Celebrities 20.4.2017 06:16 am

Hip-hop star Akon to host inaugural African awards show

Rapper Akon. Picture: Instagram.

Rapper Akon. Picture: Instagram.

The African Leaders 4 Change Awards will take place in September at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton.

Last year, hip-hop superstar and humanitarian Akon was named as the recipient of the 2016 Global Good Award at the BET Awards.

In 2014, Akon co-founded Akon Lighting Africa.

Now, he’s set to make a turn at the first annual African Leaders 4 Change Awards (ALCA), which will be held in September at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, north of Johannesburg.

The ceremony will honour and recognise initiatives that have made a difference around the continent.

These are initiatives that have shown verve for adding a positive, meaningful impact on African lives without seeking a financial reward.

Akon will host the award show to be broadcast on more than 15 channels across the African continent.

Categories includes wildlife preservation, leadership and education.

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