Singer Akon is moving forward with plans to build ‘a real life Wakanda’ in Senegal with his US$6B smart city. The R&B star hopes that the 2,000-acre metropolis will be a haven for all members of the African Diaspora. The city is characterized by an exquisite blend of futuristic aesthetics and cutting-edge technology.
Akon believes African countries are long overdue for economic development, and with his city, he hopes to bring a tech hub and “Senewood” film industry to his home country Senegal. The smart city is planned to run on renewable energy and will use Akoin – the singer’s own cryptocurrency.
Conceived in 2018, the construction of AkonCity is due to begin in 2021 despite Covid disruption.
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Senegal is an AfCFTA member country.
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