Renowned rapper Akon has officially finalized an agreement to establish a new city in his name, called “Akon City”
The rapper who is also known as an entrepreneur made this new development public via social media, Twitter precisely.
In his tweet he wrote, “Looking forward to hosting you there in the future,”
According to the Senegalese, before making public Akon City, the idea of futuristic “Crypto city” started in 2018.
He disclosed that the city would be built on a 2,000-acre land gifted to him by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall.
On the business features that the city has, the award winning artiste revealed that, it would also trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called Akoin.
The official website for the city said at the time it would be a five-minute drive from the West African state’s new international airport.
According to his website, Akon was born in Senegal before moving to Union City, New Jersey, at 7.On his music history, he has to his credit great songs like “Locked Up,” “Lonely” and “Oh Africa,”
Interestingly, it has been noted of recent that, the Grammy-nominated rapper is more recognized as a business man than a musician.
After looking at the mishap some African countries have as regards power/electricity, Akon delved into a business known as Akon Lighting Africa; and its aim is providing solar power to African countries.
Working in the direction of developmental change in Africa, Akon disclosed to CNN during an interview, in 2013, that he wants to make impact in Africa.
In his words, he said, “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.”