Multi award winning R&B singer, Akon is on a mission to build a “futuristic” city in Senegal that he says will be a real-life version of Wakanda, the hi-tech nation portrayed in Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther.”
Real name, Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, this Monday laid the first stone for ‘Akon city’ in Mbodiene park, some 100 kilometers from Dakar, Senegal’s capital city, and said work would begin next year.
“We are looking at Akon city to become the beginning of Africa’s future,” He said, In a ceremony also attended by Alioune Sarr, Senegal’s minister for tourism, and other government officials. “Our idea is to build a futuristic city that incorporates all the latest technologies, cryptocurrencies, and also the future of how African society should become in the future.”
The Hi tech City is estimated at about $6 billion.