Singer Akon finalises agreements for futuristic 'Akon City' in Senegal

Akon Signs Agreement To Build His Own City In Senegal

Akon Developing ‘Akon City’ in Senegal

Cointelegraph reached out to the Consulate General of Senegal, which had yet to receive legal documents on Akon City at press time.

The 46-year-old artist was this week given permission to create Akon City on land given to him in 2018 by Senegal's president - Macky Sall.

Singer Akon tweeted yesterday, "Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal".

The futuristic green city has a ten-year building plan and has been in the construction phase since March 2019, he explained in an interview with Nick Cannon.

The city will exclusively trade in Akon's own digital currency called Akoin, according to a CNN report.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Akon started construction of an entire city in Africa. Mbodiene's location is advantageous because it means that the new city will be only five minutes away from the country's recently-built worldwide airport.

The city has been likened to Marvel's fictional-superhero movie, Wakanda, which is uniquely different from the world.

It is that currency that will dominate the economy of the new Akon City.

The project is expected to be completed in a period of 10 years with the first stage set to be achieved by the year 2025.

Akon announced through Twitter on Monday that the agreement for the city dubbed "Akon City", had been finalized and was "looking forward to hosting you there in the future".

In November past year, Akon revealed the city would run completely on renewable energy and have it's own airport.

So how the musician will lure Senegalese and other Africans to situate in the futuristic city remains unseen except if his target are not Africans but as he as often said his investment is to lift Africa and Africans through development.

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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