#COP22: Akon Lighting Africa initiative operates in 15 countries

Heads of state aren’t the only dignitaries in Marrakech this week.

Multi-award-winning rapper Akon is also there. Despite his international success on the music scene, he’s never forgotten his Senegalese roots. Now the superstar is supporting a project that aims to bring electricity to rural areas across Africa using solar energy.

He sat down for an exclusive interview with CCTV’s Dan Williams.