Senegalese American music legend Akon is about to do what a musician has never done in Africa. He announced some hours ago that he has finalised the agreement to have his own city in Senegal which will be called Akon City.
The city which will have blocks of estates, stadium, hotels and other tourist attractions is speculated to cost over 80 million dollars to construct.
The 46-year-old “Lonely” crooner has been talking about how he wishes to greatly impact the whole of Africa. He first made his idea to own his own city public in 2018.
According to him, the “Crypto city” would run exclusively on a digital cash currency which will be known as “Akoin”, and the city will stand on a 2, 000-acre of land gifted to him by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall.
The official website of the proposed city says the city will be located a five-minute drive from the newly constructed International Airport in Senegal.
“Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future”, the vocalist tweeted.
See the tweet here:
Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future pic.twitter.com/dsoYpmjnpf— AKON (@Akon) January 13, 2020
Meanwhile, since Akon shared this tweet, Nigerians on Twitter have been dragging Nigerian billionaires and politicians for not doing enough for the country despite all the years of the oil boom.
They have been urging wealthy celebrities and oil-rich states in the country to borrow a clue from what Akon has been doing in his country from the “Light Up Africa” project and now a private city. But, can Nigeria really have it all? Anyway, congratulations to Akon and we are already looking forward to visiting “Akon City”.