africa project is a major part of this discussion on SiriusXM. It’s Akon’s vision to drive development throughout Africa and to make it the world’s major investment hub in the 21st Century.
Populations in off-grid locations are the first to suffer from the lack of energy. The priority is therefore to electrify very isolated towns and villages, far from the capital cities. Thanks to the range of solutions distributed by Akon Lighting Africa, they can benefit from affordable, clean and endless energy.
You can hear Akon on my show – @ThatEricAlper – all weekend long on Canada Talks 167:
Saturday, September 12th at 12 pm and 4 pm EST
Sunday, September 13th at 6 am and 11 am EST
Monday, September 14th at 3 am EST
I never post my SiriusXM on Soundcloud, ya gotta pay for satellite radio, ya know. But this one was so special. I did an in-depth talk with global superstar Akon, and wanted to spread the word about Akon Lighting Africa, and his leadership to bring electricity to millions households in Africa with solar energy. It felt right to release this segment, and I hope you check it out: