Akon

Akon

Artist, Founder

Chairman and Co-Founder of Akoin, a new cryptocurrency and entreprenuer ecosystem from the global artist and visionary change-maker Akon.  Through Akon Lighting Africa, Akon he has already brought solar power to 18 countries in Africa, creating safety, health and well-being for over 100M of the 600M Africans who lack electricity today.  Akon is recognized as one of the most powerful voices across Africa and the Diaspora, named to the Forbes Celebrity 100 & 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa lists. In addition to having two multi-platinum albums, 27 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, he is among the first artists to accomplish the feat of holding both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

12:50pm

12:50pm - 01:20pm

Main Stage

Using Social Influence for Good with Akon moderated by Tyrone Edwards of etalk

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Wed, Sept 25

02:19pm

02:19pm - 02:49pm

Money

Unlocking Africa with Akoin with Akon, Jon Karas, Lynn Liss of Akoin moderated by Patricia Bebia Mawa

Multi-platinum recording artist and social impact leader Akon and the Akoin founding team participate in a panel conversation about their plans to build an African economy powered by cryptocurrency. This panel will discuss the current status of the Akoin Ecosystem, using tech for good, and Akon’s belief that cryptocurrency allows Africans to “advance themselves independent of [their] government.”

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Thurs, Sept 26

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