"I believe Africa is the future. I am very interested in investing in Africa of course as an entrepreneur, as a businessman, I follow the opportunities and I don't see a better opportunity in the globe than Africa. You know, it is the biggest opportunity in front of us and the potential here is just immense."
"Uganda is definitely a hub for investment. We're looking to put together a huge festival here - we haven't announced it just yet so you got a sneak preview of what we want to do. But we do want to be able to invest in the local artists. One of the reasons for the festival is to expose the local artists here in Uganda because they play a big role in the East African music alongside Kenya and Rwanda and Congo as well too. But ultimately - that is on the list of things that we are doing and that is one of the reasons why we are doing the Akon Entertainment City here is because we want to be able to focus and showcase the entertainment all throughout East Africa and Uganda is the lucky one right now to be able to get it. The entertainment industry in Africa is actually very vibrant, it's surprisingly doing very well. The only thing that I think and I would advise the industry in Africa is to find some structure. The one thing about African artists, they don't have much structure. They are very hard to manage when it comes to dealing with basic business of the game and I think the passion sometimes supercedes the business and I would encourage them to understand and learn the business a lot better because then they can go further and it will also help to create better opportunities financially for them as well as the country they come from as well too."
Kasese, Uganda, 3 April 2021
6. Various of Akon touring Queen Elizabeth National Park