Akon gets the green light to build his own city in Senegal


Pop star Akon on Monday said that he had finalized the agreement to build his own city in Senegal.

The rapper said that when Akon City becomes a reality, he will also have his own Crypto-currency called AKoin.

The singer signed the agreement with Senegal’s state-owned tourism company SAPCO to build a complex in the seaside village of Mbodiene, about 75 miles south of the capital Dakar.


Akon has on several occasions explained his goals for the city.

“It’s a 10-year building block so we’re doing it in stages. We started construction in March and stage two is going to be 2025,” he told Nick Cannon back in December.

And while appearing in the Power 106 chat, Akon criticized billionaires who haven’t put their money toward similar efforts.

“If you can have a billion dollars sitting in the bank, while you have all these people suffering, it’s crazy to me. It’s like a waste of a billion dollars,” he said.