A computer-generated image of Akon City in Senegal, American R&B singer Akon’s planned US$6 billion futuristic city. Photo: Hussein Bakri/BAD Consultant/Semer GroupA computer-generated image of Akon City in Senegal, American R&B singer Akon’s planned US$6 billion futuristic city. Photo: Hussein Bakri/BAD Consultant/Semer Group
A computer-generated image of Akon City in Senegal, American R&B singer Akon’s planned US$6 billion futuristic city. Photo: Hussein Bakri/BAD Consultant/Semer Group

A ‘real-life Wakanda’: US singer Akon’s US$6 billion ‘Akon City’ in Senegal will even have its own cryptocurrency

  • Construction begins in early 2021 for ‘Akon City’, a futuristic urban centre in Senegal that will use a cryptocurrency called AKoin
  • It will include recording studios and even a zone dubbed ‘Senewood’ that developers hope will help develop Senegal’s film industry

Topic |   Africa
A computer-generated image of Akon City in Senegal, American R&B singer Akon’s planned US$6 billion futuristic city. Photo: Hussein Bakri/BAD Consultant/Semer GroupA computer-generated image of Akon City in Senegal, American R&B singer Akon’s planned US$6 billion futuristic city. Photo: Hussein Bakri/BAD Consultant/Semer Group
A computer-generated image of Akon City in Senegal, American R&B singer Akon’s planned US$6 billion futuristic city. Photo: Hussein Bakri/BAD Consultant/Semer Group
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