Famous American singer and humanitarian, Akon, in a recent summit featuring African youths stated that Africa is actually better than America.
The singer who was one of the speakers in the summit revealed why America seems to be the greatest country on earth. He stated that it is because filmmakers, directors, entertainers and the press pass out mostly positive stories about the county and water down the negative ones.
He said that the filmmakers should make sure to shield the negative image of America and choose to sell the positive aspects of the country which makes people believe America is a land where dreams come true.
According to him, in Africa, the press is quick to put out negative stories and this makes people globally to see Africa as a place not to be. He used Kenya as an example stating that because of the broadcast of a few terrorist attacks all over the internet, people were afraid to go there. Whereas,there are over 25,000 attacks in the US but people know about maybe 5 or 6 of them.
He further adviced Africans to start telling better positive stories about the continent and it would be the job of directors and filmmakers to narrate the stories in ways that the world would perceive Africa positively.