We recently reported on Akon finalizing his plans to move forward with building Akon City in Senegal.
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
Now, more details have emerged over plans for the futuristic city being developed in the singer/ developer’s parents’ native West African country. Akon City will be built on 2,000 acres and will be located 75 miles south of the Senegalese capital of Dakar. Akon’s plans are in conjunction with Senegal’s state-owned tourism company SAPCO and Akon City will use a crypto-coin called ‘Akoin’ which will be exchangeable with the global financial system similar to how other crypto-currencies are traded and the new city will be a sustainable ecotourism village that would “campaign for the environment.”
Akon City will run 100% on renewable energy through via Akon’s solar-power project, Akon Lighting Africa.
Akon also stated,
“If it works, we will scale it out to all the other countries in Africa so all the cities are connected. It’s going to be a 50-to-100-year project, most likely. I probably won’t even live to see it finished. But for the project in Senegal, we have a 10-year deadline for that city to be built out.
“We’re currently raising all the money for it now; some of it will be through hedge funds outside of Africa, and the majority of it will be through NGOs and investors within Africa itself.”
— AKON (@Akon) January 9, 2020
We’ll have more on Akon City as the details become available.