BET Honors Akon With Global Good Award, Nigeria’s Jidenna to Present The Award
Yesterday, the BET Networks revealed that Senegalese singer Akon will be honoured at the upcoming awards ceremony with a 2016 Global Good Awards.
According to the network, the annual Good Award is presented to individuals who have made positive impact all around the world, and for the multi-platinum singer, he is getting the nod for his humanitarian works. This year’s award will be the second installment so far.
Recall that in 2014, Akon launched his solar academy which will revolutionize and help in supplying electricity to 600m people in Africa.
And for the BET award, here’s what the network had to say about him:
“Born in America to Senegalese parents, Akon developed a love for Senegal and deep desire to help the nation’s youth. In 2007, he launched the Konfidence Foundation, dedicated to providing Senegalese youth with educational resources and access to health services. In 2014, Akon co-founded “Akon Lighting Africa”
He also helped launch the Solar Academy in Bamako, Mali, where engineers will be taught how to develop solar power, and has expanded his impact beyond Africa by teaming up with government officials in several Latin American countries, including Brazil, to bring electricity to needy homes.”
BET adds that the award will be presented to him by Nigeria’s Jidenna and Eva Marcille.
The award ceremony will hold on June 28.
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