You may not have thought about Akon since his song ‘Lonely’ became an earworm a decade ago, but the musician has moved from conquering the charts to building what has been dubbed his very own ‘Wakanda.’
Between setting up his own cryptocurrency AKoin and vowing to bring electricity to 600 million people in Africa, Akon has been quietly building his own ‘futuristic’ city in Senegal named after himself.
He previously revealed that he was working on creating a “100% crypto-based city,” and in November 2019, he shared on Nick Cannon’s radio show Power 106 Los Angeles that building is already under way. The city has been named Akon City.
And most recently, the rapper (and Akon City founder) shared via Twitter that his city in Senegal is official. “Looking forward to hosting you there in the future,” he shared with his followers, alongside news that he had “finalized the agreement.”
source. ES Insider