- American-Senegalese music star, Akon, has called on African-Americans to invest in Ghana and other African states
- Akon reiterated the enormous benefits they stand to benefit especially in the Year of Return 2019
- The prominent music star made the remarks in an interview on Capital XTRA
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Prominent American-born star with Senegalese roots, Akon, has assured diasporas now is a good time to invest in Ghana and other African countries. He says it's a good idea because it’s viable with guaranteed returns.
Born Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, the renowned musician and business mogul stated that he was investing everything in Africa because ''that’s home'', adding ''that’s where everything needs to be invested because you will get your investment back.''
Face2Face Africa writes that when the host of Capital XTRA Mammy Norte informed him his folks hailed from Ghana, and if he was aware of African-Americans making a return to the country in droves in the Year of Return, Akon responded ''you guys are sleeping mehn.''
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''If you guys are not investing you literally missing the opportunity. By the time you figure it out, it will be too late,'' he said of Ghanaians living in the UK.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Akon drew a comparison with New York prior to the city becoming what it is today while noting ''the one family which understood the value which is the Rockefellers own the city and all those lands and buildings they invested in is all paying off.''
Akon urged Ghanaians and others to invest as property value in the country keep rising, stressing ''whatever dollar or pound you have, you need to buy land in Ghana or wherever in Africa ASAP.''
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