Akon: Got $1 Billion Chinese Credit Line & Gave Electricity to 80 Million Africans
Akon Got 1 Billion Chinese Credit Line amp Gave Electricity to 80 Million Africans

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Akon stopped by to talk with VladTV about his light up Africa Project, how he used to live without electricity, and how the politics of starting his project were extremely tricky. Akon let us know that he grew up in Senegal a small country on the West coast of Africa. Akon grew up without electricity and running water, and when it came time to eat, cook, or wash he had to use the same water from a running water well for everything. "When I came to the United States, and [saw] the projects or what they claimed to be projects, Vlad I thought they was living in luxury, compared to what poverty is back home..." Akon explained that the US citizens have it a lot better than others around the world. So what led to Akon lighting up Africa? His grandmother was the main inspiration. He explained she never moved from her hometown and still lived without electricity. "Every time I would come, I would try to upgrade her, but she would never take it... one day I said ma I'm not coming to visit you anymore... you have to at least let me put electricity in the house. Come to find out the grid was so far out; I don't care how much money I had there was no way I could bring electricity to her." That's when he said something had to be done, not just for his grandmother but for everyone in the rural area living without power. "Without electricity, you can't even begin to develop a country, let alone your own home." Akon got started by partnering with a some of his Billionaire friends he made along his career, and he wanted to build power plants in the five major areas of Africa so the countries could share the plants, but as he got his investors together, he began running into the politics. "I started to realize how deep it was cause this is the type of business that starts real wars, the politics was little heavier than I expected..."Akon explained it was too complicated for him to be dealing with, so while searching for another solution, he came across Solar Energy. "So I went to China, met up with some friends out there, some manufacturers, and aligned myself with one of the biggest companies in China, that's own by the Chinese Government, that manufactures Solar..." Akon learned a lot while doing this project, like how there was a significant tax on solar products due to George. W Bush. "He did it because his main agenda was in oil, he needed the oil to keep burning right, so anything renewable he wanted to keep away because if effected the money." Akon took advantage of all of the unused solar products, and the Chinese manufacturers gave him a Billion dollar credit line to start his project. Akon's project is now in 15 countries, and he's provided almost 16 million people in Africa with power, and energy. Check out the clip above.


U1F441 UFE0F : Who's here in 2019.

Money Mess : People idolize people like Floyd Mayweather. I idolize people like this. Infinite blessings to you Akon

DatGuyJC : Get this man a Nobel peace prize.

Vanessa H : We gotta protect Akon at all cost. The type of things he's doing for Africa gets a black man killed.

Matt Anderson Films : WHY is the dude on the right even there???? If he's gotta be there AT LEAST act interested in such an important topic.....smh He fell asleep 4 or 5 times. Ridiculous.

Steven Obiol : Instead of pissing and moaning, he actually did something. Next interview leave that other guy out.

Blaq_ Phantom : This is the type of interview that needs to be an hour plus

B-Well Coaching : Knowledge is truly power. Him finding out about that China/US solar plant deal not falling through and taking advantage of that was genius πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏ

djvlad : One of the most important interviews I've ever done. It's pathetic how little media coverage this has gotten.

Justin Lee White : "You mention Africa in the Hood They start shaken

Kelsey kreneesimo : Will you please film an update video on Akon? Would love to know what he has accomplished since you made this, preferably without the other guy sitting next to him this time lol thank you for making this video!

Steffon Grant : "and it's growing." - Dude on the right. 11:05

Marlon Reynolds : It's 2019...edit that sidekick out of this great interview dang!

Michael Flavel : Hey mayweather...this what u supposed to be doin wit yo cash...champ☝️🏽

Neillon Da'Prince : I had to rewind like five times because I got distracted by dude falling asleep. That shit was like comic relief. THEORY: The β€œMan” put him there to distract us from black empowerment.... #staywoke πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ˜‚

gpmbae1 : This makes Nipsey Hussle proud. I am proud of our African Brother Akon. Ubiquitous.

Gnik4144 : Nothing good get publicized. Only what people do wrong or bad hits the news line.

Eugene Ward : Akon leave the industry alone you found your nitch bro keep helping πŸ™

Matthew Clark : I’m a white man who was born and raised in Canada so I know I’ll never fully understand 3rd world poverty but I do know how good I have it. Praise Akon for being a good person and seeing the bigger picture. Nobel prize for the og Akon .

Scott Surma : IF WORLD would be fair, this man would get a Nobel peace price. And his friend Nintendo Switch.

SMERSH : So the communists of China helped facilitate renewable energy sources throughout the continent,whilst America was attempting to make it as hard as possible

Lee Washington : This is my favorite power move..... Invest in people Salute to Akon.

mookeychase0907 : These are the people we need to glorify....salute Akon

Luchessi Montalado : Akon the great!!! But please crop dude out the interview he on some weird shit πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ

Adrian Gadsden : This is the type of positivity that needs to be broadcasted. Continue to move in silence and continue the success my brother!! Always wanted to meet ya!

Marcus Exx : About to build my own business in the Congo.πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏾

Leo Sautron : Hey what about you edit that video n cut that weird sleepy guy out. He's making that interview feel super lame.

ShinaGloe : While All these rappers are icing out there neck and crashing Porsches akons giving electricity to millions, great man.

Rg4127 : Diggin in his ear, then pokes his eye, biting his nails. Dam fool leave your body alone🀣🀣

masterkc : The video shows the difference between a black man and a niggA. Shiieeet.

Tina Shaw : Is this other guy his friend???? He is looking salty n jealous smh y didn't he just LEAVE!!!!

Gary E. Ko : The guy on the right has this look on his face like damn I ain't got nothing even remotely close to this to say about my life so imma just keep quiet and look to the side and s***

Nalin Bhati : Hats Off to AKON Huge Respect from me and I'm sure from those 16 million Families as well.

Robert Everett : Why dude just didn't excuse himself 😴😴πŸ˜ͺ SMH

Ron Burroughs : The interviewer is asking all the wrong questions. His line of questioning should be about how can others help and be a part of this.

Ashton Curtis : It's like being in church and waiting for the preacher to shut UP!!! Yawning... nodding off.... he's probably embarrassed afterwards!

Kay Flip : Akon is going down in history - smart guy.

husleman : This shit blew my mind, I had NO idea this was even happening. Shout out to Trap Lore Ross from putting me on to this.

Leku Mapika : I have one or two reservations about this talk but never the less love what you doing back home in Africa Akon, respect all the way from Zimbabwe.

Lee Wonten : The dude on the left is a distraction in the video. He's literally falling asleep lol. Totally irrelevant to the interview!

MEKX VIDS : What time did they shoot this interview because my guy on the right been tryna go to sleep since

PBD Records : This video deserves a billion views people, let's start sharing.

My Lexi : This is crazy how he done this with no credit, one to thank him for the change for 80 million homes and two to inspire others, fantastic to go the solar route well done Akon and thank you for making lives better πŸ™πŸ‘πŸŒ

BIG ROB : He got played. Pay attention to how China is invading Africa

Jon Atkins : Why is the other guy even in the video? He need to be in the background he serves no purpose for this video

James Miller : Positive things are boring my guy next to Akon..He has low vibration energy on him.

Caylaa : It’s like a kid waiting for his dad to get done talking to somebody in the storeπŸ˜‚πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

kodiac 87 : Damn vlad...get homeboy a fidget spinner!

Casper 1512 : He wanted to do puerto rico after maria and they didnt let him πŸ˜”πŸ’”