Musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist,
Akon, took to Twitter last week to announce that he has “finalized agreement
for AKON CITY in Senegal.”
The city is reported to be built on a 2,000-acre
land that Akon received as a gift from Senegal’s president, Macky Sall. The
city is also expected to trade on the exclusive currency of the ‘Akoin
Ecosystem’, a digital cash currency that Akon first hinted about in 2018.
Over the last decade, Akon has successfully
launched and powered various initiatives in Africa, including ‘Akon
Lighting Africa’ to provide scaled solar power solutions throughout 18
“When I was growing as an entertainer, I
said to myself I don’t want to be remembered for just singing and dancing.
Ultimately, I had to figure out what I can do that will help create a legacy,”
said Akon during the YouthConnekt
Africa Summit, Kigali in 2017.
With his social enterprises, his cryptocurrency
and this city, Akon is surely on his way to building that legacy he talks about