The singer and businessman, Akon took to the Cannes Lion Festival to announce that he will be launching his very own Crypto-currency.
Though Akon has taken a step back from music, he has taken his influence to other en devours in business. Block chains and crypto-currency seem to be the latest trend in business and currency, so Akon decided to join the race to break though with crypto-currency.
At the Cannes Lion Festival, Akon explains,
“I think that blockchain and crypto could be the savior for Africa in many ways because it brings the power back to the people and brings the security back into the currency system and also allows the people to utilize it in ways where they can advance themselves and not allow government to do those things that are keeping them down.”
Akon has been on a mission to bring empowerment to the entire continent of Africa. Akon has given electricity to over 600 Million citizens in Africa with is “Akon Lighting Africa” program. The program has covered over 15 countries and 480 communities with over 100,000 solar street lamps, micro grids, and domestic kits.
Keep up with all of Akons activities with Africa here.