TRUE Africa commissioned me go to Togo and Liberia to document famous African men returning to their homeland to inspire and launch their own charities and initiatives. Footballer Emmanuel Adebayor's (SEA Foundation) and singer / songwriter Akon's (Akon Lighting Africa).
Footballer Emmanuel Adebayor's - SEA Foundation (Togo) aims to fund and support youth projects in his homeland Togo. “It is about finding the next generation of entrepreneurs, scientists, politicians and artists, helping young people fulfil their potential wherever their talents lie”
Whilst in Togo we caught up with Nigerian superstar musician 'Wizkid' who played at the SEA foundations awareness concert in Lome. During this weekend Togo beat Liberia 2-1 in a 2016 African Cup Of Nations qualifier. Captain Adebayor scoring the winning goal.
Singer / songwriter Akon's was in Liberia with 'Akon Lighting Africa'. His initiative “aims to develop innovative solar powered solutions, that will provide African villages with access to clean and affordable sources of electricity. Liberia, in recent times has dealt with civil war, corruption, and ebola. In these times of change, young people have found new role models and new inspiration and look forward to a positive future ahead”
Whilst in Liberia we caught up with the MC's, producers, and artists from Liberia’s 'HiPCO' music scene are not afraid to challenge the system and the government.