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I’m going to name it after Michael Jackson: Singer Akon set to open university in Africa

African-American singer, Aliaune Damala Badara, popularly known as Akon, shared his aim of fulfilling the plan he and Micheal Jackson had before he passed away.

According to the songwriter, he and the late dancer had big dreams of establishing schools in Africa to help students on the continent.

He revealed that Micheal Jackson was a really nice person and had dreams for Africa but couldn’t fulfill them all because of his unfortunate demise.

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During an interview with HipHopDX, Akon stressed how he wished everybody knew Micheal Jackson personally because he was an amazing person.

Akon plans to establish University in Akon City

The singer shared how much the late dancer wanted to help kids in Africa because Micheal Jackson never really experienced his childhood due to the fact that he rose to stardom at a really young age.

“He was a big star as a child. He didn’t get a chance to go to the carnival or go to the movies, like things that kids naturally did so when he got older, he surrounded himself with all those kiddish things, his biggest thing was always making sure that kids were in a comfortable position to be a kid” he added.

Akon stated that he and Micheal Jackson had planned to set up music schools where kids will be able to learn instruments and every other thing involved in music.

The music producer promised that he was going to start up a university in “Akon City” (Located 100 kilometers from Senegal’s capital, Dakar) and name it after his late friend, Micheal Jackson.

“Even in Akon City in the educational district, the first one will be built there and I’m naming it after the Michael Jackson Foundation. So I’m gonna be naming it MJ University,” he said.

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