16 June 2020: Rapper Akon has agreed on a $6 billion deal to construct a futuristic new ‘crypto metropolis’ in Senegal.
Akon Metropolis, which shall be constructed simply outdoors the capital of Dakar, has been within the works for a number of years, with the musician asserting again in 2018 that he deliberate to assemble ‘a real-life Wakanda.’
His ambitions look set to turn into a actuality, as information emerges that Akon has awarded a construction contract for the metropolis.
Particulars are restricted, however Akon Metropolis will embody a hospital, mall, police station, faculty, and homes and resorts – all designed in futuristic type, primarily based on the renders Akon shared by way of Instagram.
The musician can be planning a solar energy plant, suggesting the brand new metropolis will prioritise inexperienced power. Inhabitants will purchase items and companies utilizing Akon’s personal cryptocurrency AKoins, which can type the premise of Akon Metropolis’s economic system.
Reviews recommend the primary part shall be accomplished by 2023, with a second part ending in 2029, by which level town is anticipated to be up and operating.