Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor, Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Thiam (Akon) has finally own city in Senegal.
The rapper and entrepreneur tweeted Monday that he had finalized the agreement for the new city, Akon City.
"Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future"
Akon has been working on developing his own city and 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 entrepreneur stated that the city has been in the construction phase since March 2019. “We started construction in March, and stage two is going to be 2025. It’s in Senegal, West Africa,” he added that the new city would also trade exclusively in his own digital currency called AKoin.
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.
However, it’s unclear as to when the proverbial doors will open. The city will have its own airport and it ran completely on Solar Power uses his cryptocurrency.