Akon announced that the construction for Akon City will begin next year. The rapper is set to begin construction in Senegal, after securing $4 billion from investors.

The city will be using ‘Akoin’ digital currency and plans to have parks, universities, schools, a stadium, hotels, and more. The first phase of construction is set to take place in early 2021, with 2024 as the projected completion year; Phase Two, 2029.

The rapper said he hopes that his project would provide much-needed jobs for Senegalese people and also serve as a “home back home” for black Americans and others facing racial injustices.

“The system back home treats them unfairly in so many different ways that you can never imagine. And they only go through it because they feel that there is no other way,” he said. “So if you’re coming from America or Europe or elsewhere in the diaspora and you feel that you want to visit Africa, we want Senegal to be your first stop.”


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