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Akon is making news, and this time  it isn’t for a hot new single he is releasing.

The “I Wanna Love You” singer is sparking revolutionary action in Africa with an ambitious plan to launch a solar academy in Bamako, Mali.

The academy will train local African engineers and entrepreneuers in order to teach them how to produce solar power.

The initiative, called “Akon Lighting Africa”, aims to bring solar power to over 600 million Africans.

Akon is stepping up in a big way to set an example of how celebrities can use their money and influence for good. Salute this man for making a difference!

Check out this video below detailing the initiative.

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