Akon & Michael Jackson were close friends
Singer Akon recently sat for a talk with HipHopDx to discuss his relationship with the late Michael Jackson. During the interview, the “Locked Up” singer revealed they planned on starting music schools in Africa before the iconic singer passed away in 2009.
“There are a few things that we did discuss. One of them was we were gonna build music schools all throughout Africa,” Akon said. “We wanted to create a music school that allowed kids to learn how to play instruments, vocal coaching, the music business, entertainment, so they don't just walk into it not knowing the education of how the business works and things like that.”
He added: “Even in Akon City in the educational district the first one will be built in there and I'm naming it after the Michael Jackson Foundation. So I'm gonna be naming it MJ University.”