Akon wants to create ‘iTunes for Africa’

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Senegalese-American singer Akon has revealed he wants to create a music streaming service in Africa that can compete with its global competitors.

The artist has announced he is purchasing 50% of the Senegalese company Musik Bi.

He spoke to BBC Africa about why young people needed to invest in the continent and his secrets on making it big.

Akon is set to launch an African version of iTunes which he calls “aTunes”. The star seems to be growing more and more passionate about developing certain spheres of the continent. First he set the target of making electricity available for some 600 million Africans through his Akon Lighting Initiative.

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