On The Mike With Mike Sherman: Since Akon is already an active anti-slavery campaigner (it's the subject of the video 'Blood Into Gold' that he made with Peter Buffett), Mike Sherman asked him recently at the 2009 Think Pink Benefit Concert for Breast Cancer Awareness, Mizner Park, Boca Raton what he thought about Peter Gadiot's project called 'Rowing Against Slavery'. Peter is rowing the Atlantic Ocean to increase public awareness of modern-day slavery, child labour and human trafficking, in support of Anti-Slavery.org, Save The Children and Fairtrade.
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MIKE: "Hi, I'm Mike Sherman from the hit TV show 'On The Mike With Mike Sherman'. There's a brave young man out of England named Peter Gadiot who'll be rowing from South Africa to the Caribbean islands against slavery... and recently, I had a chance to go one on one with world superstar entertainer Akon about this serious, serious issue... and here's what he had to say."
AKON: "Now I think it just, it opens the doors for conversation, so you know, there's a lot of things and issues that we all forget as people, things that can actually help bring us closer together, that's actually built in from the history of it. You know, so things like that only opens up conversations for us to actually be able to communicate. So I like that action."
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