After so much deliberation on his massive city project, it has officially been announced that American music star, Akon, has commenced work on his own city in Senegal.
Known as Akon City, the singer and entrepreneur tweeted that he had finalized the agreement for the new city.
He tweeted: “Looking forward to hosting you there in the future.”
Akon, who is of Senegalese descent, originally announced plans for the futuristic “Crypto city” in 2018 saying that the city would be built on a 2,000-acre land gifted to him by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall.
He also revealed that the new city would also trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called AKoin.
The official website for the city said that Akon City would be a five-minute drive from the West African state’s new international airport.
In reiterating his big plans for the continent, The Convikt Muzik boss stated: “I really want to make the biggest impact in Africa.”
Known for songs like ‘Locked Up,’ ‘Lonely’ and ‘Oh Africa,’ the Grammy-nominated artiste, in recent time, has been recognized as a businessman than a musician.
His most recent venture is Akon Lighting Africa which is aimed at providing solar power to African countries.
During a 2013 interview with CNN, Akon stated, “I really want to make the biggest impact in Africa for sure.
“If I could have my way, Africa would be the United States of Africa.”
Akon was born in Senegal before moving to Union City, New Jersey, at the age of 7.
See tweet below:
Akon has finalised an agreement with Senegalese officials for the establishment of Akon City, an airport, more Akon Lighting Africa solar power projects, and his own crytocurrency, Akoin will be used in the city in Senegal. pic.twitter.com/inZZdRMEUz
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) January 14, 2020