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General News / January 15, 2020

Akon is creating ‘Akon City’ which he hopes will run on ‘Akoin’

General News / January 15, 2020

Akon is creating ‘Akon City’ which he hopes will run on ‘Akoin’

Mr lonely is single handedly developing his own Akonemy in Africa.

In a bizarre turn of events Akon has revealed that he’s signed off on ‘Akon City’. Working with Senegal’s state-owned tourism company he’s demonstrated his commitment to continued philanthropy in Africa.

He’s already developed his own crypto-currency ‘Akoin‘ and the singer is determined to improve living conditions in his native Senegal and beyond.

In an ambitious project Akon hopes the city will run on 100% renewable energy. He spelt out some of the aims in an interview with Nick Cannon that can be viewed below.

“I think that blockchain and crypto could be the saviour for Africa in many ways because it brings the power back to the people and brings the security back into the currency system and also allows the people to utilize it in ways where they can advance themselves and not allow government to do those things that are keeping them down,” he said.


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

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“We started construction in March and stage two is going to be 2025.”

Excited to see how far he can take it.

Photo credit: Ollie Millington/Wireimage/Getty Images