Senegalese-American singer and songwriter, Akon creates his own city named “Akon City” in his country Senegal as sponsored by cryptocurrency.
The Rapper made this known via his twitter page after finalizing an agreement for his new city named after him in Senegal.
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
According to a CNN article from 2018, Akon noted that his city would be built on a 2,000-acre piece of land that was to be gifted to him by Macky Sall, the president of Senegal.
At the time, the website for Akon‘s city reported that the plot would be just five-minute’s drive from Senegal‘s international airport. At this stage, it’s unclear whether that piece of land is still the confirmed site for Akon City.
Even though, the lack of a white paper apparently didn’t stop Akon from shopping his cryptocurrency to potential investors.
In addition, Hard Fork has reached out to the Akoin Foundation to learn more about the release of its white paper, and will update this piece should we learn more.