Futuristic 'Akon City' is going ahead, singer confirms

14 January 2020 - 16:43 By Storm Lewis
Akon has confirmed that work is going ahead on 'his' new city in Senegal.
Akon has confirmed that work is going ahead on 'his' new city in Senegal.
Image: Via AKoin

Grammy winner Akon is making progress on building his own city in Senegal.

Plans for the futuristic city have been in place since 2018, when Akon was given 800ha of land by Senegalese President Macky Sall.

The Senegalese-American singer’s most recent venture has been providing solar power to African countries through his company, Akon Lighting Africa.

The planned city will trade only in the entertainer's own cryptocurrency, AKoin.

Akon confirmed that the agreement had been finalised in posts on Instagram and Twitter. 


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