Akon City

Updated: May 11, 2020

Akon City’s about to be the new spot to be at. Akon sent out a tweet on Monday January 13, 2020, letting his followers know he finalized the agreement for Akon City in Senegal, West Africa. “Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal,” he wrote, sharing a picture from the meeting with his followers. “Looking forward to hosting you there in the future.” 

By Kia Morgan

Akon, who was born in Senegal, said he wanted to make the biggest impact in Africa. In a 2013 interview with CNN, he goes on to say, “If I could have my way, Africa would be the United States of Africa.”

The development of the city started March 2019. The 2,000 acre land was gifted to the rapper from the President of Senegal, Macky Sall. The city will use the digital cash currency called Akoin. Stage 2 is set for 2025. The official website for the city said it would be a 5 minute drive from the West African state's new international airport.  ~Kia Morgan, AMT News Editor







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