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Entertainment Akon created his own city in Senegal called 'Akon City'

14:50  14 january  2020
14:50  14 january  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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American-born Senegalese singer Akon in a recent interview with media personality Nick Cannon revealed that he has Stated work on developing his own city in

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It's official, Akon has his own city in Senegal.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 20: Akon visits SiriusXM Studios on August 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images) © 2019 John Lamparski NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 20: Akon visits SiriusXM Studios on August 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Known as "Akon City," the rapper and entrepreneur tweeted Monday that he had finalized the agreement for the new city.

"Looking forward to hosting you there in the future," his tweet read.  

Akon, who is of Senegalese decent, 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. The new city would also trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called AKoin, he said.

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Rapper Akon is building a new futuristic 'Crypto city ,' in Senegal , which will trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called AKoin. Musician Akon is creating a futuristic city and his own cryptocurrency in Senegal .

If you ask Akon , his answer is going to be waaaaaay different from the general consensus. Welcome to the positive Squad guys, am your host Mr In a recent interview with Nick Cannon the Hip-Hop businessman mentioned that he's working on developing his own city in Senegal called " Akon City ".

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. 

'I really want to make the biggest impact in Africa'

Akon was born in Senegal before moving to Union City, New Jersey, at 7, according to his website.

Known for songs like "Locked Up," "Lonely" and "Oh Africa," the Grammy-nominated rapper is more recognized as a business man than a musician these days.

His most recent venture is Akon 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."

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