22 June 2016

Akon to receive the Global Good Award

Yep, Akon has been unveiled as the recipient of the 2016 Global Good Award at the BET Awards. The second annual Global Good Award is presented as a part of the BET Awards and honours individuals championing endeavours which positively impact change and heighten awareness in different parts of the world. The Grammy and BET Award-nominated, two-time multi-platinum musical artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Akon holds a place in industry history as one of music's most influential voices.
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, which currently brings solar-powered electricity to the homes of over 600 million people in more than 11 countries in rural 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.
The Global Good Award will be presented by Eva Marcille and Jidenna on the night of the BET Awards. Catch the 2016 BET Awards on BET Channel 129 on Tuesday 28 June with following shows:
Nomination Special @ 16:30 CAT.

Pre-show Red Carpet @ 17:00 CAT.

Main Show @ 19:00 CAT.

After-Show @ 22:30 CAT.