Akon for president

The pressure of voting seems to be increasing its’ gambling manners by testing voters when the fate of America initially boils down to the president elects’ voters are given. The opportunity is given to voters to lean to a new, highly unpredictable side of the competing campaigns as each new election rolls around. The year 2020, shines a new light on who the United States could chose to run America. Voters will essentially have a choice to re-elect our current president, Donald Trump, the man considering to outlaw unborn babies or hit pop singer, Akon, of Konvict music records as well as performer of the hit pop anthem ‘Smack that’.

Currently, the heart of America is in the hands of the man, most known for his vulgar quotes, over-shadowing the good deeds he has pursued for America as a country. To much of the youth today, the idea of our president brings the idea that he is, for lack of better words, ‘ridiculous’ or ‘fake news.’ To others, ‘he’s the greatest thing since bread’, and many with opposing views, still ask the similar question, “Is this man fit to run America?” Essentially our future candidate for president elect, Akon, will, without a doubt, spark similar reactions. Voters will have to weigh the odds of if they would rather vote for the man who liberally mocks disabled children and former reality show host, or a former pop singer.

However, if in fact, the democracy strictly based their votes on the candidates as individuals, keeping in consideration the candidate’s moral ethics outside of the election, the chances may lean heavier to one side opposed to the other.

The way that Trump and Akon have spoken about women, have been recognized as inappropriate and demeaning, both men have been accused of belittling women. The one main concern about that statement is that Trump is he president of the United States and the way he openly exclaims his opinions about women is when trump is during his televised speeches as the President of the United States in front of thousands of Americans. Akon, on the other hand is a music performer.

Akon, the singer, songwriter and producer Akon was born Aliaume Damala Badara. Akon Thiam was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 16, 1973. He spent 7 years of his childhood in West Africa, then his family moved back to America when Akon was 7.

Missouri Native, Akon, explains that living in Trump country, after living in Africa, means to be ‘fearful.

“I feel a lot more unsafe. I feel unempowered. Honestly, I feel it’s gonna be a fight. I feel like I should be always prepared for the unexpected. I feel very uncomfortable. And I feel a lot of Americans do; even some white Americans feel that way because they’re watching backlash of his decisions. It’s not what’s happening now, because it’s clear it’s creating a whole bunch of divide today. But I think tomorrow that impact is going to be so much more devastating,” said Akon according to Tribune Content Agency.

Akon has decided to pay his wealth forward as an entrepreneur. Akon started his 4 year old solar panel initiative, which was known as, ‘Akon Lighting Africa’. Akon has brought electricity to hundreds of communities in 15 countries, including Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal, which was where he spent some of his childhood. Akon has become an entrepreneur and has initiated another plan to help African youth aspire to fulfill their dreams as he did. Akon has also founded a company called ‘Akoin’ which focuses on the idea of cryptocurrency exchange. Cryptocurrency is a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.

“Akoin is a new cryptocurrency from global artist and visionary changemaker Akon and is the foundation of the Akoin Ecosystem – a unique global venture that offers an abundance of digital and real-life platforms and tools that create opportunity and inclusion for youth entrepreneurs by allowing consumers to earn, save, and spend cryptocurrency right from their smartphone through a suite of blockchain-powered apps.” As stated on the Akoin website.

Heather Blackwood, junior at Washburn University thinks that Akon’s announcement is certainly a controversial one.

“If Akon runs for president in the 2020 election that’s sure to stir some controversy. The way that Trump speaks about things are very inappropriate, when he’s the president of the United States, you just can’t use the terminology that Trump uses. Akon speaks the same way, but it’s just his songs. I can’t think of anything that President Trump has done good for the country, a lot of the things Trump talks about is confusing in a way, but I recently heard about Akons initiation to provide solar power to some places in Africa. I cant say where I stand on that at this point, we’d just have to see where that the nation is heading right now,” said Blackwood.

Jackson Woods, president of the democratic party of Washburn University, explains, “Anyone who tries to primary Trump will be facing an uphill battle. The GOP has embraced Trump as their new face, and that means that anyone trying to challenge him will have to face accusations of being a “Democrat plant” and “not respecting the president.”

The United States will presumably make unexpected turns throughout the next couple of years prior to the 2020 election, but as of right now, our future candidate,

Akon, explains, “I’ve been thinking about running for 2020 very seriously. But I didn’t want to just do it because I feel like I want to continue doing what I’m doing and hope that builds me enough momentum [for people] to say, ‘You know what, if you run we’ll support you.’”