Akon has his own city in Africa

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Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam is a Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album, Trouble.

Akon founded his own city Akon City and cryptocurrency is reportedly set to power it.

Akon 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.

Akon City is expected to become an eco-tourism destination, run entirely on renewable energy (through the work of Akon lighting Africa the rapper’s solar power project). It’s located a five-minute drive away from Senegal’s new Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport outside Dakar.

The singer tweeted on Monday that he had finalized the agreement for the new city.

“Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future.’ he wrote.

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