Looks like Akon’s pretty invested in his upcoming trip to Pakistan for the launch of World Soccer Stars.
Not only is he performing at a string of concerts in Karachi and Lahore, he also sent a video message to PM Imran Khan just to just say hi and now he’s asking his fans in Pakistan to donate to the fund for the Diamer-Bhasha Dam’s construction!
He says in a now-viral video, “This is a special message to all Pakistanis around the world. According to a United Nations report, water resources in the country will dry up by 2025. So I’m asking all Pakistanis living in the country and overseas to support the Diamer and Bhasha dam. So we can mobilise Pakistan into a better future.”
Sources say that Akon didn’t charge for the PSA and was on board when TouchSky Group’s CEO Ahmer Kunwar (who are organising WSS) suggested that he record a video about the dam.
According to Kunwar, “I advised Akon about the serious issues of water supply that Pakistan has. We discussed the way the message needed to be projected and made sure he was educated about the whole process.”
Akon is quite active on the energy front in Africa, where his Akon Lighting Africa is installing solar power systems in 25 countries. So it doesn’t come as surprise that he agreed to support other efforts to conserve natural resources!