Akon continues to make power moves.
The 46-year-old rapper turned businessman announced on Monday that he has finalized an agreement with Senegal’s state-owned tourism company SAPCO to bring Akon City to life.
Akon City began the first stage of its 10-year build back in March of 2019, with stage two expected to kick off in 2025. The tourism-focused city will reportedly run exclusively on Akoin, the cryptocurrency launched by Akon back in 2018.
According to a spokesperson for Senegal’s tourism ministry, the mission is to build a sustainable tourism village that would “campaign for the environment.”
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