It has been a well-known fact that some people, especially whites in the West, have certain stereotypes about how Africa looks like. Some think it’s just a jungle, others only think of diseases and poor people.
Akon has stepped up to the fore to fight this and has implored Africans to be able to tell their own story. He urges Africans to be able to tell their own story such that the way Africa is perceived is redefined for the good. He talks of how the Americans have been able to brand their country and make it seem as if the United States of America is the best place to be.
He was speaking at the Youth Connekt Africa. Watch the video below as Akon tells his story: