Senegalese-born American singer Akon is planning to construct a wise metropolis in Senegal. The mission, which is estimated to price about $6 billion, might be constructed on a 2,000-acre futuristic metropolis. The sensible metropolis, referred to as “Actual-Life” Wakanda, will comprise an artificial-intelligence knowledge middle, a stadium, a hospital, places of work, condos, and a luxurious resort. Residents within the metropolis might be paying for any service by way of the singer’s cryptocurrency referred to as Akoin.
The mission might be closely funded by a Kenyan entrepreneur who has had a historical past of the alleged fraud.
Empowering youths in Africa
Whereas unveiling plans for the mission, Akon mentioned when the mission is full, it’s going to empower African youths. Though there have been few particulars concerning the mission which have been launched to this point, an architect from Dubai and a Los Angeles building agency have already been contacted for the Akon Metropolis mission.
There’s little doubt that Akon has turn out to be has reined within the American music trade for years now. However the a number of award-winning singer is now pursuing different issues and doesn’t need his legacy to stay solely in music.
“Certainly one of my greatest fears was simply being recognized for singing and dancing,” Akon informed Enterprise Insider throughout a name.
Though the singer’s songs could now not be the anthem as they was once, Akon has not been idle. He has been very lively in different tasks and has now turn out to be a tech entrepreneur in Africa.
He began with a solar energy firm earlier than shopping for a diamond mine in South Africa. Akon has additionally launched his Akoin cryptocurrency, which would be the sole transaction enabler when Akon metropolis goes stay. The two,000-acre futuristic metropolis might be designed to function a enterprise hub and might be crammed with gleaming palm bushes and skyscrapers. The plan will permit residents to pay for taxes, enterprise licenses, in addition to fundamental utilities utilizing the Akoin cryptocurrency.
Akon mentioned he’s not going to cease simply with this sensible metropolis, as there’s a plan to construct comparable sensible cities in different elements of Africa.
The price of the mission clearly exhibits that Akon alone is just not offering all the monetary outlay for the mission. In keeping with an estimate by the BBC in 2018, Akon’s web price is round $80 million. The majority of the funds might be coming from the Kenyan investor, whereas Akon will make his Akoin cryptocurrency the only medium of change.