When singer Akon is not busy in the studio or performing his music, he is performing great deeds to those who really could use it.
Akon is launching a project called "Akon Lighting Africa", which is aimed to supply electricity to 600 million people in Africa for those who lack it.
Located in Bamako, Mali, the Solar Academy will help African engineers and entrepreneurs develop skills that will enable them to produce solar power.
The organization also hopes to create jobs with its initiative.
Way to go Akon!