Akon Developing ‘Akon City’ in Senegal

Akon Signs Agreement To Build His Own City In Senegal

Akon Developing ‘Akon City’ in Senegal

In a tweet he posted to his timeline, Akon, who is of Senegalese descent, posted a photo of himself with what appears to be government officials from the African country. "Looking forward to hosting you there in the future", his said in a tweet.

In somewhat surreal developments, the celebrated American- born Senegalese, musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist Akon recently took to twitter to celebrate the finalization of his latest major development of his Akon City in Senegal, West Africa.

The city is set to be built on a 2000-acre land space which was given tothe music star by the president of Senegal.

Speaking to Nick Cannon in December 2019, Akon explained his goals for the city saying "It's a 10-year building block so we're doing it in stages".

He originally announced plans for the city in 2018, saying it would be built on 2,000 acres, trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called Akoin and be a five-minute drive from the West African state's new global airport, according to CNN.

According to an interview from November on radio station Power 106, Akon City is a long-term undertaking.

As Bitcoinist reported, Akon first announced Akoin back in 2018, along with the grand hope that it "could be the saviour of Africa".

Reports hint at Mbodience, a short drive from Senegal's new global airport, as the land in question.

The city has been likened to Marvel's fictional-superhero movie, Wakanda, which is uniquely different from the world. It is reported that the city which is called the "futuristic" city in Senegal, will run exclusively on renewable energy. "We started construction in March and stage two is going to be 2025", he said at the time.

In 2015, the singer announced venturing into solar power with the aim of providing electricity for 600 million Africans through the Akon Lighting Africa initiative.

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