Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam also known mononymously as Akon, is a Senegalese-American has gone from singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, to entrepreneur, philanthropist, and revolutionist.
In 2014, Akon also started a project Akron Lighting Africa which provides electricity in 15 countries of on the continent of Africa including Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Benin, and Sierra Leone.
Now, unveils Akon City, a futuristic city in his home country of Senegal. This week, he announced that his company has begun to break ground on the construction of the $6 billion development project.
“We are looking at Akon city to become the beginning of Africa’s future,” said the rapper at the special ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the city, according to CNN. “Our idea is to build a futuristic city that incorporates all the latest technologies, cryptocurrencies, and also the future of how African society should become in the future.”
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