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Akon finalizes agreement to start building his ‘Akon City’ in Senegal



Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam popularly known as Akon is all set to start building his own city!

The city, ‘AKON CITY’ according the singer will be ready in 10 years.

The singer announced the building of his own futuristic city in Senegal last year.

The singer announced the building of his own futuristic city in Senegal last year.
Nick Cannon had him as a guest on his Power 106 Nick Cannon Mornings where he discussed a wide range of topics including being involved in politics, wanting to run for political office, and helping to continue developing artists behind the scenes.

The St. Louis native plans on running the whole city he is planning on renewable energy sources. Akon says he will use his cryptocurrency, ‘AKoin” to build the city’s economy. He has dedicated his life to helping people in Africa. The Grammy-nominated singer had originally announced last year, his plans for a futuristic city that would be built on 2,000 acres of land that was gifted to him by Senegal’s President Macky Sall.

‘It’s Akon city. It’s all renewable, the Akon-tainment solar city. It’s all renewable. 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,’ the singer tells Cannon in the interview.

Akon also has his own company, Akon Lighting Africa, a project started by him along with Samba Bathily and Thione Niang in 2014 that aims to provide electricity by solar energy in Africa. Since launching, Akon’s group has operations in 14 nations, including Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Benin, and Sierra Leone.

Akon is also the owner of two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution. The labels were responsible for signing acts such as Lady Gaga, T-Pain, R. City, Kardinal Offishall, and Red Café.