MIAMI, Florida — Senegalese entertainer, Akon, who rose to prominence in 2004 with his chart-topping single, “Locked Up,”sat down with Revolt TV’s Drink Champs podcast hosts Noreaga and DJ EFN to discuss why it is the right opportunity and time to invest in Africa.
Akon returned to the continent himself with his Light Up Africa Project, which aimed at providing solar-powered electricity to the continent, in 2014.
“This is the opportunity now to own that in which we’re complaining about. In Africa, it’s a clean slate. You can build that empire there, and you can build that infrastructure there. [Black people] already have the information and are educated on it because we’ve done it here and made billions for corporations.”
“Africa’s the only place in the world where Black people can go and build Fortune 500 companies from scratch within five years.”
Listen to what Akon has to say about the continent at the 1:25:00 mark.