Africa's the Future: Why Akon Says That African-Americans Should Invest in the Continent

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019 - From The Root

After his his single “Locked Up,” Akon was determined not to be your run-of-the-mill one-hit wonder.

The artist and producer had some foresight, understanding that the shelf life of an artist in a super-fickled entertainment industry is fleeting. So in the early 2000s the Senegalese-American rapper decided to invest in Africa.

Today, the 46-year-old has his hand in a bevy of investments—notably, his energy company, Akon Lighting Africa; the Akonik Label Group and his forthcoming crypto city—powered by the businessman’s very own cryptocurrency, the Akoin. We call this a light flex.

So, it might be fair to say that Akon is giving T’Challa a run for his money. What do y’all think?

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