By Simon Asare, GNA
Accra, Dec. 29, GNA – Global music superstar
Akon, has urged Africans in the Diaspora to invest their talent and resources
in Africa to help rebuild the continent.
The “Year of Return’’ has witness many
Africans living in the Diaspora take a trip back to the motherland especially
as Ghana commemorates the 400th year of the arrival of the first enslaved
Africans in Jamestown, Virginia, in what was known as the Transatlantic Slave
According to the Senegalese-American rapper,
the “Year of Return’’ adopted by Ghana, was a good initiative that would
strengthen ties with the Africans in the
Diaspora and also marks new beginnings that would trigger growth of
Ghana and the continent as whole.
“It’s feels good to be back and it’s more
exciting to realize that the United States is paying more attention to Africa.
Sometimes as an African-America you feel something is missing until you come
back to Africa to find that missing puzzle and know your true history.
“The hospitality is amazing and I think it’s
gradually getting to the point where many Africa-Americans would think about
relocating and invest their talents and resources in Africa and I believe we can
rebuild the continent in no time.
‘’Just start now, it doesn’t matter how
small the idea is but I guarantee in the coming years that idea is going to be
a multi-million-dollar idea because lots of people would share into it,’’ Akon
said at a presser.
He lauded the efforts of Hollywood star
Boris Cudjoe who has played a crucial role in making the “Year of Return” a
Akon was grateful to Ghanaians for their
support and revealed the significance and symbolic nature of launching his
“Akonda’’ Afro-beats album around the “Year of Return’’ which according to him
would help expand the Afro-beats markets and help people know more about
Akon is billed to stage a gigantic concert
in Ghana come March 2020 with details to his performance set to be announced
soon as he also readies to launch the
“Konnect’’ album also in 2020.