The Senegalese-American singer Akon is expected in the Gambia. He will be there to promote his initiative appropriately called Akon Lighting Africa, which aims to supply electricity to 600 million people in Africa who lack it with the launch of the Solar Academy. Akon is providing sustainable living options to people in African countries.
He will visit Gambia this Saturday to promote his projects, and will also give a talk for the Give1 Project on the topic: ” Gambia Youth Empowerment ” on Sunday 5th March 2017 at Coco Resort and Spa- 3-5pm along with Thione President and Founder of Give1 Project and Samba Bathily- Solektra Energy Group.
Akon Lighting Africa and it’s local partners GIVE1Project Gambia and Unique Solutions Ltd. have just completed the first pilot site of electrification in the village of Sareh Pateh Jamwelly with the help of the NAWEC engineers who actively participated in the works.
According to Hakim Samadhi the musical producer, the international artist native of Senegal called is expected in Gambia where he is to come and stay. ” Akon called me from Conakry yesterday, saying he’s going to Gambia to meet the President. though it may be hard to believe, he says he wants to land, wants to build a home and move to Gambia eventually “, he wrote on facebook
Gambia is supposed to be the new eldorado of many celebrities. After the exile of Jammeh, businessmen, artists, journalists, and highbrows want to invest in Gambia.