Cultural diplomacy: Akon changing Africa
Legendary singger Akon is one of Africa’s proudest and illustrious sons. Originally christened Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Akon Thiam. Akon is set to create a new Africa using the trickle down theory of economic growth.As a superstar singger turned lead social entrepreneur Akon’s projects for Africa have been mind blowing.
To solve the African problem of lack of electricity, Akon launched a life changing project in 2014 called “Akon Lighting Africa”.
Thanks to his approach of ‘help for self help, the project, head quartered in Mali has helped about 600 million Africans. This is unprecedented and is highest help compared to all charities in Africa in last 10years
As if that is not enough, the proud African has figured out the cure to the One currency vision in Africa. Being a digital youth, Akon has launched a one African currency know as “Akoin”
To challenge criticism from world media of having copied the moves of fellow superstars to venture into crypto investments like 50 Cent, and Dj Khaled, Akon has quickly debunked this by saying:
“I come with the concepts and let the geeks figure it out”
Akoin is different and has cought the attention of the president of Senegal who has doneted 2000 acres of land needed for the Crypto City — which describes itself as “a first of its kind 100% crypto-based city with Akoin at the center of transactional life.”
With Akoin, Africans will be able to control their resources by themselves says the powerful celebrity.
Last year Akon announced he was going to challenge Donald Trump as the next president of America. The news has not settled yet. The African-American’s fame and influence is Growing by the day and he continues pushing the crusade of “African celebrities back to Africa”
Akon is rated among the top five most powerful celebrities in Africa according to Forbes.
Having mastered the US style of branding Akon has and is leading the concept of Cultural diplomacy in Africa.
His social and political influence has made many to consider him not only fit to run for the presidency of Senegal but also for him to accept being called the President of the New Africa. [Africa for the Youths].