Akon discusses his project 'Lighting Africa'

- Akon will be honored at the BET Awards with the 2016 Global Good Award for his humanitarian work. 

The singer/rapper launched a project called 'Lighting Africa' in 2014 that provides electricity to places in Africa that don't have it.

The project aims to develop an innovative solar-powered solution that will provide African villages with access to a clean and affordable source of electricity.

Akon says the goal is to provide light to everyone who doesn't have it. The project expanded to Latin America last year and has implemented a range of solar solutions including street lamps and domestic and individual kits in 14 countries.

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