Steady trynna find a motive.. Why do what I do? To help people; that's why Akon does what he does.
Earlier this month, former rapper, Akon signed the Official documents to create Akon city in Senegal, his home country. Akon was gifted 2,000 acres of land in Senegal by Macky Sall, the President of Senegal. He will be calling his city "Crypto City" according to an interview with Nick Cannon. The city will be built in Senegal's village of Mbodiene.
While speaking to Cannon, Akon said, "It’s all renewable, the Akon-tainment solar city. It’s all renewable. It’s a real physical place, it’s going to have a real airport. It’s a 10-year building block so we’re doing it in stages. We started construction in March and stage two is going to be in 2025.” Akon expressed his desire for more wealthy people to build cities, believing it makes a lot of sense. He said, “When I travel I see so many things that happen. So many people that need, things to be resolved. And if you can have a billion dollars sitting in the bank, while you have all these people suffering, it’s crazy to me. It’s like a waste of a billion dollars.”
Akon says the city will be powered by solar an run from the electricity by Akon's Lighting Africa Initiative. Akoin, Akon's very own cryptocurrency was just launched and will be the official currency of the city as well. On Instagram, Akon said, “Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future.”
How dope is it to have your own city?! Good stuff Akon