Akon

Akon is an international philanthropist, business mogul, hip hop and R&B recording artist, songwriter and record producer. The Senegalese American has 35 million albums sold worldwide, five Grammy Award nominations, and 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt. In February 2014, Akon launched a partnership to bring electricity to one million households in Africa by the end of 2014.

Author contributions

Akon: Why I’m joining ONE and USC’s #PowerProject Campaign Lab

Akon: Why I’m joining ONE and USC’s #PowerProject Campaign Lab

Akon attends USC Professor Steven Lamy’s IR 210: “Introductory Theory and Analysis in International Relations” class and provides feedback to the students on their ideas. If you had to cook a meal without electricity could you do it?  What if you checked into a hospital with no refrigerator for medicine, no power......