Akon is not only a musician, but he’s a businessman. He has a record label, clothing brand, numerous charities, and a number of philanthropic endeavors in Africa. He also has a hand in cryptocurrency and launched his first solar energy efforts in the states last year.


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Ever since 2014, his company Akon Lighting Africa has been helping provide energy throughout the continent. In a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, the mogul says it’s environment-friendly and it’s cost-effective.

Akon also discussed how beneficial his lights can be, especially during times of natural disasters or power outages.

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Check out the interview in its entirety below. He discussed his mission around the 22: 00-minute marker and DJ Envy is pretty much floored.