Popular African American singer Akon has announced that he has raised about 1 billion dollars to finance projects in Africa.
Speaking to the press the artist said it was not an easy task for him raising the first billion dollar.
He went further to say that Africa is in dire need of basic neccesities like portable water and electricity.
Akon says his desire for luxury reduced when he noticed the poor development in Africa.
In 2015, the R and 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.
The initiative primarily targets rural communities that are not connected to the electricity and also seeks to find ways to bring costs down to make power supply more affordable.