Akon is a person of many abilities, together with his resume boasting all the things from singing to rapping to producing. What few might notice, although, is that he’s a real-life contractor, too. The truth is, Akon has simply secured $6 billion (!) to construct a cryptocurrency-powered metropolis (!!) in Senegal (!!!), and he’s calling it Akon Metropolis (!!!!). No, actually.
As we reported earlier this 12 months, the Sengalese-American artist struck a partnership with the African nation’s state-owned tourism firm to create a totally sustainable vacationer metropolis. Now, Akon has gotten the ball rolling on town’s growth by entering into a $6 billion contract with the United States-based engineering and consulting agency KE Worldwide.
Improvement of Akon Metropolis can be cut up into a number of phases, with the first part specializing in setting up roads, a college, a police station, an influence plant, a waste facility, a hospital, and a mall by the tip of 2023. The second part will start the next 12 months and can give attention to courting companies to run on Akon’s personal AKOIN cryptocurrency. By the point it’s accomplished in 2030, Akon Metropolis may also embody parks, universities, a stadium, and an industrial complicated.
Along with an economic system primarily based solely on cryptocurrency, Akon Metropolis will function on 100 % renewable power. The truth is, Akon himself is closely concerned in bringing off-the-grid power to the whole contents by means of his Akon Lighting Africa Initiative.
You may see artist renderings of Akon Metropolis beneath.