“Locked Up” singer, Akon, is out here making all his ‘Wakanda’ dreams come true and we’re not mad at him at all for that! No, he doesn’t have “King T’Challa’s” bulletproof bodysuit, nor the ‘Wakandians’ magical vibranium, but he is building a brand new futuristic African city in a way that has never been done before. It will be constructed in his native country of Senegal for his people to enjoy.
Details Of Akon’s Futuristic African City
It has now been confirmed that Akon will be building a new city on 2,000 acres of land. It will be a very short distance from the country’s capital city, Dakar, and only five minutes away from the brand new international airport in the area. That’s not the most interesting facts about Akon’s new city though.
Get this, the name of his city will be appropriately named, Akon Crypto City, and on it’s website, it really is described as the “real life Wakanda,” for it’s innovative currency. Oh yeah, we forgot tomention that the city’s currency will not accept money as barter, it will be a 100% crypto-currency based town, using Akon’s very own AKoin digital currency. Talk about ambitious, right?!!
This is almost like “Wakanda” meets “Zumunda,” the country where “Coming To America’s” ‘Prince Hakeem’ (Eddie Murphy had his own money-literally- with his face on the country’s bills- not Thomas Jeffersons! WOW!
Anyways, the futuristic Akon Crypto City will also give the great people of Senegal an opportunity to benefit from many modern built structures, including new universities, stadiums, light manufacturing facilities, and schools.
Overall, Akon has a greater intent with his new city and that is to help put the well deserved financial power back into the hands of the people of Senegal:
Via The Verge- Akon said blockchain technology and cryptocurrency could be “the savior for Africa in many ways” because of its high security factor. He said the app-based system “allows the people to utilize it in ways where they can advance themselves and not allow government to do those things that are keeping them down.”
It’s also being suggested that Akon’s new city is similar to a new plan that is currently being put into place in Marshall Islands, regarding their quest to become more independent:
According to The Verge, the Akon Crypto City website ‘shows a mock-up image of an app that would handle AKoin withdrawals, deposits, and transfers, along with financial services like micro-loans, and social media outlets and user-generated content. The system sounds something like what’s being planned in the Marshall Islands, where the government signed a law replacing the US dollar with its own sovereign cryptocurrency earlier in 2018.’
Akon has made history in more ways than just his ‘real life Wakanda-land.’ He’s also already made a HUGE difference in the lives of millions of African people, by bringing electricity to 15 African countries through his project, Akon Lighting Africa. According to Forbes, so far the Akon Lighting Africa project is responsible for “100,000 solar street lamps installed across 480 communities in 15 countries, along with 1,200 solar micro-grids and 5,500 indirect jobs created.”
The Senegal born brotha has always been the ambitious one. Much respect to Akon for taking the huge initiative to move his native continent forward!