DAKAR, Senegal — On Monday, Akon finalized the agreement for his very own city in Senegal known as “Akon City.”
The rapper and entrepreneur shared the news via social media on Monday with public officials to confirm the agreement for the new city.
According to the official website for the city said at the time it would be a five-minute drive from the West African state’s new international airport.
“Looking forward to hosting you there in the future,” his tweet read.
Akon, who is of Senegalese descent, originally announced plans for the futuristic “Crypto city” in 2018 saying that the city would be built on a 2,000-acre land gifted to him by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall. The new city would also trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called AKoin, he said.
Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future pic.twitter.com/dsoYpmjnpf
— AKON (@Akon) January 13, 2020
The Grammy-nominated rapper most recent venture is Akon Lighting Africa which is providing solar power to African countries — with the likes of providing clean energy to the United States.