Rapper Akon has announced that he’s planning on building a second city in Africa, named Akon City, which will operate using Akon’s own cryptocurrency, Akoin.
Akon has been building a city in his native country of Senegal over the last few years, for which he secured US$6B funding.
Construction in Akon City Uganda is scheduled to complete in 2036, and has the backing of the Ugandan government, which announced that it has allotted one square mile of land for Akon City part two.
According to Uganda’s NBS TV, both Senegal’s Akon City and Akon City in Uganda will operate using Akoin.
Akon City Senegal will use a ‘smart cities’ approach, a combination of the internet of things (IoT) devices, software solutions, user interfaces (UI), and communication networks.
Akon City Uganda will likely also employ a smart city approach, and is expected to feature futuristic shopping malls, stadiums and recreational facilities like its sister city some 3,000 miles away.