If you thought you knew Akon by now, you're wrong. The artist and entrepreneur always seem to have something up his sleeves, from solar panels in Africa to now his own city. Akon announced that an agreement has been made with government officials in Senegal, that in the next 10 years should build a new 'futuristic' city.Akon himself took to Twitter where he announced his latest venture, "Finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future," he stated. It isn't the first time he is looking outside of America to do great things, back in 2014 he launched his solar panel project in Africa.
Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future
The artist already spoke on wanting his own city in 2018, where he said that he hoped to build a city to compete with Dubai but still a long-term project stretching out over decades. "With the Akoin we are building cities, the first one being in Senegal," he explained. "We're securing the land and closing out all the legislation papers for the city. We want to make it a free zone, and cryptocurrency-driven as a test market."