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Pop singer Akon “serious” taking on Trump in 2020 race

Pop singer Akon “serious” taking on Trump in 2020 race

Mubasher: America’s pop superstar Akon has told Pulse 95 Radio in Sharjah that he is seriously considering running for the US presidential elections in 2020.

This decision would put him in direct competition with his friend and fellow rapper, Kayne West.

Addressing the speculation about his possible rivalry, the superstar said “I don’t see Kayne as a competition but as a benefit,” according to a press release on Thursday. 

"It would be great for the culture and for both of us because just the thought of us running in the election would have people tuning in automatically," Akon told Pulse 95 Radio. 

During his live interview, Akon talked about different topics, including his experience with entrepreneurship and ‘Akon Lighting Africa’, a project that started in 2014 with the aim to provide electricity by solar energy in Africa. 

“People consider Africa as a risk and everyone who goes in is always thinking about profit. Africa’s profit is not today its tomorrow. If you want to invest, you have to invest in population,” Akon concluded.