Senegalese legendary Singer Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon is Seriously Considering Running For American Presidency Against Donald Trump In 2020.
Akon has always been a successful businessman. After all, this is the man who initially discovered Lady Gaga. He’s also ventured into the cryptocurrency craze, launching Akoin this year.
In 2015, the Senegalese-American R&B hip hop recording artist, Aliaune Damala Bouga, popularly known on stage as Akon, launched a mega-solar project aimed at providing electricity to some 600 million Africans. Akon was born in St. Louis, Missouri-United States, but spent much of his childhood in the West African country of Senegal, the birth place of his parents.
The project started running immediately after it was launched. It has been structured in an academy form. African engineers and entrepreneurs interested in solar energy are developing their skills to enable them to produce solar power by themselves.
Foreign solar experts involved in the project are providing technical support to help the African participants to master the technology being used in the project. In the beginning of the project, Akon and his partners in the project made it clear that once the Africans acquire the needed skills to manage the project, it will be left for them to take care of it. Akon is running the project in collaboration with Thione Niang, a Senegalese political activist, and Samba Bathily, a Malian entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of the solar energy company Solektra International.
The songwriter and record producer named the project “Akon Lighting Africa.” The project is headquartered in the Malian capital, Bamako in West Africa.
It seems as though the musician has bigger things in mind as he wants to be one of the most powerful people in the world. He’s done discovering some of the most talented artists on the planet. Cryptocurrency can take a backseat. Akon has his eyes set on becoming the President of the United States.
In the last few years, Akon has shifted his focus to bettering the world, doing most of his work in Africa. He seems poised to rule stateside as he’s eyeing a potential run for the 2020 presidency.
He spoke with Newsweek about facing off against Donald Trump, saying, “I’ve been thinking about running for 2020 very seriously.
But I didn’t want to just do it because I feel like I want to continue doing what I’m doing and hope that builds me enough momentum [for people] to say, ‘You know what, if you run we’ll support you.’”
He has said that Donald Trump’s stance on a lot of things has him concerned about the future of the country. “I feel a lot more unsafe,” he said. “I feel unempowered. Honestly, I feel it’s gonna be a fight. I feel like I should be always prepared for the unexpected. I feel very uncomfortable.”
Would you be down with Akon as the President of the United States? It would certainly take some adjusting but we had to do the same for Trump, so…
Source: African Stand