Senegalese-American singer, Akon has established his own city, Akon City in Senegal.
On Monday, January 13, the singer took to the microblogging site, Twitter to announce the completion and official unveiling of the new city named after him.
“Looking forward to hosting you there in the future,” his tweet read.
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The new city would also trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called AKoin
, he said.
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.
Akon aims to make the biggest impact in Africa’
Known for songs like “Locked Up,” “Lonely” and “Oh Africa,” the Grammy-nominated rapper is more recognized as a businessman than a musician these days.
His most recent venture is the singer the Lighting Africa which is providing solar power to African countries.
“I really want to make the biggest impact in Africa for sure,” Akon said during a 2013 interview with CNN. “If I could have my way, Africa would be the United States of Africa.”