American-born Senegalese singer, Akon has revealed he is building his own city which will be complete in 10-Years time.
Speaking in a recent interview with Nick Cannon on Power 106 FM, the 46-year-old Hip-Hop businessman disclosed that he’s working on developing his own city in Senegal called “Akon City”.
According to him, he started building the city since March this year and he expects it to be complete in 10-Years time.
He also revealed that he will use his cryptocurrency, ‘AKoin’ to build the city’s economy and the whole city will have its own airport for people to fly in and out.
Watch the video below.
View this post on Instagram
TSR STAFF: Tanya P.! @tanyaxpayne ________________________ #Roommates, it’s cute to have your own lil’ mansion or even your own lil’ private jet, but I don’t know too many celebrities out here with their own cities! 👀 It looks like Akon is the first of his kind! He recently stopped by #NickCannon’s morning show to discuss what he’s been doing, including the progress he’s made on the massive city he’s bringing to Senegal. ______________________ Though he revealed he was planning to build the city last year, in the interview with Nick, Akon not only confirms he’s been building his city since March, but he also says the city will be called ‘Akon City.’ He also adds the whole city will be ran on renewable energy sources. Along with that, the city will also have an airport for us non-city owners to fly in and out of! ______________________ Akon also has plans to use his cryptocurrency, ‘AKoin” to build the city’s economy. If you didn’t know, Akon’s been—click the link in the bio to read more! (📹: @power_106)
He also talked about his four new record labels which cater to Latin/Caribbean music, African music and so forth.
In a previous interview, Akon spoke about signing Davido and Wizkid.
He said, “I never left music When I first went into Africa, I was building the Afrobeats scene.
When I first went out there in 2008, I was doing everything, I signed Wizkid. Then, I was doing a lot of consulting for a lot of artists there.
“I signed Davido, you know, P Square…” When asked about whether he signed Davido, he said, “Davido, that’s’ my little brother.
Davido is originally from Atlanta and he started his music career actually in Atlanta. He said ‘you know what, there’s too much of a struggle here, let me just go back home.’ He went home and just popped off like this (snaps finger)…”